Phil Niekro

Phil Niekro

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First Name Philip
Middle Name Henry
Last Name Niekro
Full Name at Birth Philip Henry Niekro
Alternative Name Knucksie
Age 77 years
Birthday 1st April, 1939
Birthplace Blaine, OH
Height 6' 1" (185 cm)
Weight 180lbs (82 kg)
Zodiac Sign Aries
Nationality American
High School Bridgeport (Bridgeport, OH)
Occupation Text Former Major League Baseball Player
Occupation Baseball
Baseball Position Pitcher
Bats Right
Throws Right
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.

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ESPN SportsCentury1999Himself (1 episode, 2002)TV Show
Late Show with David Letterman1993Himself (1 episode, 2003)TV Show
1978 MLB All-Star Game1978Himself - NL PitcherTV Movie
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