Al Downing

Al Downing

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Alphonso Al Downing (b. 1941) pitched in the Major Leagues for 16 years, playting for the New York Yankees (1961-69,) Oakland Athletics (1970), Milwaukee Brewers (1970,) and Los Angeles Dodgers (1971-77).
A two time All-Star and 1971 comeback player of the year, Downing pitched in three World Series. He finished his career with a 123-107 win-loss record.
Downing famously threw the pitch which Hank Aaron hit for his record breaking home run in 1974. After retiring, Downing had a long career as a broadcaster.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
cap, bottle
date made
1964
referenced
New York Yankees
depicted (sitter)
Downing, Al
maker
Topps Company, Inc.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 1/2 in; x 3.81 cm
ID Number
1996.0213.038
accession number
1996.0213
catalog number
1996.0213.038
subject
African American
Sports
Baseball
Professional
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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