|Born: April 1, 1939 |
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|April 15, 1964|
for the Milwaukee Braves
|September 27, 1987|
for the Atlanta Braves
|ERA||3. In Baseball or Softball, a starting pitcher, often abbreviated as starter, is the Pitcher who pitches the first pitch to the first batter of Events 527 - Byzantine Emperor Justin I names his nephew Justinian I as co-ruler and successor to the throne Year 1939 ( MCMXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Blaine is an unincorporated community in northern Pultney Township, Belmont County, Ohio, United States, along Wheeling Ohio ( is a Midwestern state of the United States. As part of the Great Lakes region, Ohio has long been a cultural and geographical crossroads Events 1450 - Battle of Formigny: Toward the end of the Hundred Years' War, the French attack and nearly annihilate English Champions Major League Baseball World Series: St Louis Cardinals over New York Yankees (4-3 Bob Gibson, MVP Events 489 - Odoacer attacks Theodoric at the Battle of Verona and is defeated again Champions Major League Baseball World Series: Minnesota Twins over St A win is a Statistic in Major League Baseball credited to the Pitcher for the winning team who was in the game when his team last took the lead In Baseball statistics, earned run average ( ERA) is the Mean of Earned runs given up by a Pitcher per nine Innings pitched 35|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Member of the National|
|Baseball Hall of Fame|
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Philip Henry Niekro (born April 1, 1939 in Blaine, Ohio) is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. Events 527 - Byzantine Emperor Justin I names his nephew Justinian I as co-ruler and successor to the throne Year 1939 ( MCMXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Blaine is an unincorporated community in northern Pultney Township, Belmont County, Ohio, United States, along Wheeling In Baseball, the pitcher is the player who throwsthe baseball from the Pitcher's mound toward the Catcher to begin each play with the goal of
A native of Blaine, Ohio, Niekro attended Bridgeport High School in Bridgeport, Ohio, and was a boyhood friend of future Basketball Hall-of-Famer John Havlicek. Blaine is an unincorporated community in northern Pultney Township, Belmont County, Ohio, United States, along Wheeling Bridgeport High School is a public High school in Bridgeport Ohio. Bridgeport is a village in Belmont County, Ohio, United States. The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, located in downtown Springfield Massachusetts, honors players who have shown exceptional skill at Basketball John J Havlicek (born April 8 1940 in Martins Ferry Ohio) is a retired American professional Basketball player who competed for 16 seasons with the Boston
With 318 career victories, Niekro is the most successful knuckleball pitcher of all time. A knuckleball (or knuckler for short is a Baseball pitch with an erratic unpredictable motion He was also an excellent fielder, winning the National League Gold Glove award five times. Together with his brother and sometime teammate Joe, the Niekro brothers are the winningest brother combination in baseball history, with 539 wins between them. Joseph Franklin Niekro ( November 7 1944 &ndash October 27 2006) was an American Starting pitcher in Major League Phil Niekro's 121 career victories after the age of 40 is a major league record, and his longevity is attributed to the knuckleball, which, while a difficult pitch for pitchers to master, is easy on the arm and difficult for batters to hit. He is also the uncle of current MLB player Lance Niekro. Lance Joseph Niekro (born January 28, 1979 in Winter Haven, Florida) is a Major League Baseball player nephew of Hall of Famer The baseball field in Phil's hometown of Bridgeport, Ohio has been named Niekro Diamond in honor of Phil and Joe Niekro.
Niekro pitched for 20 seasons for the Atlanta Braves (two of those seasons when the team was still in Milwaukee). He was popular in the city of Atlanta for remaining loyal to a team that often had a losing record, as well as for his contributions to Atlanta charities. On August 5, 1973, Niekro no-hit the San Diego Padres. Events 642 - Battle of Maserfield - Penda of Mercia defeats and kills Oswald of Bernicia. Athletics For an extensive coverage see 1973 in athletics (track and field Marathon September In Baseball, a no-hitter (also known as a no-hit game, or colloquially a no-no) refers to a game in which one of the teams prevented the other from getting The San Diego Padres are a Major League Baseball team based in San Diego California since their founding in 1969 The no-hitter was the first for the Braves since they moved to Atlanta. He was often the only star on the Braves teams. In 1979, for example, Niekro tied his brother for the league lead with 21 wins while playing for a team that only won 66. During his tenure in Atlanta, Niekro was selected for five All-Star Teams, won five gold gloves and led the league in wins twice and ERA once. He did poorly in Cy Young balloting, only earning votes five times.
