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Al Downing

Alphonso Erwin Downing

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: June 28, 1941 in Trenton, NJ
High School: Trenton Central HS (Trenton, NJ)
Schools: Muhlenberg College (Allentown, PA), Rider University (Lawrenceville, NJ)
Signed
by the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent in 1961. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 19, 1961 (Age 20.021)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1963 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Yankees/Dodgers/Brewers/Athletics 1961-1977

Final Game: July 13, 1977 (Age 36.015)
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Standard Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1961 NYY AL 20 P 5 1 0 9.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 2.00 0.40 .955 2.00 2.02 2 0 0% 36% 0
1962 NYY AL 21 P 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.10 0 0 0
1963 NYY AL 22 P 24 22 10 175.2 26 7 18 1 1 .962 1.28 1.04 .955 1.99 2.00 5 1 17% 33% 2
1964 NYY AL 23 P 37 34 11 244.0 45 6 39 0 0 1.000 1.66 1.22 .957 1.90 1.89 4 7 64% 37% 5
1965 NYY AL 24 P 35 32 8 212.0 44 6 36 2 4 .955 1.78 1.20 .951 2.04 2.03 3 5 63% 34% 6
1966 NYY AL 25 P 30 30 1 200.0 23 4 16 3 2 .870 0.90 0.67 .952 1.99 1.98 2 6 75% 38% 3
1967 NYY AL 26 P 31 28 10 201.2 37 9 27 1 2 .973 1.61 1.16 .957 1.96 1.96 7 8 53% 41% 1 AS
1968 NYY AL 27 P 15 12 1 61.1 11 2 9 0 0 1.000 1.61 0.73 .957 1.89 1.88 0 1 100% 37% 0
1969 NYY AL 28 P 30 15 5 130.2 18 3 14 1 1 .944 1.17 0.57 .951 1.88 1.88 6 2 25% 36% 0
1970 TOT AL 29 P 27 22 2 135.1 42 9 30 3 2 .929 2.59 1.44 .951 1.86 1.85 9 8 47% 39% 1
1970 OAK AL 29 P 10 6 1 41.0 16 1 15 0 2 1.000 3.51 1.60 .951 1.87 1.85 2 4 67% 40% 1
1970 MIL AL 29 P 17 16 1 94.1 26 8 15 3 0 .885 2.19 1.35 .951 1.86 1.85 7 4 36% 39% 0
1971 LAD NL 30 P 37 36 12 262.1 48 7 40 1 2 .979 1.61 1.27 .954 1.90 1.90 11 4 27% 35% 1 CYA-3,MVP-10
1972 LAD NL 31 P 31 30 7 202.2 60 5 54 1 5 .983 2.62 1.90 .950 1.78 1.78 15 6 29% 37% 3
1973 LAD NL 32 P 30 28 5 193.0 45 8 34 3 1 .933 1.96 1.40 .950 1.88 1.88 8 6 43% 36% 4
1974 LAD NL 33 P 21 16 1 98.1 23 2 20 1 2 .957 2.01 1.05 .944 1.88 1.88 9 2 18% 33% 2
1975 LAD NL 34 P 22 6 0 74.2 21 4 17 0 0 1.000 2.53 0.95 .946 1.86 1.86 5 4 44% 32% 1
1976 LAD NL 35 P 17 3 0 46.2 9 0 9 0 1 1.000 1.74 0.53 .950 1.89 1.87 2 2 50% 33% 0
1977 LAD NL 36 P 12 1 0 20.0 4 0 3 1 0 .750 1.35 0.25 .950 1.84 1.85 5 0 0% 35% 0
17 Seasons P 405 316 73 2268.1 458 72 368 18 23 .961 1.75 1.09 .952 1.91 1.91 93 62 40% 36% 29
17 Seasons TOT 405 316 73 2268.1 458 72 368 18 23 .961 1.75 1.09 .952 1.91 1.91 93 62 40% 36% 29
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
1961 NYY AL 20 P
1962 NYY AL 21 P
1963 NYY AL 22 P
1964 NYY AL 23 P
1965 NYY AL 24 P
1966 NYY AL 25 P
1967 NYY AL 26 P
1968 NYY AL 27 P
1969 NYY AL 28 P
1970 OAK AL 29 P
1970 MIL AL 29 P
1971 LAD NL 30 P
1972 LAD NL 31 P
1973 LAD NL 32 P
1974 LAD NL 33 P
1975 LAD NL 34 P
1976 LAD NL 35 P
1977 LAD NL 36 P
17 Seasons P
17 Seasons TOT
Lg Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1961 NYY AL 20 5 1 5 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1962 NYY AL 21 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1963 NYY AL 22 24 22 24 24 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1964 NYY AL 23 40 35 40 37 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
