Brian Downing

Position
Designated Hitter
Years
1973–1992
Hall Rating
92
Next Ballot
Brian Downing is next eligible for the Hall of Fame via the Contemporary Baseball Era Committee in 2023.
Peak
41%
Longevity
59%

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Franchise Contributions by Hall Rating

Career Statistics

Win-Value Statistics
WAR WAA adjWAR adjWAA
About the stats
51.6 21.0 55.0 24.2
Run-Value Statistics
Bat Run DP Fld Pos
279 4 -14 -17 -59
Season-by-Season Statistics
Year Team WAA WAR
1973 CHW -0.9 -0.6
1974 CHW 0.4 1.6
1975 CHW 1.7 3.5
1976 CHW 1.1 2.4
1977 CHW 0.8 1.5
1978 CAL (ANA) 1.2 2.8
1979 CAL (ANA) 3.6 5.6
1980 CAL (ANA) -0.3 0.0
1981 CAL (ANA) -0.1 1.1
1982 CAL (ANA) 3.5 5.6
1983 CAL (ANA) -0.3 1.3
1984 CAL (ANA) 1.0 3.1
1985 CAL (ANA) 0.8 2.8
1986 CAL (ANA) 2.3 4.3
1987 CAL (ANA) 1.9 4.0
1988 CAL (ANA) 1.2 3.0
1989 CAL (ANA) 0.2 2.3
1990 CAL (ANA) 0.7 2.1
1991 TEX 1.0 2.6
1992 TEX 1.2 2.6
BBWAA Voting Results
Year Percentage
1998
0.4%
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