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Al DowningTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1961-1977 MLB Years: 1961-1977
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PositionsP-405Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameAlphonso Erwin Downing
Height5-11Weight177BatsRightThrowsLeft
Born DateJune 28,1941 [77.089]PlaceTrenton,New Jersey
High SchoolTrenton Central (Trenton,NJ)
CollegeMuhlenberg College (Allentown,PA)

DraftedSigned as undrafted amateur free agent in 1961 by the New York Yankees.
MLB DebutJuly 19,1961 [20.021]
OrganizationsNYA [9] LAN [7] MIL [1] OAK [1] Awards1Awards Voting2-76
TBC Player ID10874Retrosheet IDdowna101MLBAM ID113515
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts69Walks40Hittable68SO/BB56vsPower68Hitting38Durability51Team.559Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1961nullAA--Rel20911.8412012000098.0702820050960001.226.43--4.598.821.92.900-
1962nullAAA--Rel219134.10320320000169.0135877701131800001.477.19--6.029.591.59.409-
1963nullAAA--Rel22322.6810010000057.0402317045640001.496.32--7.1110.111.42.600-
1968nullAA--Rel27143.48505000031.0241712016170001.296.97--4.654.941.06.200-
Minor League Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter22203.19590590000355.026915512602243570001.396.82--5.689.051.59.524-
AAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter12153.74420420000226.01751109401582440001.476.97--6.299.721.54.444-
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1052.23170170000129.09445320661130001.246.56--4.607.881.71.667-
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings14123.19370370000220.0167967801392210001.396.82--5.689.051.59.538-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1961New York YankeesALMLBnya24p2051000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
1963New York YankeesALMLBnya24p2224584620020033103000.103.148.138.2868264.222.035.086.1354.6948.4410.330.000.0033.33
1964New York YankeesALMLBnya14p23408551511070043304002.176.213.212.42518293.288.036.082.1954.3035.488.250.000.0013.33
1965New York YankeesALMLBnya24p2436744820170033006000.108.143.176.31913383.163.068.108.1473.6136.1410.001.2074.0037.50
1966New York YankeesALMLBnya24p2530704701070043005002.100.149.129.2789179.175.029.086.1325.0637.977.500.000.0014.29
1967New York YankeesALMLBnya24p2631665810120052901003.121.183.182.36512272.194.061.136.1756.9440.285.801.3966.0025.00
1968New York YankeesALMLBnya24p2715171300010011000001.176.222.176.3983018.429.000.059.1895.5655.5610.000.000.000.00
1969New York YankeesALMLBnya24p2830442610050021702000.136.174.159.3337148.222.023.068.1584.1735.428.500.000.0016.67
1970Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak38p291011020001000501000.182.182.182.3642012.333.000.000.1650.0041.670.000.000.000.00
1970Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil36p2917240200010001207000.083.083.083.1662031.167.000.000.0760.0038.710.000.000.000.00
1970Totals for AL-AL         27350400020001708000.114.114.114.2284043.222.000.000.1040.0039.530.000.000.000.00
1971Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan44p303792416200100062808005.174.224.196.420182106.250.022.087.2005.6626.424.670.000.0012.50
1972Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan44p3131662811020012706000.121.134.167.30111273.205.046.061.1381.3736.9927.000.000.0025.00
1973Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan44p3230572520030051807001.088.161.123.2847269.128.035.123.1447.2526.093.600.000.0040.00
1974Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan44p3321293500020011103101.172.194.172.3665034.263.000.034.1722.9432.3511.000.000.000.00
1975Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan44p342216000001002800100.000.105.000.1050019.000.000.125.07510.5342.114.000.000.000.00
1976Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan44p35176000000000400000.000.000.000.000006.000.000.000.0000.0066.670.000.000.000.00
1977Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan44p36121000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 16 Season(s)Filter408717369112325100372930532015.127.169.160.32911517809.210.033.085.0004.5736.227.920.25358.5018.68
New York Yankees Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter2114152553722310022180021008.128.172.169.3417011458.219.041.094.0004.8039.308.180.44207.5020.75
Los Angeles Dodgers Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter170267113451018001596024207.127.173.154.327416308.197.027.082.0004.8731.176.400.000.0017.65
Milwaukee Brewers Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter17240200010001207000.083.083.083.1662031.167.000.000.0000.0038.710.000.000.000.00
Oakland Athletics Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1011020001000501000.182.182.182.3642012.333.000.000.0000.0041.670.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games1622851436511200015116021106.127.169.160.329467321.210.033.085.0004.5736.227.920.25358.5018.68

