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Anthony Young Dies: Former Mets Pitcher Had Most Consecutive Losses

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New York Mets pitcher Anthony Young throws in a game against the San Diego Padres on July 21, 1993. (Stephen Dunn/ALLSPORT)

By    |   Wednesday, 28 Jun 2017 03:29 PM

Former pitcher for the New York Mets Anthony Young died Tuesday on the 24th anniversary of his breaking the major league record for most consecutive losses.

Young had 27 consecutive losses in 1992 and 1993, with the last loss coming June 27, 1993, against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Turk Wendell, another former Mets pitcher, said Young told participants at the Mets fantasy camp a few months ago that he had been diagnosed with a brain tumor.

“He never ran away from anything,” Wendell said, ESPN reported.

Young went 15-48 with a 3.89 ERA in his career with the Mets, Cubs, and Astros from 1991-1996, according to Bleacher Report.

"I really don’t think I deserved it, but I have the record," he told MLB.com in 2011. "And I don’t wish it on anyone."

Young became a youth pitching coach after retiring from baseball and continued giving lessons even while being treated for the brain tumor, Sports Illustrated reported.

Twitter showed respect for Young and offered condolences.

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