Bunny Downs

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McKinley "Bunny" Downs
Infielder / Manager
Born: (1894-03-07)March 7, 1894
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Died: June 30, 1973(1973-06-30) (aged 79)
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Batted: Right Threw: Right
1914, for the West Baden Sprudels
Last appearance
1929, for the Hilldale Club

McKinley "Bunny" Downs (March 7, 1894 - June 30, 1973) was a Negro Leagues Infielder and manager for several years before the founding of the first Negro National League, and in its first several seasons.

The Hilldale Club in 1921

He played a number of years with the Hilldale Club.

Downs attended Morris Brown College in Atlanta, Georgia.

At age 56, Downs received votes listing him on the 1952 Pittsburgh Courier player-voted poll of the Negro Leagues' best players ever.[2]


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