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Phil Niekro

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Full Name Phil Niekro
Profession Baseball Player
Date of Birth April 1 , 1939
Place of Birth Rural Municipality of Blaine Lake No. 434
Birth Country Canada
Nationality Canadians
Birth Sign Aries
Dead or Alive Died
Death Date December 26, 2020, Flowery Branch, GA

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Phil Niekro is one of the famous Baseball Player, who was born on the memorable day of April 1 in the year 1939. Hailing from the vibrant city of Saskatchewan, Phil Niekro is a proud citizen of Canada.

5-time All-Star pitcher who won 318 games and struck out 3,342 batters throughout his 24-year MLB career, spent mostly with the Atlanta Braves.

Over the years, not only have skills been honed, but a significant impact has also been made in the professional field. Whether it's through work, public appearances, or contributions to the community, Phil Niekro continues to be an inspiration for many.

Personal Information

Details about Phil Niekro
Popular As: Phil Niekro
First Name: Phil
Last Name: Niekro
Gender: Male
Birthday: April 1
Birth Year: 1939
Death Date: December 26, 2020, Flowery Branch, GA
Death Day: December 26
Death Year: 2020
Siblings: Joe Niekro
Education: Bridgeport High School


He grew up in Bridgeport, Ohio, where he became friends with future NBA star John Havlicek.

He threw a no-hitter against the San Diego Padres on August 5, 1973.


His younger brother Joe Niekro also pitched in the majors and made the All-Star game in 1979. He won the Roberto Clemente Award in 1980, which is given to players that excel in sportsmanship and community involvement.

Phil Niekro Timeline

His total of 5,404+1⁄3 innings pitched is the most by any pitcher in the post-1920 live-ball era.
Niekro signed with the Milwaukee Braves in 1959 for $250 ($2,510 in current dollar terms).
While he was briefly promoted to the Class AAA Louisville Colonels in 1960, he spent the rest of that season pitching for the Jacksonville Braves.
He returned to Louisville in 1962 and had a 9–6 record.
He missed the 1963 season due to military service.
Niekro debuted with the Milwaukee Braves in 1964, working 15 major league innings and spending time with the team's class AAA minor league affiliate.