Hall Of Fame Pitcher for the Atlanta Braves
Phil Niekro Speaker Profile
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 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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