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|Full Name at Birth||
Philip Henry Niekro
1st April, 1939
6' 1" (185 cm)
180lbs (82 kg)
Bridgeport (Bridgeport, OH)
Former Major League Baseball Player
|MLB First Game Date||
15th April, 1964
|MLB Final Game Date||
27th September, 1987
|Hall of Fame||
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1997 (380/473 ballots).
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.