Phil Niekro \NEE-kro\
Philip Henry Niekro (Knucksie)
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, 9,809th 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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