After attending Furr High School (graduated 1984 ) and the University of Houston (1986-1987), Anthony pitched six seasons in the Majors with the New York Mets, Chicago Cubs, and Houston Astros. While with the Mets, from May 6, 1992 to July 24, 1993, he lost 27 consecutive games in which he had a decision. This losing streak is the longest in Major League Baseball history. Despite posting a respectable 3.89 ERA for his career, he finished with a record of 15 wins and 48 losses for a winning perecentage of .238%.
In January 2017, Young revealed that he had been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. Doctors were unsure at the time if the tumor was malignant. He underwent chemotherapy and reported in February that the tumor had shrunk. On June 27, Young died at the age of 51.