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Current Status
High Level
Proper Name
Alphonso Erwin Downing
Stat Years
1961-1977  [mlb] 1961-1977
Height/Weight
5-11 / 177
Bats/Throws
Right / Left
Positions
P (405)
Draft Position
P
Born Date/Place
High School
Trenton Central (Trenton,NJ)
Colleges
Muhlenberg College (Allentown, Pennsylvania)
Draft
Signed as undrafted free agent by the New York Yankees in 1961
Bonus
Signing Scouts
MLB Debut
1961-07-19 - Boxscore  (Age: 20.021)
Service Time
Organizations
NYA [9] LAN [7] OAK [1] MIL [1]
ID Numbers
tbc id: 10874 ... retro id: downa101 ... mlbam id: 113515
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Career Pitching Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgeExpDetailWLERAGGSCGSHOGFGRSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9RA9SO BBWPCT
    1961BinghamtonEastAA----201---911.841200000098.0702820050960001.226.430.004.598.822.571.92.900
    1961New York YankeesALMLBnya24201Log - Sp - Ext - Perf018.0051003409.0788012121112.117.000.0012.0012.008.001.00.000
    1961Minor Totals: byYearAA----201---911.8412000012098.0702820050960001.226.430.004.598.822.571.92.900
    1961MLB Totals: NYAbyYearMLB----201Log - Sp - Ext - Perf018.0051003409.0788012121112.117.000.0012.0012.008.001.00.000
    1962RichmondILAAA----212---9134.1032000000169.0135877701131800001.477.190.006.029.594.631.59.409
    1962New York YankeesALMLBnya24212Log - Sp - Ext - Perf000.0010001101.00000010000.000.000.000.009.000.000.00.000
    1962Minor Totals: byYearAAA----211---9134.10320000320169.0135877701131800001.477.190.006.029.594.631.59.409
    1962MLB Totals: NYAbyYearMLB----211Log - Sp - Ext - Perf000.0010001101.00000010000.000.000.000.009.000.002.00.000
    1963RichmondILAAA----223---322.681000000057.0402317045640001.496.320.007.1110.113.631.42.600
    1963New York YankeesALMLBnya24223Log - Sp - Ext - Perf1352.562422104220175.211452507801715101.105.840.364.108.762.662.14.722
    1963Minor Totals: byYearAAA----221---322.6810000010057.0402317045640001.496.320.007.1110.113.631.42.600
    1963MLB Totals: NYAbyYearMLB----221Log - Sp - Ext - Perf1352.572422104220175.711452507801715101.115.860.364.118.782.672.14.722
    1964New York YankeesALMLBnya14234Log - Sp - Ext - Perf1383.473735111222244.0201104941812021714301.327.410.664.438.003.841.81.619
    1964MLB Totals: NYAbyYearMLB----231Log - Sp - Ext - Perf1383.473735111222244.0201104941812021714301.327.410.664.438.003.841.81.619
    1965New York YankeesALMLBnya24245Log - Sp - Ext - Perf12143.40353282230212.01859280161051795121.377.850.684.467.603.911.70.462
    1965MLB Totals: NYAbyYearMLB----241Log - Sp - Ext - Perf12143.40353282230212.01859280161051795121.377.850.684.467.603.911.70.462
    1966New York YankeesALMLBnya24256Log - Sp - Ext - Perf10113.56303010000200.0178907923791524011.298.011.043.566.844.051.92.476
    1966MLB Totals: NYAbyYearMLB----251Log - Sp - Ext - Perf10113.56303010000200.0178907923791524011.298.011.043.566.844.051.92.476
    1967New York YankeesALMLBnya24267Log - Sp - Ext - Perf14102.633128104230201.2158655913611715061.097.050.582.727.632.902.80.583
    1967MLB Totals: NYAbyYearMLB----261Log - Sp - Ext - Perf14102.643128104230201.7158655913611715061.097.070.582.737.652.912.80.583
    1968BinghamtonEastAA----278---143.48500000031.0241712016170001.296.970.004.654.944.941.06.200
    1968New York YankeesALMLBnya24278Log - Sp - Ext - Perf333.5215121013061.1542424720401111.217.921.032.935.873.522.00.500
    1968Minor Totals: byYearAA----271---143.48500005031.0241712016170001.296.970.004.654.944.941.06.200
    1968MLB Totals: NYAbyYearMLB----271Log - Sp - Ext - Perf333.5415121013061.3542424720401111.217.951.032.955.893.542.00.500
    1969New York YankeesALMLBnya24289Log - Sp - Ext - Perf753.373015515150130.211757491249855001.278.060.833.375.853.931.73.583
    1969MLB Totals: NYAbyYearMLB----281Log - Sp - Ext - Perf753.393015515150130.711757491249855001.278.090.833.395.883.941.73.583
