» June 15, 1963:
Al Downing's 92 win against Detroit puts the Yankees in first place.
» October 3, 1963: In game 2, Johnny Podres scatters seven hits, Tommy Davis ties a World Series record with two triples, Willie Davis drives in two runs, Moose Skowron homers, and Los Angeles beats Al Downing 41 to go two up.
» September 19, 1964:
The Yanks move a half game ahead of the rained-out O's by defeating the A's, 83. Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris homer and Ralph Terry pitches effectively in relief of Al Downing.
» October 11, 1964: Ken Boyer's grand slam in the 6th inning off Al Downing gives the Cards a 43 win in game 4.
» April 16, 1967: At Yankee Stadium, The Red Sox and Yankees struggle for 18 innings before New York wins it, 76, in a game that lasts five hours and 50 minutes. Carl Yastrzemski and Tony Conigliaro each have five hits for the Sox, but it is Joe Pepitone's two-out single that beats Lee Stange. Al Downing is the winner.
» July 25, 1967:
At Yankee Stadium, American League home run leader Harmon Killebrew gives the Twins a 10 lead with a 1st inning homer off Al Downing. Jim Kaat holds New York scoreless until two outs in the 9th inning when Mickey Mantle clocks a ball over the 457 mark to tie the score. The game is rained out with the score 11 and will be replayed on August 18. New York will win the replay, 10.
» August 11, 1967: In the 2nd inning of the first game of a doubleheader, Al Downing of the Yankees strikes out the side on just nine pitches. The Yanks beat the Indians 53.
» September 25, 1967: In an afternoon game, the Angels top the leading Twins, 92 in Minnesota, to move the idle Red Sox into a 1st-place tie. Detroit loses, 20, to Yankee lefty Al Downing.
» December 4, 1969:
The Yankees send veteran P Al Downing and C Frank Fernandez to Oakland for 1B Danny Cater and C Ossie Chavarria.
» February 10, 1971: Los Angeles trades OF Andy Kosco to Milwaukee for P Al Downing. Downing will go on to win 20 games for the Dodgers in 1971.
» September 19, 1971: Dodgers Al Downing and Don Sutton hurl shutouts during a 120, 40 doubleheader triumph over the Braves. The Dodgers have 19 hits in the opener, including four by Davis. LA now trails the Giants by one 1/2 games.
» September 24, 1971:
Al Downing becomes a 20-game winner for the first time in his career, as the Dodgers whip the Braves, 20. Davis has three hits, one a homer, and scores both runs. LA trails the Giants by two games.
» September 29, 1971:
The Astros light up Al Downing and the Dodgers, 110 as Forsch scatters 10 hits. LA doesn't lose ground on the Giants and the Padres win, 41, in 10 innings. Nate Colbert's 3-run homer is the winner.
» May 20, 1972: Bobby Valentine homers on the first pitch of the game and Al Downing shuts out Houston on two hits to give the Dodgers a 30 win. The game takes just one hour and 30 minutesan LA club record and moves Los Angeles into 1st place.
» April 8, 1974: In the 4th inning, of the Braves home opener 74 win against the Dodgers, Henry Aaron parks an Al Downing pitch in the left-CF stands for career home run 715, breaking Ruth's once thought to be unapproachable record. With former teammate Eddie Mathews watching as Braves manager, that makes 1,227 home runs for just two players. After Downing walks the next two batters, Mike Marshall makes his first appearance as a Dodger, and the first of a record 106 appearances this year. As noted by Dave Smith, the Dodgers are wearing black arm bands this game (and for the next few) in memory of Ken McMullen's wife, who died just before the season started.
» October 15, 1974: In a Tuesday night game, the surprise starter for the Dodgers is Al Downing. But Catfish Hunter is too much for LA, and Oakland wins another 32 game.