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- Al Downing: Alphonso Erwin "Al" Downing is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. He was an All Star in 1967 and the NL Comeback Player of the Year in 1971. Downing is also famous for surrendering Hank Aaron's record breaking 715th home run on April 8, 1974.
- Al Downing a.k.a. Big Al Downing: Al Downing, later known as Big Al Downing, was an entertainer, singer, songwriter, and pianist. He received the Billboard's New Artist of the Year and the Single of the Year Award in 1979. He was inducted into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame and was a frequent performer at the Grand Ole Opry. Downing was nominated as Best New Artist by the Academy of Country Music and appeared on Hee Haw, Nashville Now, and Dick Clark's American Bandstand television programs.
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- Al Downing is an actor.
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by Tony La Russa, Dennis Purdy
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by Gerald D. Jaynes
Other black country artists have had success over the years, including Cleve Francis, Stoney Edwards, and “Big” Al Downing. Even R&B stars such as the Supremes, Al Green, and Aaron Neville have recorded country songs. Today, country's ...
The Baby Boomer Encyclopedia (2011)
by Marty Gitlin
day of the 1974 season against Cincinnati Reds pitcher Jack Billingham and then shattered it in front of a home crowd in Atlanta four days later by lining a pitch by Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Al Downing over the left field fence.
The Braves Encyclopedia (1995)
by Gary Caruso
left-hander Al Downing into the left-center field bullpen at Atlanta Stadium. Ernie Padgett's Unassisted Triple Play October 6 , ...
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Maybe it's because I'm getting older, I'm finding enjoyment in things that stop time. Just the simple act of tasting a glass of wine is its own event. You're not downing a glass of wine in the midst of doing something else. (David Hyde Pierce)
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