    1970Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak382910Log - Sp - Ext - Perf333.951061004041.0391918522260011.498.561.104.835.714.171.18.500
    1970Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil362910Log - Sp - Ext - Perf2103.3417161011094.1794735859538031.467.540.765.635.064.480.90.167
    1970MLB Totals: OAK-MILbyYearMLB----292Log - Sp - Ext - Perf5133.53272220150135.311866531381798041.477.860.875.405.264.400.98.278
    1971Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan443011Log - Sp - Ext - Perf2092.683736125010262.12459378168413612131.258.410.552.884.673.191.62.690
    1971MLB Totals: LANbyYearMLB----301Log - Sp - Ext - Perf2092.683736125010262.32459378168413612131.268.410.552.884.673.191.62.690
    1972Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan443112Log - Sp - Ext - Perf992.98313074110202.2196816713671172171.308.700.582.985.203.601.75.500
    1972MLB Totals: LANbyYearMLB----311Log - Sp - Ext - Perf992.98313074110202.7196816713671172171.308.720.582.985.213.611.75.500
    1973Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan443213Log - Sp - Ext - Perf993.31302852120193.0155877119681247111.167.230.893.175.784.061.82.500
    1973MLB Totals: LANbyYearMLB----321Log - Sp - Ext - Perf993.31302852120193.0155877119681247111.167.230.893.175.784.061.82.500
    1974Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan443314Log - Sp - Ext - Perf563.6621161125098.1945240745633031.418.600.644.125.774.761.40.455
    1974MLB Totals: LANbyYearMLB----331Log - Sp - Ext - Perf563.6721161125098.3945240745633031.428.620.644.135.784.771.40.455
    1975Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan443415Log - Sp - Ext - Perf212.8922600616174.2593124628392121.177.110.723.374.703.741.39.667
    1975MLB Totals: LANbyYearMLB----341Log - Sp - Ext - Perf212.9122600616174.7593124628392121.177.160.733.404.733.761.39.667
    1976Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan443516Log - Sp - Ext - Perf123.8617300614046.2432120318302001.318.290.583.475.794.051.67.333
    1976MLB Totals: LANbyYearMLB----351Log - Sp - Ext - Perf123.9017300614046.7432120318302001.328.380.583.515.844.091.67.333
    1977Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan443617Log - Sp - Ext - Perf016.7512100211020.0221515416231001.909.901.807.2010.356.751.44.000
    1977MLB Totals: LANbyYearMLB----361Log - Sp - Ext - Perf016.7512100211020.0221515416231001.909.901.807.2010.356.751.44.000
    MLB Totals (18 yrs)1231073.224053177324378832,268.3194693881117793316397711311.277.720.703.706.503.721.76.535
    American League Totals (11 yrs)77703.262351974812193821,370.711325584961096071107487151.277.440.723.997.273.671.82.524
    National League Totals (7 yrs)46373.16170120251218501897.781438031568326532294161.278.170.683.275.343.811.63.554
    Minor League Totals22203.19590000590355.026915512602243570001.396.820.005.689.053.931.59.524
    Minor: AA Totals1052.23170000170129.09445320661130001.246.560.004.607.883.141.71.667
    Minor: AAA Totals12153.74420000420226.01751109401582440001.476.970.006.299.724.381.54.444
    New York Yankees Totals (9 yrs)72573.232081754612183321,235.31014492443965261028407111.257.390.703.837.493.591.95.558
    Los Angeles Dodgers Totals (7 yrs)46373.16170120251218501897.781438031568326532294161.278.170.683.275.343.811.63.554
    Milwaukee Brewers Totals (1 yrs)2103.3517161011094.3794735859538031.477.560.775.645.074.500.90.167
    Oakland Athletics Totals (1 yrs)333.951061004041.0391918522260011.498.561.104.835.714.171.18.500
