Phil Niekro

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2013
60 Minutes Sports (2013) (TV Show)
Himself - Former Baseball Pitcher

2012
Knuckleball! (2012)
Himself

2008
2008 MLB All-Star Game (2008) (TV Movie)
Himself - Pre-Game Hall of Fame Ceremony

2005
Himself

1999
ESPN SportsCentury (1999) (TV Show)
Himself

1993
Himself

1978
1978 MLB All-Star Game (1978) (TV Movie)
Himself - NL Pitcher

1969
1969 MLB All-Star Game (1969) (TV Movie)
Himself - NL Pitcher

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2012
Knuckleball! (2012)
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Biography

Philip Henry "Phil" Niekro (born April 1, 1939), nicknamed "Knucksie", is a former Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1997. Niekro's 318 career victories are the most by a knuckleball pitcher and he ranks 16th on the overall all-time wins list. He also won the National League (NL) Gold Glove Award five times. Niekro pitched for 20 seasons for the Milwaukee and Atlanta Braves. During his tenure in Atlanta, Niekro was selected for five All-Star teams, led the league in victories twice and earned run average once. Niekro was also a key to the only two division titles Atlanta won before 1991.

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First Name
Middle Name
Last Name
Full Name at Birth
Philip Henry Niekro
Other Names
Knucksie
Age
Date of Birth
Birthplace
Height
Weight
Star Sign
Nationality
High School
Bridgeport (Bridgeport, OH)
Occupation
Former Major League Baseball Player
Occupation Category
Position
Bats
Throws
MLB Debut
15 April 1964
Last MLB Game
27 September 1987
Hall of Fame
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1997 (380/473 ballots).

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