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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

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1959 20 0.3 2 Teams 2 Lgs D--D MLN 9 2 .818 4.86 33 2 5 0 0 87.0 82 58 47 6 53 64 2 0 5 1.552 8.5 0.6 5.5 6.6 1.21
1959 20 0.9 McCook NESL D- MLN 7 1 .875 3.12 23 0 0 0 52.0 35 20 18 5 29 48 1 0 4 1.231 6.1 0.9 5.0 8.3 1.66
1959 20 -0.7 Wellsville NYPL D MLN 2 1 .667 7.46 10 2 5 0 0 35.0 47 38 29 1 24 16 1 0 1 2.029 12.1 0.3 6.2 4.1 0.67
1960 21 -3.4 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-AAA MLN 7 4 .636 2.86 44 3 0 0 94.1 77 41 30 2 61 9 52 3 0 14 1.463 7.3 0.2 5.8 5.0 0.85
1960 21 -3.1 Jacksonville SALL A MLN 6 4 .600 2.77 38 3 0 0 84.1 66 36 26 1 52 9 52 3 0 14 1.399 7.0 0.1 5.5 5.5 1.00
1960 21 -6.2 Louisville AA AAA MLN 1 0 1.000 3.60 6 0 10.0 11 5 4 1 9 0 2.000 9.9 0.9 8.1
1961 22 -1.0 Austin TL AA MLN 4 4 .500 2.95 51 1 0 0 110.0 100 45 36 6 53 10 84 1 1 9 1.391 8.2 0.5 4.3 6.9 1.58
1962 23 -3.0 Louisville AA AAA MLN 9 6 .600 3.86 49 1 1 0 98.0 111 50 42 5 41 5 48 4 0 3 1.551 10.2 0.5 3.8 4.4 1.17
1964 25 -0.2 Denver PCL AAA MLN 11 5 .688 3.45 29 21 13 1 172.0 172 79 66 19 45 3 119 3 0 7 1.262 9.0 1.0 2.4 6.2 2.64
1966 27 1.1 Richmond IL AAA ATL 3 4 .429 3.67 17 4 2 0 54.0 43 27 22 5 16 4 36 1 0 2 1.093 7.2 0.8 2.7 6.0 2.25
6 Seasons 43 25 .632 3.55 223 32 5 16 1 615.1 585 300 243 43 269 31 403 14 1 40 1.388 8.6 0.6 3.9 5.9 1.50
D- (1 season) D- 7 1 .875 3.12 23 0 0 0 52.0 35 20 18 5 29 48 1 0 4 1.231 6.1 0.9 5.0 8.3 1.66
D (1 season) D 2 1 .667 7.46 10 2 5 0 0 35.0 47 38 29 1 24 16 1 0 1 2.029 12.1 0.3 6.2 4.1 0.67
A (1 season) A 6 4 .600 2.77 38 3 0 0 84.1 66 36 26 1 52 9 52 3 0 14 1.399 7.0 0.1 5.5 5.5 1.00
AA (1 season) AA 4 4 .500 2.95 51 1 0 0 110.0 100 45 36 6 53 10 84 1 1 9 1.391 8.2 0.5 4.3 6.9 1.58
AAA (4 seasons) AAA 24 15 .615 3.61 101 26 16 1 334.0 337 161 134 30 111 12 203 8 0 12 1.341 9.1 0.8 3.0 5.5 1.83
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Minors Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1959 20 -0.3 2 Teams 2 Lgs D--D MLN 33 42 34 5 10 2 2 0 5 1 0 5 6 .294 .400 .471 .871 16 1 2 0
1959 20 0.2 McCook NESL D- MLN 23 25 21 5 8 2 2 0 5 1 3 4 .381 .480 .667 1.147 14 1 0 0
1959 20 -1.2 Wellsville NYPL D MLN 10 17 13 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 .154 .267 .154 .421 2 0 2 0
1960 21 -3.4 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-AAA MLN 44 23 21 2 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 6 .190 .190 .190 .381 4 0 2 0 0
1960 21 -3.1 Jacksonville SALL A MLN 38 21 19 2 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 6 .211 .211 .211 .421 4 0 2 0 0
1960 21 -5.9 Louisville AA AAA MLN 6 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
1961 22 -2.3 Austin TL AA MLN 51 30 26 3 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 8 .269 .345 .269 .614 7 0 1 0
1962 23 -3.6 Louisville AA AAA MLN 50 21 20 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 7 .100 .100 .250 .350 5 0 1 0 0
1964 25 -0.6 Denver PCL AAA MLN 32 69 63 7 14 2 1 0 11 0 0 0 19 .222 .219 .286 .504 18 0 5 1
1966 27 1.2 Richmond IL AAA ATL 17 18 18 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .167 .167 .167 .333 3 0 0 0
6 Seasons 227 203 182 18 40 4 3 1 19 1 0 8 51 .220 .255 .291 .546 53 1 11 1 0
D- (1 season) D- 23 25 21 5 8 2 2 0 5 1 3 4 .381 .480 .667 1.147 14 1 0 0
D (1 season) D 10 17 13 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 .154 .267 .154 .421 2 0 2 0
A (1 season) A 38 21 19 2 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 6 .211 .211 .211 .421 4 0 2 0 0
AA (1 season) AA 51 30 26 3 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 8 .269 .345 .269 .614 7 0 1 0
AAA (4 seasons) AAA 105 110 103 8 19 2 1 1 12 0 0 0 31 .184 .183 .252 .435 26 0 6 1 0
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Minors Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
1959 20 2 Teams 2 Lgs D--D MLN P 33 26 6 19 1 1 .962 0.76
1959 20 McCook NESL D- MLN P 23 17 2 15 0 1 1.000 0.74
1959 20 Wellsville NYPL D MLN P 10 9 4 4 1 0 .889 0.80
1960 21 Jacksonville SALL A MLN P 38 16 6 9 1 1 .938 0.39
1961 22 Austin TL AA MLN P 51 30 6 23 1 0 .967 0.57
1962 23 Louisville AA AAA MLN P 49 25 2 23 0 6 1.000 0.51
1964 25 Denver PCL AAA MLN P 29 34 9 24 1 0 .971 1.14
1966 27 Richmond IL AAA ATL P 17 19 2 17 0 0 1.000 1.12
6 Seasons 217 150 31 115 4 8 .973 0.67

