Michael
Downs
 
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Height: 0' 0''
Weight: 220
 
Born: June 27, 1927 in Honduras
 
Awards & Accomplishments
Kennel Cups Won 1962   
Ratings - Pitching     Help
  ERA AVG 2B 3B HR BB SO
Year Age Tm Lg Salary   OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA
1956 29 SB HL $ 3,400,000  
1957 30 SB HL $ 3,400,000  
1958 31 SB HL $ 2,400,000  
OOTP5 Min Ratings $ 2,400,000  
OOTP5 Max Ratings $ 3,400,000  
                                                   
  Stuff Control Movement
Year Age Tm Lg Salary Endurance vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA
1959 32 SB HL $ 2,400,000  
1960 33 HIN SP $ 4,000,000  
1961 34 HIN SP $ 4,000,000  
1962 35 HIN SP $ 4,000,000  
1963 36 JC HL $ 5,000,000  
1964 37 JC HL    
OOTP6 Min Ratings    
OOTP6 Max Ratings $ 5,000,000  
Ratings - Batting     Help
  AVG 2B 3B HR BB SO
Year Age Tm Lg Salary vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA
1956 29 SB HL $ 3,400,000  
1957 30 SB HL $ 3,400,000  
1958 31 SB HL $ 2,400,000  
OOTP5 Min Ratings $ 2,400,000  
OOTP5 Max Ratings $ 3,400,000  
                                             
