Former Cubs pitcher dies from brain cancer


by - Senior Editor -
Discuss on the Baseball Message Board   Print   | CubsHQ Facebook ChicagoCubsHQ Twitter CubsHQ RSS Feed
Stephen Dunn/Getty Images
Stephen Dunn/Getty Images

Former Chicago Cubs pitcher Anthony "AY" Young has passed away from brain cancer in Houston on Tuesday.

Young spent two years with the Cubs (1994, 1995) and was 7-10 with 3.87 ERA with two saves. For his major league career which also included his years with the Mets and a stint with the Astros, he had 3.89 ERA with 20 saves and 245 strikeouts.

The 51-year old was most famous for losing 27 consecutive decisions between 1992 and 1993 which still is the longest streak in MLB history. His career is one of the most bizarre in major league history because he was very unlucky with all the defeats despite his respectable 3.89 career ERA.

Thanks for visiting CubsHQ.com. Follow our Facebook page to get updates on your news feed!
Send Feedback to Tony Crumpton: Email | Comment
Discuss on the Baseball Message Board   Print   | CubsHQ Facebook ChicagoCubsHQ Twitter CubsHQ RSS Feed
Loading...
Post your comments!
WATCH: SCHWAR-BOMB! Schwarber reaches Home Run Derby final on walk-off bomb
WATCH: SCHWAR-BOMB! Schwarber reaches Home Run Derby final on walk-off bomb
Commentary: Yu OK?
Commentary: Yu OK?
Schwarber comes up short in riveting Home Run Derby
Schwarber comes up short in riveting Home Run Derby
WATCH: Schwarber smacks 16 homers in first round, advances in Home Run Derby
WATCH: Schwarber smacks 16 homers in first round, advances in Home Run Derby
WATCH: Baez wears Roberto Clemente suit at HR Derby, crushes 16 homers
WATCH: Baez wears Roberto Clemente suit at HR Derby, crushes 16 homers
Albert Almora Jr.'s wife 'doing much better'
Albert Almora Jr.'s wife 'doing much better'
Commentary: My first experience at Petco Park
Commentary: My first experience at Petco Park
Javy Baez to lead off for NL in All-Star game
Javy Baez to lead off for NL in All-Star game
Cubs reportedly in talks to acquire All-Star closer
Cubs reportedly in talks to acquire All-Star closer
Sign Up for E-Mail News Alerts
Features
Breaking
Daily Digest