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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)   vs. WSA 1.0 IP, 1 H, 2 SO, 3 BB, 5 ER, L
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)   vs. HOU 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
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Career Home Runs

For all seasons after 1973, the play-by-play data is complete (summary of missing data for pre-1974). For some games from 1954 to 1973, we do not have complete play-by-play.

Al Downing: 2 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 0 walk-off, 1 tying, 0 go ahead
1 Tm
NYY2
 
vs RHP2
 
Home1
Away1
 
Leverage
High Lev1
Medium Lev1
1 Opp
DET2
1 Pitcher
Denny McLain2
2 Parks
Yankee Stad1
Tiger Stad1
Where Hit
71
891
General field locations when available.
 
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms2
Gms w/ this # = 0 are not shown.
 
OrderPos
9th2
Outs
01
21
 
DefPos
P2
Bases
12-1
---1
 
4 RBI
RISP1
0 on1
2 on1
Any on1
Inning
31
41
 
1-31
4-61
RelScore
+11
-31
 
Ahead1
Behind1
Before event, for batter

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1965 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1965-08-08 NYY @ DET Denny McLain behind 0-3 t 4 2 12- 3 9 1 0.293 46% Home Run (CF-RF); Pepitone Scores; Boyer Scores
1967 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
2 2 1 1 1967-06-23 NYY DET Denny McLain ahead 1-0 b 3 0 --- 1 9 1 0.107 79% Home Run

About the SABR Home Run Encyclopedia

Much of the data on Baseball-Reference.com's Home Run Logs comes from the Tattersall/McConnell Home Run Log, a database of all homers hit in the major leagues since 1876. This project was begun in the 1940's by John C. Tattersall and was continued after Tattersall's death in 1981 by Bob McConnell, one of SABR's original 16 members. David Vincent, another SABR member, has since assumed the leadership of the project. Baseball-Reference.com has licensed this remarkable database from the Society for American Baseball Research. All credit for the data therein goes to the intrepid researchers who digitized this data from archival sources.

For years from 1914 to 2014, RetroSheet play-by-play data has been used whenever the home run occurred in a game for which we have complete play-by-play data.

There are a handful of cases where the home run logs totals do not agree with the totals on our player pages. We are working to reconcile all of those differences, but believe that in all cases the Home Run Encyclopedia is correct.