1965 NYY AL 24 36 32 36 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1966 NYY AL 25 30 30 30 30 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1967 NYY AL 26 31 28 31 31 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1968 NYY AL 27 15 12 15 15 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1969 NYY AL 28 30 15 30 30 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1970 MIL AL 29 17 16 17 17 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1970 OAK AL 29 10 6 10 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1971 LAD NL 30 37 36 37 37 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1972 LAD NL 31 31 30 31 31 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1973 LAD NL 32 30 28 30 30 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1974 LAD NL 33 21 16 21 21 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1975 LAD NL 34 22 6 22 22 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1976 LAD NL 35 17 3 17 17 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1977 LAD NL 36 12 1 12 12 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Seasons 409 317 409 405 405 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Lg G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- P*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%
1961 NYY AL 20 47 60% 11% 2 100% 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
1962 NYY AL 21 3 67% 33% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1963 NYY AL 22 706 67% 27% 21 81% 0 6 1 4 19 13 2 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 50%
1964 NYY AL 23 1040 71% 24% 35 94% 0 5 0 5 39 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 100%
1965 NYY AL 24 902 70% 21% 31 94% 0 6 1 4 36 21 5 2 0 0 2 0 4 3 3 1 6 67%
1966 NYY AL 25 844 74% 22% 16 81% 0 4 0 3 16 8 1 3 0 1 2 1 2 1 2 0 6 67%
1967 NYY AL 26 807 74% 23% 30 93% 0 8 2 5 29 21 3 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 2 0 5 100%
1968 NYY AL 27 256 77% 28% 12 100% 0 2 0 2 12 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 100%
1969 NYY AL 28 550 78% 23% 17 88% 0 3 0 3 15 12 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 6 67%
1970 MIL AL 29 414 77% 26% 21 90% 0 8 0 6 17 13 4 3 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 5 100%
1970 OAK AL 29 180 77% 29% 16 100% 0 1 0 0 17 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 100%
1971 LAD NL 30 1095 82% 29% 44 91% 0 7 1 5 40 31 3 1 0 0 1 0 3 1 3 0 7 100%
1972 LAD NL 31 868 81% 30% 58 91% 1 6 1 2 54 42 4 1 0 0 1 0 5 3 4 1 10 90%
1973 LAD NL 32 790 79% 27% 37 92% 0 7 1 3 36 27 3 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 7 100%
1974 LAD NL 33 426 78% 29% 19 95% 0 2 2 0 19 14 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 1 1 3 100%
1975 LAD NL 34 311 82% 38% 19 89% 0 4 1 3 17 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 60%
1976 LAD NL 35 196 80% 33% 10 90% 0 0 0 0 9 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 67%
1977 LAD NL 36 99 67% 21% 3 100% 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
17 Seasons 9534 76% 26% 391 92% 2 69 10 45 380 279 32 18 1 4 13 5 24 12 19 4 79 86%
MLB Averages 80% 28% 90% 85%
Lg PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1983 BBWAA ()

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1971 NL (10, 11%)
0.11 Career Shares (905th)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1971 NL (3, 33%)
0.33 Career Shares (138th)

Assists as P s c a p y
1972 NL  54 (1st)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1972 NL  2.62 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1972 NL  1.90 (3rd)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1964 AL  1.000 (1st)

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Name and misspellings: Alphonso Al alan alberto allan allen alphonse Erwin Downing

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