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1961New York YankeesALMLBnya20P5-9-2--221.0000.400.22-----5100.03.1
1962New York YankeesALMLBnya21P1-1-------------10.00.6
1963New York YankeesALMLBnya22P24-175718112625.9621.040.14-----24100.014.9
1964New York YankeesALMLBnya23P37-244639--45451.0001.220.18-----4092.522.8
1965New York YankeesALMLBnya24P35-212636244442.9551.200.20-----3697.221.6
1966New York YankeesALMLBnya25P30-200416322320.8700.670.10-----30100.018.9
1967New York YankeesALMLBnya26P31-201927123736.9731.160.18-----31100.019.1
1968New York YankeesALMLBnya27P15-6129--11111.0000.730.18-----15100.09.3
1969New York YankeesALMLBnya28P30-130314111817.9440.570.13-----30100.018.6
1970Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil29P17-948153-2623.8851.350.24-----17100.010.5
1970Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak29P10-41115-216161.0001.600.39-----10100.06.2
1971Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan30P37-262740124847.9791.270.18-----37100.022.8
1972Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan31P31-202554156059.9831.900.2915671.4231100.020.0
1973Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan32P30-193834314542.9331.400.228657.1-30100.018.6
1974Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan33P21-98220122322.9571.050.22-----21100.013.0
1975Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan34P22-74417--21211.0000.950.28-----22100.013.6
1976Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan35P17-46-9-1991.0000.530.20-----17100.010.5
1977Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan36P12-20-31-43.7500.250.15-----12100.07.4
MLB Totals for P - 17 season(s)-   P405-2263723681823458440.9611.090.19231265.724050.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1961New York YankeesALMLBnya205----------
1962New York YankeesALMLBnya211----------
1963New York YankeesALMLBnya2224----------
1964New York YankeesALMLBnya2337----------
1965New York YankeesALMLBnya2435----------
1966New York YankeesALMLBnya2530----------
1967New York YankeesALMLBnya2631----------
1968New York YankeesALMLBnya2715----------
1969New York YankeesALMLBnya2830----------
1970Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil2917----------
1970Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak2910----------
1971Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan3037----------
1972Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan3131----------
1973Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan3230----------
1974Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan3321----------
1975Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan3422----------
1976Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan3517----------
1977Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan3612----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
1963New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB22015.401005.0731601.6012.600.001.8010.806.000.00.000
1964New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB23018.223007.2972501.5310.570.002.355.872.500.00.000
1974Los Angeles DodgersChamp. SeriesMLB33000.001004.0101000.502.250.002.250.000.000.00.000
1974Los Angeles DodgersWorld SeriesMLB33012.451003.2414302.509.820.009.827.360.750.00.000
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 1 yrs000.0010100004.0100010000.502.250.002.250.000.000.00.000
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 3 yrs036.06505000016.3200110714001.6511.020.003.867.712.000.00.000

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1963New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB2211000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
1964New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB2332000000000200000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
1974Los Angeles DodgersChamp. SeriesMLB3311000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
1974Los Angeles DodgersWorld SeriesMLB3311000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 1 yrs11000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 3 yrs54000000000300000.000.000.000.000004.000.000.0000.0075.000.000.000.000.00

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1984Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBMLBlan43Broadcaster1627983.48813.04Tom Lasorda
1985Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBMLBlan44Broadcaster1629567.586--1Tom LasordaLost NLCS (Cardinals)
1986Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBMLBlan45Broadcaster1627389.45123.05Tom Lasorda
1987Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBMLBlan46Broadcaster1627389.45117.04Tom Lasorda
1991Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBMLBlan50Broadcaster1629369.5741.02Tom Lasorda
2000Atlanta BravesNLMLBMLBatl59Broadcaster1629567.586--1Bobby CoxLost in 1st Round (Cardinals)
2005Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBMLBlan64Broadcaster1627191.43811.04Jim Tracy-
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [1]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1971NL Comeback Player of the Year1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1977-07-21Released by Dodgers. 
1971-02-10TradeTraded by Brewers to Dodgers for Andy Kosco. 
1970-06-11TradeTraded by Athletics with Tito Francona to Brewers for Steve Hovley. 
1969-12-05TradeTraded by Yankees with Frank Fernandez to Athletics for Ossie Chavarria and Danny Cater. 
1961-01-01ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Yankees. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.