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Phil Niekro    \NEE-kro\

Philip Henry Niekro (Knucksie)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: April 1, 1939 in Blaine, Ohio, US
High School: Bridgeport HS (Bridgeport, OH)

Major League Stats


Minors Pitching

YearAgeAgeDifTmLgLevAffWLW-L%ERAGGSGFCGSHOSVIPHRERHRBBIBBSOHBPBKWPBFWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9SO/W
1959200.32 Teams2 LgsD--DMLN92.8184.8633250087.0825847653642051.5528.50.65.56.61.21
1959200.9McCookNESLD-MLN71.8753.122300052.0352018529481041.2316.10.95.08.31.66
195920-0.7WellsvilleNYPLDMLN21.6677.4610250035.0473829124161012.02912.10.36.24.10.67
196021-3.42 Teams2 LgsA-AAAMLN74.6362.864430094.177413026195230141.4637.30.25.85.00.85
196021-3.1JacksonvilleSALLAMLN64.6002.773830084.166362615295230141.3997.00.15.55.51.00
196021-6.2LouisvilleAAAAAMLN101.0003.606010.011541902.0009.90.98.1
196122-1.0AustinTLAAMLN44.5002.9551100110.0100453665310841191.3918.20.54.36.91.58
196223-3.0LouisvilleAAAAAMLN96.6003.864911098.011150425415484031.55110.20.53.84.41.17
196425-0.2DenverPCLAAAMLN115.6883.452921131172.01727966194531193071.2629.01.02.46.22.64
1966271.1RichmondILAAAATL34.4293.671742054.04327225164361021.0937.20.82.76.02.25
6 Seasons4325.6323.55223325161615.15853002434326931403141401.3888.60.63.95.91.50
D- (1 season)D-71.8753.122300052.0352018529481041.2316.10.95.08.31.66
D (1 season)D21.6677.4610250035.0473829124161012.02912.10.36.24.10.67
A (1 season)A64.6002.773830084.166362615295230141.3997.00.15.55.51.00
AA (1 season)AA44.5002.9551100110.0100453665310841191.3918.20.54.36.91.58
AAA (4 seasons)AAA2415.6153.6110126161334.0337161134301111220380121.3419.10.83.05.51.83
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Minors Batting

YearAgeAgeDifTmLgLevAffGPAABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOBAOBPSLGOPSTBGDPHBPSHSFIBB
195920-0.32 Teams2 LgsD--DMLN33423451022051056.294.400.471.87116120
1959200.2McCookNESLD-MLN232521582205134.381.480.6671.14714100
195920-1.2WellsvilleNYPLDMLN1017130200000022.154.267.154.4212020
196021-3.42 Teams2 LgsA-AAAMLN442321240001006.190.190.190.38140200
196021-3.1JacksonvilleSALLAMLN382119240001006.211.211.211.42140200
196021-5.9LouisvilleAAAAAMLN620000.000.0000
196122-2.3AustinTLAAMLN5130263700010038.269.345.269.6147010
196223-3.6LouisvilleAAAAAMLN502120120011007.100.100.250.35050100
196425-0.6DenverPCLAAAMLN3269637142101100019.222.219.286.50418051
1966271.2RichmondILAAAATL1718180300000005.167.167.167.3333000
6 Seasons22720318218404311910851.220.255.291.5465311110
D- (1 season)D-232521582205134.381.480.6671.14714100
D (1 season)D1017130200000022.154.267.154.4212020
A (1 season)A382119240001006.211.211.211.42140200
AA (1 season)AA5130263700010038.269.345.269.6147010
AAA (4 seasons)AAA1051101038192111200031.184.183.252.435260610
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Minors Fielding

YearAgeTmLgLevAffGCGChPOAEDPFld%RF/GlgCS%PO
1959202 Teams2 LgsD--DMLNP332661911.9620.76
195920McCookNESLD-MLNP2317215011.0000.74
195920WellsvilleNYPLDMLNP1094410.8890.80
196021JacksonvilleSALLAMLNP38166911.9380.39
196122AustinTLAAMLNP513062310.9670.57
196223LouisvilleAAAAAMLNP4925223061.0000.51
196425DenverPCLAAAMLNP293492410.9711.14
196627RichmondILAAAATLP1719217001.0001.12
6 Seasons2171503111548.9730.67

Teams Played For

YearAgeTmLgLevAff
195920Wellsville BravesNew York-Pennsylvania LeagueDMLN
195920McCook BravesNebraska State LeagueD-MLN
196021Jacksonville BravesSouth Atlantic LeagueAMLN
196021Louisville ColonelsAmerican AssociationAAAMLN
196122Austin SenatorsTexas LeagueAAMLN
196223Louisville ColonelsAmerican AssociationAAAMLN
196324Military Service
196425Denver BearsPacific Coast LeagueAAAMLN
196425Milwaukee BravesNational LeagueMLBMLN11964-04-151964-05-17
196526Milwaukee BravesNational LeagueMLBMLN11965-04-211965-09-30
196627Richmond BravesInternational LeagueAAAATL
196627Atlanta BravesNational LeagueMLBATL11966-04-131966-10-01
196728Atlanta BravesNational LeagueMLBATL11967-04-121967-09-24
196829Atlanta BravesNational LeagueMLBATL11968-04-121968-09-29
196930Atlanta BravesNational LeagueMLBATL11969-04-081969-09-30
197031Atlanta BravesNational LeagueMLBATL11970-04-071970-09-16
197132Atlanta BravesNational LeagueMLBATL11971-04-051971-09-28
197233Atlanta BravesNational LeagueMLBATL11972-04-151972-10-03
197334Atlanta BravesNational LeagueMLBATL11973-04-091973-09-25
197435Atlanta BravesNational LeagueMLBATL11974-04-041974-10-02
197536Atlanta BravesNational LeagueMLBATL11975-04-071975-09-26
197637Atlanta BravesNational LeagueMLBATL11976-04-101976-10-02
197738Atlanta BravesNational LeagueMLBATL11977-04-091977-09-30
197839Atlanta BravesNational LeagueMLBATL11978-04-071978-09-30
197940Atlanta BravesNational LeagueMLBATL11979-04-061979-09-30
198041Atlanta BravesNational LeagueMLBATL11980-04-091980-10-05
198142Atlanta BravesNational LeagueMLBATL11981-04-131981-10-01
198243Atlanta BravesNational LeagueMLBATL11982-04-231982-10-01
198344Atlanta BravesNational LeagueMLBATL11983-04-041983-09-30
198445New York YankeesAmerican LeagueMLBNYY11984-04-041984-09-17
198546New York YankeesAmerican LeagueMLBNYY11985-04-081985-10-06
198647Cleveland IndiansAmerican LeagueMLBCLE11986-04-111986-09-30
198748Cleveland IndiansAmerican LeagueMLBCLE11987-04-091987-08-05
198748Toronto Blue JaysAmerican LeagueMLBTOR21987-08-131987-08-29
198748Atlanta BravesNational LeagueMLBATL31987-09-271987-09-27

Sabr ID: 708121b0

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