Alphonso Erwin Downing
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) by the Signed 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 Exceeded rookie limits during 1963 season Rookie Status: [*]
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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News -- June 2014
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