Al Downing

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Birthday
28, 1941
Birthplace
New Jersey
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
28, 1941 (age 77)
Birthplace
New Jersey

About

Pitcher for the New York Yankees, Oakland Athletics, Milwaukee Brewers, and Los Angeles Dodgers from 1961 to 1977; turned to broadcasting after retirement.

Before Fame

He starred at Rider University, before signing with the Yankees as a free agent in 1961.

Trivia

He was an All-Star in 1967 while with the Yankees and then, after battling injuries, was awarded the NL Comeback Player of the Year award in 1971, while with the Dodgers.

Family Life

He was born and raised in Trenton, New Jersey.

Associated With

He is best remembered for being the pitcher to surrender Hank Aaron's record-breaking 715th career home run.