Bob Downs

Bob DownsAthlete • Inducted 2006

Bob Downs, along with teammate Mark Balderston, became the first two players to earn All-American in JCCC baseball history following the 1974 season. He was the first player to earn first-team honors, and the first JCCC pitcher to earn All-American accolades. Downs posted a perfect season of 11-0, and finished with an ERA of 1.26 over 77 2/3 innings. His 11 season wins and 15 career wins were records until the 2009 season. Downs took his arm to Northwest Missouri State where he earned MIAA second-team honors.