For­mer Mets pitcher who lost record 27 in a row dies at 51

The Washington Times Daily - - SPORTS -

NEW YORK | For­mer New York Mets pitcher An­thony Young, who set a ma­jor league record with 27 straight losses, has died. He was 51.

The Mets said Young died Tues­day in Hous­ton after a long ill­ness. He had told for­mer team­mates this spring that he had a brain tu­mor.

Young’s streak of losses be­gan in 1992 with the Mets and stretched into the next sea­son. In all, the drought spanned 74 ap­pear­ances.

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