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Where Are They Now? : AL DOWNING

Times staff writer David W. Myers catches up with former Dodgers and Angels

Traded by Milwaukee to the Dodgers after a miserable 1970 campaign, “Gentleman Al” responded by going 20-9 for Los Angeles in ’71. The left-hander didn’t contribute much to the Dodgers’ pennant-winning 1974 season, but he made it into the record books that year anyway by giving up Hank Aaron’s 715th home run.

He retired in 1977 with a 46-37 record as a Dodger and a 123-107 lifetime mark for 17 big league seasons.

Downing recently began broadcasting for CBS radio. He is 52 and lives in Los Angeles.


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