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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, OH
High School: Bridgeport HS (Bridgeport, OH)
Signed
by the Milwaukee Braves as an amateur free agent in 1958. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 15, 1964 (Age 25.014, 9,810th in MLB history)   vs. SFG 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 SO, 0 BB, 0 ER
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1965 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Braves/Yankees/Indians/BlueJays 1964-1987
Agents: Bruce Church [*]
Last Game: September 27, 1987 (Age 48.179)   vs. SFG 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1997 (380/473 ballots).
   View Phil Niekro Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Relatives: Brother of Joe Niekro and Uncle of Lance Niekro
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Career Home Runs

For all seasons after 1973, the play-by-play data is complete (summary of missing data for pre-1974). For some games from 1954 to 1973, we do not have complete play-by-play.

Phil Niekro: 7 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 0 walk-off, 2 tying, 1 go ahead
1 Tm
ATL7
 
vs RHP6
vs LHP1
 
Away4
Home3
 
Leverage
High Lev1
Medium Lev5
Low Lev1
5 Opps
LAD2
CIN2
SDP1
CHC1
SFG1
7 Pitchers
Charlie Hough1
Bill Hands1
John Tsitouris1
Eric Show1
Jim Barr1
Ross Grimsley1
Alan Foster1
5 Parks
Atl-Fulton3
Candlestick1
Wrigley Fld1
Cinergy Fld1
Qualcomm St1
Where Hit
77
General field locations
when available.
 
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms7
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
9th7
Outs
23
12
02
 
DefPos
P7
Bases
---4
12-1
-2-1
1-31
 
12 RBI
RISP3
0 on4
1 on1
2 on2
Any on3
Inning
21
31
51
61
72
81
 
1-32
4-62
7-end3
RelScore
+12
Tied1
-12
-21
-4..1
 
Ahead2
Tied1
Behind4
Before event,
for batter

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1968 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1968-04-12 ATL CIN John Tsitouris tied 1-1 b 7 0 --- 1 9 1 0.238 81% Home Run
2 2 2 1 1968-08-20 ATL @ CHC Bill Hands behind 0-4 t 2 2 12- 3 9 1 0.216 34% Home Run; Tillman Scores; Martinez Scores
1970 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
3 3 1 1 1970-06-22 ATL LAD Alan Foster behind 1-3 b 7 2 --- 1 9 1 0.127 28% Home Run
1972 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
4 4 1 1 1972-05-23 ATL @ CIN Ross Grimsley behind 0-1 t 3 0 --- 1 9 1 0.131 50% Home Run
1973 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
5 5 1 1 1973-09-01 ATL @ SFG Jim Barr behind 1-2 t 5 1 --- 1 9 1 0.147 47% Home Run
1976 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
6 6 1 1 1976-07-28 ATL LAD Charlie Hough ahead 3-2 b 6 2 1-3 3 9 1 0.201 95% Home Run; Paciorek Scores; Correll Scores
1982 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
7 7 1 1 1982-10-01 ATL @ SDP Eric Show ahead 1-0 t 8 1 -2- 2 9 1 0.149 94% Home Run; Hubbard Scores

About the SABR Home Run Encyclopedia

Much of the data on Baseball-Reference.com's Home Run Logs comes from the Tattersall/McConnell Home Run Log, a database of all homers hit in the major leagues since 1876. This project was begun in the 1940's by John C. Tattersall and was continued after Tattersall's death in 1981 by Bob McConnell, one of SABR's original 16 members. David Vincent, another SABR member, has since assumed the leadership of the project. Baseball-Reference.com has licensed this remarkable database from the Society for American Baseball Research. All credit for the data therein goes to the intrepid researchers who digitized this data from archival sources.

For years from 1914 to 2014, RetroSheet play-by-play data has been used whenever the home run occurred in a game for which we have complete play-by-play data.

There are a handful of cases where the home run logs totals do not agree with the totals on our player pages. We are working to reconcile all of those differences, but believe that in all cases the Home Run Encyclopedia is correct.