Former Mets pitcher Anthony Young, 51, 'is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor'
Former New York Mets pitcher Anthony Young has reportedly been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor.
The news comes from Bob Klapisch of the Bergen Record and USA Today.
He tweeted: 'Heard very sad news: Former #Mets pitcher Anthony Young has an inoperable brain tumor. Doctors unsure if malignant but cannot reach it.'
Former New York Mets pitcher Anthony Young (pictured in 1993) has reportedly been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor
Young's going to be admitted to Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, according to the Bergen Record.
He was a Mets fantasy camp instructor, and told campers about his condition, the newspaper reported.
Young told a friend it 'doesn't look good,' according to the Bergen Record.
The 51-year-old played for the New York City team from 1991 to 1993.
He lost 27 decisions in a row - from May 1992 to July 1992 - making it the longest losing streak in MLB history, according to NJ.com.
Young turned into a fan favorite during that time - fans sent good luck charms to the athlete, who appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, the website said.
Young told the New York Times in 2011: 'I still have a box in my attic right now of stuff people sent me.
'I got a letter from Bob Feller. I got lucky dollars, a $2 bill, rabbits' feet. I went out there with a four-leaf clover in my back pocket.
'Believe me, you'll try anything and everything to break something like that.'
He later played for the Chicago Cubs from 1994 - 1995 and the Houston Astros in 1996.
Young is a married father, with two adult children and one teenager.
He works as a warehouse manager in Texas and also coaches youth baseball teams, according to a 2012 article from Sports Illustrated.