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics W Wins (Pitcher or Team) L Losses (Pitcher or Team) ERA Earned Run Average ( (9/IP)*ER ) G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started CG Complete Games SHO Shutouts GF Games Finished GR Games Relieved SV Saves IP Innings Pitched H Hits R Runs ER Earned Runs HR Home Runs BB Walks SO Strikeouts WP Wild Pitches BK Balks HB Hit Batsmen from pitcher perspective WHIP Walks and Hits per Inning Pitched ( (H+BB) / IP ) H9 Hits allowed per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * H ) HR9 Home Runs allowed per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * HR ) BB9 Walks per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * BB ) SO9 Strikeouts per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * SO ) RA9 Runs Against per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * R ) SO BB Strikeouts to Walk ratio ( SO/BB ) WPct Winning Percentage (W/(W+L))

    Career Batting Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgePosDetailExpGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHPSHSFIWDPAVGOBPSLGOPSPATBXBHsecAISObabipBB%SO%SOBBABHRHR%XBH%
    1961New York YankeesALMLBnya2420pL-S-E-P151000000000000000.000.000.000.000100.000.000.0000.000.000.000.00.000.0
    1963New York YankeesALMLBnya2422pL-S-E-P224584620020033103000.103.148.138.2866482.086.035.2224.6948.4410.330.00.0033.3
    1964New York YankeesALMLBnya1423pL-S-E-P3408551511070043304002.176.213.212.42593182.082.036.2884.3035.488.250.00.0013.3
    1965New York YankeesALMLBnya2424pL-S-E-P436744820170033006000.108.143.176.31983133.108.068.1633.6136.1410.0074.01.2037.5
    1966New York YankeesALMLBnya2425pL-S-E-P530704701070043005002.100.149.129.2787991.086.029.1755.0637.977.500.00.0014.3
    1967New York YankeesALMLBnya2426pL-S-E-P631665810120052901003.121.183.182.36572122.136.061.1946.9440.285.8066.01.3925.0
    1968New York YankeesALMLBnya2427pL-S-E-P715171300010011000001.176.222.176.3981830.059.000.4295.5655.5610.000.00.000.0
    1969New York YankeesALMLBnya2428pL-S-E-P830442610050021702000.136.174.159.3334871.068.023.2224.1735.428.500.00.0016.7
    1970Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak3829pL-S-E-P91011020001000501000.182.182.182.3641220.000.000.3330.0041.670.000.00.000.0
    1970Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil3629pL-S-E-P917240200010001207000.083.083.083.1663120.000.000.1670.0038.710.000.00.000.0
    1971Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan4430pL-S-E-P103792416200100062808005.174.224.196.420106182.087.022.2505.6626.424.670.00.0012.5
    1972Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan4431pL-S-E-P1131662811020012706000.121.134.167.30173112.061.046.2051.3736.9927.000.00.0025.0
    1973Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan4432pL-S-E-P1230572520030051807001.088.161.123.2846972.123.035.1287.2526.093.600.00.0040.0
    1974Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan4433pL-S-E-P1321293500020011103101.172.194.172.3663450.034.000.2632.9432.3511.000.00.000.0
    1975Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan4434pL-S-E-P142216000001002800100.000.105.000.1051900.125.000.00010.5342.114.000.00.000.0
    1976Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan4435pL-S-E-P15176000000000400000.000.000.000.000600.000.000.0000.0066.670.000.00.000.0
    1977Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan4436pL-S-E-P16121000000000000000.000.000.000.000100.000.000.0000.000.000.000.00.000.0
    MLB Totals (17 yrs)408717369112325100372930532015.127.169.160.32980911517.085.033.2104.5736.227.92358.50.2518.7
    American League Totals (10 yrs)2384502557722330022197029008.127.167.164.3315017411.087.037.2194.3939.328.95225.00.4019.3
    National League Totals (7 yrs)170267113451018001596024207.127.173.154.327308416.082.027.1974.8731.176.400.00.0017.6
    New York Yankees Totals (8 yrs)2114152553722310022180021008.128.172.169.3414587011.094.041.2194.8039.308.18207.50.4420.8
    Los Angeles Dodgers Totals (7 yrs)170267113451018001596024207.127.173.154.327308416.082.027.1974.8731.176.400.00.0017.6
    Milwaukee Brewers Totals (1 yrs)17240200010001207000.083.083.083.1663120.000.000.1670.0038.710.000.00.000.0
