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Joe Niekro    \KNEE-kro\

Joseph Franklin Niekro

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: November 7, 1944 in Martins Ferry, Ohio, US
Died: October 27, 2006 in Tampa, Florida, US
High School: Bridgeport HS (Bridgeport, OH)
School: West Liberty State College (West Liberty, WV)

Drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 7th round of the 1966 MLB January Draft-Regular Phase from West Liberty State College (West Liberty, WV) and the Chicago Cubs in the 3rd round of the 1966 MLB June Draft-Secondary Phase from West Liberty State College (West Liberty, WV).

Major League Stats


Minors Pitching

YearAgeAgeDifTmLgLevAffWLW-L%ERAGGSGFCGSHOSVIPHRERHRBBIBBSOHBPBKWPBFWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9SO/W
196621-1.53 Teams3 LgsAA-A-RkCHC66.5002.081714108.0923525222501.0567.70.21.84.22.27
1966211.9Treasure ValleyPIONRkCHC000.00114.0400011.2509.00.02.2
1966210.0QuincyMIDWACHC12.3331.084325.01773060.9206.10.02.2
196621-2.1Dallas-Fort WorthTLAACHC54.5562.51121079.0712822215501.0898.10.21.75.73.33
1972272.1ToledoILAAADET201.0000.642221014.0611030110010.6433.90.01.97.13.67
1973283.1ToledoILAAADET710.4123.712620800143.0148745910472779021.3649.30.63.04.81.64
1974293.8RichmondILAAAATL81.8892.0830000752.04414122182500001.1927.60.33.18.72.78
1975305.6IowaAAAAAHOU101.0005.00700019.076517090001.5567.01.07.09.01.29
5 Seasons2417.5852.8282361018326.0297130102159741979031.2098.20.42.75.42.03
Rk (1 season)Rk000.00114.0400011.2509.00.02.2
A (1 season)A12.3331.084325.01773060.9206.10.02.2
AA (1 season)AA54.5562.51121079.0712822215501.0898.10.21.75.73.33
AAA (4 seasons)AAA1811.6213.1865221018218.02059577137541479031.2848.50.53.16.11.96
A 7890 value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Minors Batting

YearAgeAgeDifTmLgLevAffGPAABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOBAOBPSLGOPSTBGDPHBPSHSFIBB
196621-1.93 Teams3 LgsAA-A-RkCHC17362500120009.139.2228
1966211.6Treasure ValleyPIONRkCHC110000.000.0000
196621-0.2QuincyMIDWACHC481000.125.1251
196621-2.5Dallas-Fort WorthTLAACHC1227272400120009.148.148.259.4077
1972271.5ToledoILAAADET2652210000000.400.400.6001.0003010
1973283.1ToledoILAAADET260000000000000000
1974293.8RichmondILAAAATL30970100000012.143.250.143.3931010
1975305.3IowaAAAAAHOU70000000000000000
5 Seasons82514848101200111.167.184.250.43412020
Rk (1 season)Rk1110000.000.000.000.0000
A (1 season)A4881000.125.125.125.2501
AA (1 season)AA1227272400120009.148.148.259.4077
AAA (4 seasons)AAA6515122310000012.250.308.333.6414020
A 7890 value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Minors Fielding

YearAgeTmLgLevAffGCGChPOAEDPFld%RF/GlgCS%PO
1966212 Teams2 LgsA-RkCHCP50.00
196621Treasure ValleyPIONRkCHCP10.00
196621QuincyMIDWACHCP40.00
197227ToledoILAAADETP2532001.0002.50
197328ToledoILAAADETP2646123226.9571.69
197429RichmondILAAAATLP301028001.0000.33
197530IowaAAAAAHOUP7312001.0000.43
5 Seasons7064184426.9690.89
A 7890 value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

YearAgeTmLgLevAff
196621Treasure Valley CubsPioneer LeagueRkCHC
196621Dallas-Fort Worth SpursTexas LeagueAACHC
196621Quincy CubsMidwest LeagueACHC
196722Chicago CubsNational LeagueMLBCHC11967-04-161967-09-26
196823Chicago CubsNational LeagueMLBCHC11968-04-101968-09-21
196924Chicago CubsNational LeagueMLBCHC11969-04-111969-04-22
196924San Diego PadresNational LeagueMLBSDP21969-04-251969-10-01
197025Detroit TigersAmerican LeagueMLBDET11970-04-081970-09-25
197126Detroit TigersAmerican LeagueMLBDET11971-04-091971-09-13
197227Toledo Mud HensInternational LeagueAAADET
197227Detroit TigersAmerican LeagueMLBDET11972-05-101972-09-19
197328Toledo Mud HensInternational LeagueAAADET
197328Atlanta BravesNational LeagueMLBATL11973-08-121973-09-26
197429Richmond BravesInternational LeagueAAAATL
197429Atlanta BravesNational LeagueMLBATL11974-06-151974-09-28
197530Iowa OaksAmerican AssociationAAAHOU
197530Houston AstrosNational LeagueMLBHOU11975-05-051975-09-22
197631Houston AstrosNational LeagueMLBHOU11976-04-111976-09-25
197732Houston AstrosNational LeagueMLBHOU11977-04-111977-09-30
197833Houston AstrosNational LeagueMLBHOU11978-04-071978-10-01
197934Houston AstrosNational LeagueMLBHOU11979-04-081979-09-30
198035Houston AstrosNational LeagueMLBHOU11980-04-111980-10-06
198136Houston AstrosNational LeagueMLBHOU11981-04-091981-10-03
198237Houston AstrosNational LeagueMLBHOU11982-04-071982-10-03
198338Houston AstrosNational LeagueMLBHOU11983-04-051983-09-28
198439Houston AstrosNational LeagueMLBHOU11984-04-031984-09-29
198540Houston AstrosNational LeagueMLBHOU11985-04-101985-09-11
198540New York YankeesAmerican LeagueMLBNYY21985-09-191985-10-01
198641New York YankeesAmerican LeagueMLBNYY11986-04-101986-09-06
198742New York YankeesAmerican LeagueMLBNYY11987-04-121987-06-04
198742Minnesota TwinsAmerican LeagueMLBMIN21987-06-091987-10-04
198843Minnesota TwinsAmerican LeagueMLBMIN11988-04-121988-04-29

Sabr ID: cda452f0

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