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Kelly Robert Downs (born October 25, 1960) is an American former professional baseball pitcher, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics from 1986 to 1993. He wore uniform number 37 for his seven years with the Giants, and number 31 for his two seasons with the A’s.

Kelly Downs
Born: (1960-10-25) October 25, 1960 (age 58)
Ogden, Utah
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 29, 1986, for the San Francisco Giants
Last MLB appearance
September 29, 1993, for the Oakland Athletics
MLB statistics
Win–loss record57–53
Earned run average3.86

Downs won a career high 13 games in 1988 for the Giants and appeared in the 1989 World Series versus the Athletics. He was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine on October 30, 1989[1] carrying his nephew[2] in his arms after the Loma Prieta earthquake (magnitude 7.1) disrupted Game 3, at Candlestick Park.

Downs graduated from Viewmont High School in 1979.[3]

His brother, Dave Downs, pitched briefly for the 1972 Philadelphia Phillies.


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