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff
1959 20 Wellsville Braves New York-Pennsylvania League D MLN
1959 20 McCook Braves Nebraska State League D- MLN
1960 21 Jacksonville Braves South Atlantic League A MLN
1960 21 Louisville Colonels American Association AAA MLN
1961 22 Austin Senators Texas League AA MLN
1962 23 Louisville Colonels American Association AAA MLN
1963 24 Military Service
1964 25 Denver Bears Pacific Coast League AAA MLN
1964 25 Milwaukee Braves National League MLB MLN 1 1964-04-15 1964-05-17
1965 26 Milwaukee Braves National League MLB MLN 1 1965-04-21 1965-09-30
1966 27 Richmond Braves International League AAA ATL
1966 27 Atlanta Braves National League MLB ATL 1 1966-04-13 1966-10-01
1967 28 Atlanta Braves National League MLB ATL 1 1967-04-12 1967-09-24
1968 29 Atlanta Braves National League MLB ATL 1 1968-04-12 1968-09-29
1969 30 Atlanta Braves National League MLB ATL 1 1969-04-08 1969-09-30
1970 31 Atlanta Braves National League MLB ATL 1 1970-04-07 1970-09-16
1971 32 Atlanta Braves National League MLB ATL 1 1971-04-05 1971-09-28
1972 33 Atlanta Braves National League MLB ATL 1 1972-04-15 1972-10-03
1973 34 Atlanta Braves National League MLB ATL 1 1973-04-09 1973-09-25
1974 35 Atlanta Braves National League MLB ATL 1 1974-04-04 1974-10-02
1975 36 Atlanta Braves National League MLB ATL 1 1975-04-07 1975-09-26
1976 37 Atlanta Braves National League MLB ATL 1 1976-04-10 1976-10-02
1977 38 Atlanta Braves National League MLB ATL 1 1977-04-09 1977-09-30
1978 39 Atlanta Braves National League MLB ATL 1 1978-04-07 1978-09-30
1979 40 Atlanta Braves National League MLB ATL 1 1979-04-06 1979-09-30
1980 41 Atlanta Braves National League MLB ATL 1 1980-04-09 1980-10-05
1981 42 Atlanta Braves National League MLB ATL 1 1981-04-13 1981-10-01
1982 43 Atlanta Braves National League MLB ATL 1 1982-04-23 1982-10-01
1983 44 Atlanta Braves National League MLB ATL 1 1983-04-04 1983-09-30
1984 45 New York Yankees American League MLB NYY 1 1984-04-04 1984-09-17
1985 46 New York Yankees American League MLB NYY 1 1985-04-08 1985-10-06
1986 47 Cleveland Indians American League MLB CLE 1 1986-04-11 1986-09-30
1987 48 Cleveland Indians American League MLB CLE 1 1987-04-09 1987-08-05
1987 48 Toronto Blue Jays American League MLB TOR 2 1987-08-13 1987-08-29
1987 48 Atlanta Braves National League MLB ATL 3 1987-09-27 1987-09-27

Sabr ID: 708121b0

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