  Contact Power Gap Eye Ks
Year Age Tm Lg Salary   vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA
1959 32 SB HL $ 2,400,000  
1960 33 HIN SP $ 4,000,000  
1961 34 HIN SP $ 4,000,000  
1962 35 HIN SP $ 4,000,000  
1963 36 JC HL $ 5,000,000  
1964 37 JC HL    
OOTP6 Min Ratings    
OOTP6 Max Ratings $ 5,000,000  
Pitching Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Cy Young Award or Rookie of the Year.
Year Age Tm Lg W L Pct G GS CG SHO SV IP H ER HR BB SO ERA OAVG OOBP OSLG OOPS PWS
1956 29 SB HL 13 14 .481 35 35 0 0 0 215.0 228 99 44 34 159 4.14 .268 .299 .471 .771 9.6
1957 30 SB HL 15 12 .556 35 35 0 0 0 214.7 238 88 32 19 157 3.69 .276 .292 .443 .735 14.7
1958 31 SB HL 13 6 .684 31 31 1 1 0 193.0 192 74 27 16 126 3.45 .259 .277 .411 .688 11.9
1959 32 SB HL 12 12 .500 36 36 1 0 0 212.3 205 90 27 46 130 3.81 .252 .296 .409 .705 10.6
1960 33 HIN SP 13 12 .520 33 33 1 1 0 193.3 221 91 28 24 132 4.24 .286 .311 .457 .768 7.5
1961 34 HIN SP 11 14 .440 33 33 1 1 0 198.3 204 84 18 22 131 3.81 .263 .283 .404 .687 9.9
1962 35 HIN SP 9 5 .643 45 20 0 0 1 148.7 153 72 18 24 115 4.36 .266 .294 .422 .716 7.8
1963 36 JC HL 7 9 .438 35 27 0 0 0 155.3 189 76 19 29 101 4.40 .301 .333 .463 .795 7.2
1964 37 JC HL 3 15 .167 20 20 0 0 0 103.3 122 63 15 22 81 5.49 .289 .331 .457 .788 0.0
9 Years Sim 96 99 .492 303 270 4 3 1 1634.0 1752 737 228 236 1132 4.06 .272 .300 .437 .736 79.2
Season Average 10 11 .476 33 30 0 0 0 181.6 194 81 25 26 125 4.06 .272 .300 .437 .736  
Career Highs 15 15 .684 45 36 1 1 1 215.0 238 99 44 46 159 5.49 .301 .333 .471 .795  
Career Pitching Splits     Help
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Category W L Pct G GS CG SHO SV IP H ER HR BB SO ERA OAVG OOBP OSLG OOPS
vs RH   944 381 115 140 649   .262 .289 .419 .708
vs LH   808 356 113 96 483   .286 .309 .459 .768
Home 48 61 .440 152 144 1 0 0 870.6 923 417 140 112 612 4.31 .271 .294 .453 .747
Away 48 38 .558 151 126 3 3 1 763.3 829 320 88 124 520 3.77 .274 .302 .418 .720
Mar/Apr 15 10 .600 45 40 0 0 0 251.0 261 115 30 36 155 4.12 .267 .293 .423 .715
May 16 20 .444 50 47 1 1 0 288.0 287 117 36 44 226 3.66 .254 .282 .407 .690
June 22 16 .579 51 51 0 0 0 296.0 309 135 44 45 212 4.11 .265 .293 .434 .727
July 14 17 .452 42 42 1 1 0 239.3 272 114 35 33 169 4.29 .284 .308 .455 .763
August 16 19 .457 57 44 1 1 1 268.0 288 132 48 37 172 4.43 .275 .300 .474 .774
Sep/Oct 13 17 .433 58 46 1 0 0 291.7 335 124 35 41 198 3.83 .288 .313 .430 .743
Batting Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Most Valuable Player or Rookie of the Year.
Year Age Tm Lg G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS XR OWS
1956 29 SB HL 35 65 1 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 41 .062 .075 .077 .152 -2.7 0.0
1957 30 SB HL 35 68 5 11 4 0 0 3 0 0 1 25 .162 .174 .221 .395 1.5 0.0
1958 31 SB HL 31 62 3 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 32 .065 .094 .065 .158 -2.9 0.0
1959 32 SB HL 36 75 7 7 2 0 1 6 0 0 1 38 .093 .105 .160 .265 -1.4 0.0
1960 33 HIN SP 33 64 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 28 .047 .076 .063 .138 -3.6 0.0
1961 34 HIN SP 33 54 5 5 1 0 0 2 0 0 5 22 .093 .167 .111 .278 0.4 0.0
1962 35 HIN SP 45 32 2 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 3 14 .094 .171 .125 .296 0.2 0.0
1963 36 JC HL 35 48 2 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 22 .063 .118 .083 .201 -1.6 0.0
1964 37 JC HL 20 31 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 12 .032 .091 .065 .155 -1.4 0.0
9 Years Sim 303 499 28 41 12 0 1 16 1 0 20 234 .082 .117 .112 .229 -11.5 0.0
162 Game Average 266 14 21 6 0 0 8 0 0 10 125 .082 .117 .112 .229 -6.1  
Career Highs 45 75 7 11 4 0 1 6 1 0 5 41 .162 .174 .221 .395 1.5  
Career Batting Splits     Help
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Category G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS XR
vs RH   353 19 29 7 0 0 13 0 0 16 169 .082 .121 .102 .223 -9.6
vs LH   146 9 12 5 0 1 3 1 0 4 65 .082 .107 .137 .244 -3.3
Home 152 243 11 19 7 0 0 4 0 0 10 120 .078 .114 .107 .221 -7.1
Away 151 256 17 22 5 0 1 12 1 0 10 114 .086 .120 .117 .237 -5.8
RISP   127 0 10 4 0 1 15 0 0 4 60 .079 .105 .134 .239 -3.1
Close/Late   5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .200 .200 .200 .400 0.1
Mar/Apr 45 76 3 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 43 .066 .078 .105 .183 -3.3
May 50 90 5 6 1 0 1 3 0 0 4 42 .067 .106 .111 .217 -2.5
June 51 95 4 8 2 0 0 5 1 0 4 40 .084 .120 .105 .225 -2.4
July 42 73 4 6 1 0 0 4 0 0 5 35 .082 .141 .096 .237 -1.5
August 57 81 6 12 4 0 0 3 0 0 2 30 .148 .167 .198 .364 0.9
Sep/Oct 46 84 6 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 44 .048 .091 .060 .150 -4.1
Fielding Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Gold Glove.
Year Age Tm Lg Pos G GS IP PO A E DP FPct RF    
1956 29 SB HL P 35 35 215.0 11 21 1 1 .970 1.34    
1957 30 SB HL P 35 35 214.7 15 37 0 5 1.000 2.18    
1958 31 SB HL P 31 31 193.0 15 27 0 2 1.000 1.96    
1959 32 SB HL P 36 36 212.3 14 33 2 2 .959 1.99    
1960 33 HIN SP P 33 33 193.3 15 25 2 2 .952 1.86    
1961 34 HIN SP P 33 33 198.3 13 23 0 2 1.000 1.63    
1962 35 HIN SP P 45 20 148.7 13 24 0 4 1.000 2.24    
1963 36 JC HL P 35 27 155.3 12 20 1 3 .970 1.85    
1964 37 JC HL P 20 20 103.3 4 12 0 1 1.000 1.39    
Career Totals   303 270 1634.0 112 222 6 22 .982 1.84    
Career Highs   45 36 215.0 15 37 2 5 1.000 2.24    
Post-Season Pitching Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Post Season MVP Award.
Year Age Tm Lg W L Pct G GS CG SHO SV IP H ER HR BB SO ERA OAVG OOBP OSLG OOPS
1958 31 SB HL 1 0 1.000 3 3 0 0 0 19.0 12 4 1 1 12 1.89 .179 .191 .269 .460
1959 32 SB HL 1 1 .500 4 4 0 0 0 19.7 26 17 6 3 17 7.78 .306 .330 .612 .941
1962 35 HIN SP 1 0 1.000 2 0 0 0 0 2.7 0 0 0 0 3 0.00 .000 .000 .000 .000
Career Post-Season Pitching 3 1 .750 9 7 0 0 0 41.3 38 21 7 4 32 4.57 .239 .258 .440 .698
Post-Season Batting Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Post Season MVP Award.
Year Age Tm Lg G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
1958 31 SB HL 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
1959 32 SB HL 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000
Career Post-Season Batting 7 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .000 .000 .000 .000
Pitching Leaderboards     Help
Top 10 finishes. Stats are Year-Rank-Value. League leaders are in bold.
Season Rankings are League Based.
Wins
1957-8-15
Losses
1956-8-14
1961-5-14
1964-4-15
Winning Pct
1958-9-.684
Games Started
1959-6-36
1960-10-33
Complete Games
1959-6-1
1960-5-1
1961-10-1
Shutouts
1958-7-1
1960-3-1
1961-8-1
Hits Allowed
1956-9-228
1957-8-238
1960-6-221
1961-9-204
Homeruns Allowed
1956-3-44
1957-9-32
1959-6-27
1960-4-28
CAR-32-228
Walks per 9IP
1957-4-0.8
1958-3-0.7
1960-6-1.1
1961-3-1.0
CAR-13-1.3
WHiP
1958-8-1.08
OOBP
1958-7-.277
1961-9-.283
 
