Al Downing

Al Downing
Birthdate 06/28/1941
Death Date
Debut Year 1961
Year of Induction
Teams Athletics, Brewers, Dodgers, Yankees
Positions Announcer, Pitcher

An All Star in 1967, Al Downing won 20 games in 1971 and was named NL Comeback Player of the Year. He also gave up Hank Aaron’s 715th HR.

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Together, Al Downing and Jim Bouton were young aces of the Yankees

Together, Al Downing and Jim Bouton were young aces of the Yankees

This 1964 Topps card features the images and autographs of Al Downing and Jim Bouton. Both were coming off of outstanding 1963 campaigns. Downing posted a career-best .722 winning percentage, a 2.56 ERA and a league-leading 8.8 strikeouts per nine innings. Bouton was a 20-game winner and All Star. B
Al Downing was an All Star for the Yankees and Comeback Player of the Year for the Dodgers

Al Downing was an All Star for the Yankees and Comeback Player of the Year for the Dodgers

The Major League Baseball Players Association sent out questionnaires like this one to its players to determine what endorsements each man had. Today’s players compliment their baseball salary with off-field endorsement. That wasn’t always the case. This document filled out by Al Downing on July

One response to “Al Downing”

  1. George Jackson says:

    To this day I’ll never forget you giving me a ride home before the start of the season talking about giving the Homer’s to Mr.Aaron before the season started. Murph Friend

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