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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, OH
High School: Bridgeport HS (Bridgeport, OH)
School: West Liberty State College (West Liberty, WV)
Drafted
by the Chicago Cubs in the 3rd round of the 1966 amateur draft (June Secondary). (All Transactions)
Debut: April 16, 1967 (Age 22.160)   vs. PIT 0.1 IP, 1 H, 0 SO, 0 BB, 0 ER
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1967 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Astros/Tigers/Cubs/Braves/Padres/... 1967-1988
Agents: Bruce Church [*]
Final Game: April 29, 1988 (Age 43.174)
Died: October 27, 2006 in Tampa, FL
Cremated
Relatives: Brother of Phil Niekro and Father of Lance Niekro
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Team Record in Appearances: 16-19 / in Starts: 14-15 / Days Rest, Run Support and Inning/Score Usage Below

1978 Pitching Gamelog

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Rk Gcar Gtm Date Tm Opp Rslt Inngs Dec DR IP H R ER BB SO HR HBP ERA BF Pit Str StL StS GB FB LD PU Unk GSc IR IS SB CS PO AB 2B 3B IBB GDP SF ROE aLI WPA RE24 Entered Exited
1 366 2 Apr 7 HOU @ CIN L,4-5 GS-5 L(0-1) 99 5.0 6 5 5 7 1 2 0 9.00 26 9 3 0 0 6 29 2 0 0 19 0 0 0 1 0 0 1.50 -0.468 -2.77 1b start tie 5b 3 out d1
2 367 7 Apr 12 HOU LAD W,11-10 GS-5 4 4.0 7 6 6 4 0 1 0 11.00 23 4 8 0 0 7 20 1 0 0 19 2 0 0 0 0 0 .83 -0.306 -3.82 1t start tie 5t -23 0 out a4
3 368 11 Apr 18 HOU @ SDP W,5-1 CG W(1-1) 5 9.0 4 1 1 3 5 0 0 6.00 33 9 12 1 0 4 77 0 0 0 30 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.23 0.386 2.66 1b start tie 9b 3 out a4
4 369 16 Apr 23 HOU @ LAD L,3-7 GS-3 L(1-2) 4 3.0 8 6 4 0 0 1 0 6.86 18 6 5 0 0 7 23 1 0 0 17 1 0 0 0 1 1 .75 -0.423 -4.68 1b start tie 3b 3 out d4
5 370 20 Apr 28 HOU MON L,3-6 GS-3 L(1-3) 4 3.0 3 4 4 4 0 0 1 7.50 15 5 2 0 0 3 33 0 0 0 10 1 0 0 1 0 0 1.13 -0.280 -2.77 1t start tie 3t 3 out d4
May Tm Opp Rslt Inngs Dec DR IP H R ER BB SO HR HBP ERA BF Pit Str StL StS GB FB LD PU Unk GSc IR IS SB CS PO AB 2B 3B IBB GDP SF ROE aLI WPA RE24 Entered Exited
6 371 24 May 5 HOU @ ATL L,2-5 GS-6 L(1-4) 6 6.0 5 4 3 3 2 1 0 6.90 27 6 11 0 0 5 47 2 0 0 24 2 0 0 0 0 1 1.15 -0.235 -1.00 1b start a 1 6b 3 out d2
7 372 29 May 13 HOU @ NYM W,7-4 GS-6 W(2-4) 7 5.0 10 4 4 3 4 0 0 6.94 26 2 7 1 0 10 32 1 0 1 23 1 1 0 1 0 1 .90 -0.044 -2.22 1b start a 2 6b 1-- 0 out a3
8 373 33 May 18 HOU PHI L,5-8 GS-1 4 0.0 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 7.97 4 0 0 0 0 4 26 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.29 -0.314 -3.36 1t start tie 1t 1-- 0 out d3
9 374 36 May 21 HOU ATL L,4-6 6-7 2 2.0 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 7.78 8 3 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 1 1 0 .21 -0.019 -0.18 6t --- 0 out d4 7t 3 out d5