Niekro was also a key to the only two division titles Atlanta won before 1991. In 1969, he had a 23-13 season with a 2. 56 ERA and finished second in Cy Young balloting. He lost his only appearance in the NLCS. In 1982, at the age of 43, Niekro led the Braves' pitching staff with a 17-4 season. On October 1, with the Braves clinging to a one-game lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers, Niekro beat the San Diego Padres almost single-handedly by throwing a complete game shutout and hitting a 2-run home run. Niekro would start game one of the subsequent NLCS against the St. Louis Cardinals and pitch well, but the game would be called on account of rain just before it became official. He pitched six innings of game two and left with a 3-2 lead. However, the Cardinals scored 2 runs off the bullpen to win the game and eventually sweep the series.
The Braves released the 45-year-old Niekro in 1984, who then signed with the New York Yankees and went on to win 16 games and make the last of his five All-Star appearances. Athletics For an extensive coverage see 1984 in athletics (track and field Auto Racing The New York Yankees are a professional baseball team based in the borough of The Bronx, in New York City, New York. It was while pitching for the Yankees that Niekro gained entry into the exclusive 300 win club with a shutout win over the Toronto Blue Jays on October 6, 1985. The New York Yankees are a professional baseball team based in the borough of The Bronx, in New York City, New York. In Major League Baseball, the 300 win club is a term applied to the group of Pitchers who have won 300 or more games in their careers In team sports in American English a shutout (a clean sheet in Soccer) refers to a game in which one team prevents the opposing team from scoring The Toronto Blue Jays are a professional baseball team based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Events 105 BC - Battle of Arausio: The Cimbri inflict the heaviest defeat on the Roman army of Gnaeus Mallius Maximus Artistic Gymnastics World Artistic Gymnastics Championships: Men's all-around champion Yuri Korolev, USSR At 46, Niekro became the oldest pitcher to pitch a shutout in the major leagues, and became the only pitcher to throw a complete game shutout for his 300th win. In team sports in American English a shutout (a clean sheet in Soccer) refers to a game in which one team prevents the opposing team from scoring Ironically, he did not throw his trademark knuckleball until the final hitter. A knuckleball (or knuckler for short is a Baseball pitch with an erratic unpredictable motion
After two seasons in New York, Niekro pitched for the Cleveland Indians and Toronto Blue Jays in 1986 and 1987. The Cleveland Indians are a professional baseball team based in Cleveland, Ohio, United States. The Toronto Blue Jays are a professional baseball team based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Athletics For an extensive coverage see 1986 in athletics (track and field Auto Racing Artistic Gymnastics World Artistic Gymnastics Championships: Men's all-around champion Dmitry Bilozerchev, USSR The Blue Jays released him after he pitched ineffectively, and as a publicity stunt and a last hurrah of sorts, the Braves brought him back for one last start to wrap up his career late in the 1987 season. At the age of 48, Niekro was the oldest player in major league history to play regularly until broken by Julio Franco, and his 24 seasons in the major leagues without a World Series appearance is a major league record. Below is the List of oldest Major League Baseball (MLB players, with their last season in parentheses His total of 5,404⅓ innings pitched is the most by any pitcher in the post-1920 live-ball era. The live-ball era, also referred to as the lively ball era, is the period in Major League Baseball beginning in, following the Dead-ball era. He only appeared in the post season twice, making a playoff start in 1969 and again in 1982, both for Braves teams that would go on to lose the series. Athletics Marathon August 16 &mdash Enschede Marathon, Netherlands Men's Winner Athletics For an extensive coverage see 1982 in athletics (track and field Marathon
After the end of his professional baseball career, Niekro managed the all-women Colorado Silver Bullets baseball team. The Colorado Silver Bullets was an all-female professional Baseball team that played in the United States in the mid-1990s He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1997. Artistic gymnastics World Artistic Gymnastics Championships: Men's all-around champion Ivan Ivankov, Belarus Niekro tutored his nephew, Lance Niekro to throw a knuckleball after his unsuccessful stints with the San Francisco Giants. Lance Joseph Niekro (born January 28, 1979 in Winter Haven, Florida) is a Major League Baseball player nephew of Hall of Famer The San Francisco Giants are a Major League Baseball team based in, that currently play in the National League West Division. 
Currently, Niekro is a member of the Kiz Toys Advisory Board. Kiz Toys is a toy company based out of Cumming, Georgia, and Niekro consults with the company on the KizSport baseball line, reviewing product designs and development on an ongoing basis and offering suggestions on current and future products. Cumming is a city in Forsyth County, Georgia, United States. The population was 4220 at the 2000 census
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