He played part of one season in Major League Baseball for the Saint Louis Browns in 1931. He was a switch hitter and threw right-handed. He was 6"0" and weighed 175 lbs.
Young also played 4 games at fullback for the Dayton Triangles of the National Football League in 1925.
Young had an extensive career in minor league baseball, spanning eighteen seasons from 1923-1940. He played most of his career with the minor league Milwaukee Brewers, for whom he played in all but two seasons from 1923-1934.