Phil Niekro Speaker Profile
Hall Of Fame Pitcher for the Atlanta Braves
Phil Niekro Biography
Former knuckleball pitcher, Phil Niekro was born April 1, 1939 in Blaine, Ohio. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1997.
A native of Blaine, Ohio, Niekro attended Bridgeport High School in Bridgeport, Ohio, and was a boyhood friend of future NBA great John Havlicek.
With 318 career victories, Niekro is the winningest knuckleball pitcher of all time. He also won the National League Gold Glove Award five times. Together with his brother Joe, the Niekro brothers are the winningest brother combination in baseball history, with 539 wins combined. 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 former San Francisco Giants first baseman and current Houston Astros farmhand Lance Niekro. The baseball field in Phil's hometown of Bridgeport, Ohio has been named Niekro Diamond in honor of Phil and Joe Niekro.
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Posted on 12 May 2016 | 5:16 pm
MLB Legend Phil Niekro spoke at the Chamber of Commerce Banquet last month on April 21 in Barnesville, Ohio. His main message was stressing just how important it is to work as a team all the time, whether or not you play a sport, and emphasized that giving up should never be an option. He Niekro told the group that “winners never quit, and quitters never win”, as he highlighted some...[Read More]
Posted on 21 March 2014 | 9:09 pm
Hall of Fame knuckleball pitcher Phil Niekro signed autographs at Newnan store's grand opening on Wednesday, March 19. The event began at 10:00 a.m., but fans lined up in front of the store as early as 7:30 a.m. to get their hands on tickets to meet the Atlanta Braves legend. Fans arrived with spotless baseballs, Phil Niekro baseball cards, Atlanta Braves hats, baseball bats, photos...[Read More]
Posted on 29 December 2012 | 12:56 am
Five-time Gold Glove Winner and long time Atlanta Braves pitcher Phil Niekro will make an Appearance at the upcoming Houston Collector's Show that will be held at Reliant Arena in Houston, Texas. Niekro spent two decades of his 24-year MLB career with the Braves and set an MLB record 121 career victories after the age of 40 in addition to being one of only ten pitchers to have 3,000...[Read More]
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