From BR Bullpen
Lance Joseph Niekro
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 3", Weight 210 lb.
- School Florida Southern College
- High School George W. Jenkins High School
- Debut September 5, 2003
- Final Game May 2, 2007
- Born January 29, 1979 in Winter Haven, FL USA
 Biographical Information
Son of Joe Niekro and nephew of Hall of Famer Phil Niekro, Lance Niekro played four seasons in the major leagues with the San Francisco Giants and also played eight minor league seasons with a .310 average in the minors. In his best major league season, 2005, he hit 12 home runs in 278 at-bats.
In 2009, he tried for a comeback as a knuckleball pitcher. Here is a photo: I Got to See a Niekro Knuckleball Today.
In July 2010 it was announced that he would join the coaching staff of Florida Southern College. Lance had played for Florida Southern in 1999 and 2000. Father Joe was an assistant coach there in 2000. After two seasons he was named head coach for 2013.