 
   Black Ink Test: 0    (Avg Pitcher in HOF ~ 12)
   Gray Ink Test: 26    (Avg Pitcher in HOF ~ 56)
 
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  1. Robert Kennon (964)
  2. Tommy Rehkop (961)
  3. Maurice Cromwell (945)
  4. Joseph Bullivant (944)
  5. Kendall Benz (940)
  6. Frank Sperber (939)
  7. Jason Drews (933)
  8. Rodney Barbieri (933)
  9. Eric Hanff (931)
  10. Otis Sitton (929)
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  1. Scott Tillotson (996)
  2. Dana Monday (995)
  3. James Steiner (992)
  4. Dennis Mashburn (992)
  5. James Gregorio (992)
  6. Donald Withers (991)
  7. Charley Rodrigues (990)
  8. Bill Crookshanks (989)
  9. Scottie Lemoine (988)
  10. Monroe Eyler (988)
History
Drafted in 2nd round, 45th overall pick, by Yancey in 1946
Injured on 6/18/1946 with a Pulled Elbow Ligament, out for one week
Injured on 8/19/1948 with a Sore Shoulder, out for 1-2 weeks
Injured on 6/6/1949 with a Strained Elbow Ligament, out for one week
Injured on 7/18/1949 with a Sore Shoulder, out for 1-2 weeks
Had first career hit on 5/7/1950, off Gary Kalb (KEN)
Earned first career win on 5/7/1950
Hit first career homerun on 5/14/1950, off Chris Duffey (SP)
Signed as a free agent by St. Bernard on 2/4/1956 to a 4-year deal worth $3,400,000 per year
Won Pitcher of the Month award on 10/1/1956, going 3-1, 1.29
Was selected to the 1957 Allstar game
Injured on 9/25/1957 with a Tight Shoulder, out for one week
Signed as a free agent by Hinsdale on 2/3/1960 to a 3-year deal worth $4,000,000 per year
Won Kennel Cup with Hinsdale in 1962
Signed as a free agent by Jackson City on 2/11/1963 to a 2-year deal worth $5,000,000 per year
Retired in 1964