10 375 39 May 25 HOU @ SFG L,1-9 8-GF(8) 3 1.0 3 2 2 1 0 0 0 8.05 7 1 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 .00 -0.001 -1.57 8b --- 0 out d6 8b end d 8
11 376 43 May 29 HOU SFG L,1-8 6-7 3 2.0 4 2 2 0 1 0 0 8.10 9 1 3 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 .29 -0.056 -1.18 6t --- 0 out d3 7t 3 out d5
June Tm Opp Rslt Inngs Dec DR IP H R ER BB SO HR HBP ERA BF Pit Str StL StS GB FB LD PU Unk GSc IR IS SB CS PO AB 2B 3B IBB GDP SF ROE aLI WPA RE24 Entered Exited
12 377 55 Jun 12 HOU PIT W,6-5 6-7 13 2.0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 7.71 9 3 4 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 8 2 0 0 0 0 2 .24 -0.031 -0.18 6t --- 0 out d3 7t 3 out d4
13 378 59 Jun 17 HOU CHC W,5-4 3-GF W(3-4) 4 6.2 2 2 1 0 5 0 0 6.84 23 9 7 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 23 0 2 0 0 0 0 1.24 0.156 1.28 3t 12- 1 out tie 9t end a 1
14 379 63 Jun 22 HOU @ LAD W,4-3 CG W(4-4) 4 9.0 6 3 2 5 6 1 0 6.09 37 11 9 0 1 6 66 1 1 0 30 0 0 0 0 1 1 1.25 0.172 0.98 1b start tie 9b 3 out a1
15 380 69 Jun 27 HOU CIN W,7-4 GS-7 W(5-4) 4 7.0 6 4 4 3 4 0 1 5.98 31 8 9 0 3 6 50 0 0 0 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 .66 0.063 -1.12 1t start tie 7t 3 out a2
July Tm Opp Rslt Inngs Dec DR IP H R ER BB SO HR HBP ERA BF Pit Str StL StS GB FB LD PU Unk GSc IR IS SB CS PO AB 2B 3B IBB GDP SF ROE aLI WPA RE24 Entered Exited
16 381 74 Jul 1(2) HOU SDP L,3-9 GS-2 L(5-5) 3 1.2 4 5 2 1 2 0 1 6.11 11 2 1 0 0 4 34 3 0 0 9 0 0 0 1 0 0 1.17 -0.327 -3.57 1t start tie 2t 12- 2 out d4
17 382 78 Jul 5 HOU @ CIN L,1-2 CG(8) L(5-6) 3 8.0 7 2 2 3 4 0 0 5.69 34 12 9 1 0 6 61 3 1 0 30 1 0 0 0 1 1 .92 0.061 1.57 1b start tie 8b 3 out d1
18 383 81 Jul 8(2) HOU LAD L,5-7 6-6 2 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.64 2 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.34 -0.020 0.10 6t 1-3 1 out d1 6t 3 out d2
19 384 83 Jul 13 HOU @ MON L,0-6 GS-6 L(5-7) 4 5.2 7 4 4 1 3 0 1 5.69 25 6 7 0 0 7 41 0 0 0 22 2 0 0 1 0 0 1.20 -0.122 -1.67 1b start tie 6b -2- 2 out d4
20 385 88 Jul 17 HOU PHI W,2-1 CG(11) W(6-7) 3 11.0 5 1 1 3 8 0 0 5.11 41 10 14 1 0 5 88 3 0 2 37 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.78 0.596 3.52 1t start tie 11t 3 out tie
21 386 94 Jul 21(1) HOU @ PHI L,1-6 GS-6 L(6-8) 3 5.0 7 5 5 3 2 1 1 5.31 24 5 6 0 2 7 32 2 1 0 20 3 0 0 1 0 0 .72 -0.347 -4.21 1b start tie 6b -23 0 out d4
22 387 100 Jul 26 HOU MON W,5-0 SHO W(7-8) 4 9.0 4 0 0 1 3 0 0 4.85 30 12 10 3 2 4 81 0 0 2 29 0 0 0 1 0 1 .83 0.377 3.70 1t start tie 9t 3 out a5
23 388 104 Jul 31 HOU SFG W,4-1 CG W(8-8) 4 9.0 2 1 1 2 1 0 1 4.55 32 13 13 0 0 2 78 0 0 0 27 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.00 0.382 2.70 1t start tie 9t 3 out a3
August Tm Opp Rslt Inngs Dec DR IP H R ER BB SO HR HBP ERA BF Pit Str StL StS GB FB LD PU Unk GSc IR IS SB CS PO AB 2B 3B IBB GDP SF ROE aLI WPA RE24 Entered Exited