    Oakland Athletics Totals (1 yrs)1011020001000501000.182.182.182.3641220.000.000.3330.0041.670.000.00.000.0
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Pos Defensive Position Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid G Games Played (or Pitched) AB At Bats R Runs H Hits 2B Doubles 3B Triples HR Home Runs RBI Runs Batted In SB Stolen Bases (Total) CS Caught Stealings BB Walks SO Strikeouts HP Hit by Pitch SH Sacrifice Hits SF Sacrifice Flies IW Intentional Walks DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) AVG Batting Average ( H/AB ) OBP On Base Percentage ( H+BB+HBP / (AB+BB+HBP+SF) SLG Slugging Percentage ( TB / AB ) OPS On Base Plus Slugging (OBP + SLG) PA Plate Appearances TB Total Bases (Singles + (2*Doubles) + (3*Triples) + (4*Home Runs)) XBH Extra Base Hits (Doubles+Triples+Home Runs) secA Seconday Average. Measures extra bases earned by player (BB+(TB-H)+(SB-CS) / AB ISO Isolated Power. Measures the portion of a slugging percentage that is for extra base hits. (SLG-BAVG). babip Batting Average on Balls Put in Play. (H/(AB-SO)) XBH% Extra Base Hit Percentage (XBH/H)

    Career Fielding Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlAgepositGGSINNPOAEDPTCTSCFPCTRFGRFITeam SharePlayer ShareTeam Rank
    1961New York YankeesALMLB20P509.00200221.0000.400.223.1100.013
    1962New York YankeesALMLB21P101.0000000.0000.000.000.6100.015
    1963New York YankeesALMLB22P240175.2718112625.9621.000.1414.9100.08
    1964New York YankeesALMLB23P370245.06390045451.0001.200.1822.892.55
    1965New York YankeesALMLB24P350212.0636244442.9551.200.2021.697.27
    1966New York YankeesALMLB25P300200.0416322320.8700.700.1018.9100.07
    1967New York YankeesALMLB26P310201.2927123736.9731.200.1819.1100.07
    1968New York YankeesALMLB27P15061.1290011111.0000.700.189.3100.011
    1969New York YankeesALMLB28P300130.2314111817.9440.600.1318.6100.08
    1970Milwaukee BrewersALMLB29P17094.0815302623.8851.400.2410.5100.013
    1970Oakland AthleticsALMLB29P10041.01150216161.0001.600.396.2100.011
    1971Los Angeles DodgersNLMLB30P370262.0740124847.9791.300.1822.8100.05
    1972Los Angeles DodgersNLMLB31P310203.0554156059.9831.900.2920.0100.06
    1973Los Angeles DodgersNLMLB32P300193.0834314542.9331.400.2218.6100.09
    1974Los Angeles DodgersNLMLB33P21098.1220122322.9571.000.2213.0100.08
    1975Los Angeles DodgersNLMLB34P22074.24170021211.0001.000.2813.6100.08
    1976Los Angeles DodgersNLMLB35P17046.20901991.0000.500.1910.5100.010
    1977Los Angeles DodgersNLMLB36P12020.0031043.7500.300.157.4100.011
    MLB Totals - (P)40502,26672368182311.0000.000.00---------
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    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started Inn Innings in a game or Innings played at position PO Putouts A Fielding assists E Errors DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) TC Total Chances (PO+A+E) TSC Total Successful Chances (PO+A) FPCT Fielding Percentage (TSC/TC) RFg Range Factor by Game (Total Successful Chances/Games) Rfi Range Factor by Inning (Total Successful Chances/Innings) Team Share Share of team's games played at that position. Will add up to more than 100% since the formula is player games at position / team games. Player Share Share of player's games played at that position Team Rank Rank of games for team at that position.

    Fielding Positional Grid by Year

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    YearCategoryPC1B2B3BSSLFCFRFOFDH
    1961MLB5----------
    1962MLB1----------
    1963MLB24----------
    1964MLB37----------
    1965MLB35----------
    1966MLB30----------
    1967MLB31----------
    1968MLB15----------
    1969MLB30----------
    1970MLB27----------
    1971MLB37----------
    1972MLB31----------
    1973MLB30----------
    1974MLB21----------
    1975MLB22----------
    1976MLB17----------
    1977MLB12----------
    Totals405----------