24 389 108 Aug 5(1) HOU @ ATL W,5-3 GS-7 W(9-8) 4 6.0 5 3 3 4 0 0 0 4.55 26 10 7 0 0 5 46 0 0 0 22 1 0 0 1 0 0 .96 0.050 0.16 1b start a 1 7b 123 0 out a4
25 390 113 Aug 11 HOU ATL L,0-1 GS-8 L(9-9) 5 8.0 9 1 1 3 4 0 0 4.34 34 8 10 0 0 9 61 2 1 0 31 0 0 0 2 0 1 1.15 0.204 2.29 1t start tie 8t 3 out d1
26 391 118 Aug 16 HOU @ STL W,4-2 CG W(10-9) 4 9.0 6 2 2 1 5 1 0 4.18 34 11 12 2 2 5 71 1 0 0 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 .84 0.375 1.98 1b start tie 9b 3 out a2
27 392 124 Aug 20(2) HOU @ PIT L,1-3 GS-6 L(10-10) 3 6.0 7 3 3 2 2 2 0 4.20 27 9 7 0 2 7 46 5 0 0 25 1 0 1 0 0 0 .98 -0.111 -0.19 1b start tie 6b 3 out d2
28 393 128 Aug 25 HOU PIT W,7-5 GS-6 W(11-10) 4 6.0 9 4 4 1 7 0 0 4.27 27 5 5 1 0 9 44 0 1 0 26 2 1 0 0 0 0 1.30 -0.158 -1.53 1t start tie 6t 3 out a2
29 394 132 Aug 30 HOU STL L,2-4 GS-8 L(11-11) 4 8.0 7 4 4 3 2 1 0 4.28 34 11 13 1 2 5 51 1 0 0 31 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.07 -0.267 -0.71 1t start tie 8t 3 out d3
September/October Tm Opp Rslt Inngs Dec DR IP H R ER BB SO HR HBP ERA BF Pit Str StL StS GB FB LD PU Unk GSc IR IS SB CS PO AB 2B 3B IBB GDP SF ROE aLI WPA RE24 Entered Exited
30 395 137 Sep 4 HOU CIN L,3-6 GS-6 L(11-12) 4 6.0 8 4 4 5 0 0 0 4.34 30 11 6 2 1 8 35 1 0 0 25 1 0 0 1 0 1 .82 -0.236 -1.53 1t start tie 6t 3 out d3
31 396 141 Sep 9 HOU SDP W,10-4 CG W(12-12) 4 9.0 8 4 4 1 3 0 0 4.33 35 14 9 0 0 8 57 0 0 0 33 3 0 0 1 1 1 .57 0.096 -0.30 1t start tie 9t 3 out a6
32 397 146 Sep 14 HOU @ LAD L,1-2 CG(8) L(12-13) 4 8.0 5 2 2 3 6 2 1 4.23 32 13 4 2 1 5 67 0 1 0 27 1 0 0 0 0 0 .85 0.071 1.53 1b start tie 8b 3 out d1
33 398 151 Sep 20 HOU ATL L,2-3 CG L(12-14) 5 9.0 9 3 2 0 11 0 0 4.13 36 9 7 0 0 9 70 2 0 0 35 0 1 0 0 1 0 1.50 -0.118 0.70 1t start tie 9t 3 out d1
34 399 157 Sep 26 HOU @ ATL W,2-0 GS-9 W(13-14) 5 8.0 6 0 0 2 4 0 2 3.96 33 10 9 0 0 6 72 1 0 0 29 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.50 0.444 3.62 1b start a 1 9b 1-- 0 out a2
35 400 162 Oct 1 HOU SFG W,3-0 GS-5 W(14-14) 4 5.0 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 3.86 18 5 8 0 0 3 63 0 0 0 18 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.03 0.218 2.06 1t start tie 5t 3 out a3
HOU 202.2 190 97 87 73 97 13 9 3.86 861 1
 

Days of Rest

DH 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Other (days rest listed)
2 7 18 4 1 1 13 and 99 days

Run Support in Games Started

Total runs in Starts, Avg. is per 27 outs
Avg 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Other Game Totals
3.77 2 4 5 5 4 4 3 10 and 11 runs

Inning/Score Appearance Matrix

Inn <-4 -4 -3 -2 -1 tie 1 2 3 4 >4 Total
4- 26 3 1 30
5 0
6 1 2 1 4
7 0
8 1 1
9 0
10+ 0
Total 1 1 2 0 1 26 3 1 0 0 0 35

Multiple inning appearances: 32,    Entered with runners on base: 2

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