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Phil Niekro Phil Niekro
Full name: Philip Henry Niekro
Born: April 1, 1939, Blaine, Ohio
First Game: April 15, 1964; Final Game: September 27, 1987
Bat: Right Throw: Right Height: 6' 1" Weight: 180
Uncle of Lance Niekro
Brother of Joe Niekro
Selected to the Hall of Fame in 1997
NL Gold Glove as P (1978 to 1980 and 1982 to 1983)
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Batting RecordBatting Record
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG   BFW Year TeamTeam
1964 MIL N                10     0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0i  0    0   0     -     -     -   0.0 1964 MIL N
1965 MIL N Daily Splits   42    10    0    1   0   0   0    0    0   0    3   0   0   0   0   0i  0    0   0  .100  .100  .100   0.0 1965 MIL N
1966 ATL N Daily Splits   28     8    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    6   0   3   0   0   0i  0    0   0  .000  .000  .000   0.0 1966 ATL N
1967 ATL N Daily Splits   46    57    4    7   2   0   0    2    1   0   16   2   6   0   0   2i  2    0   0  .123  .167  .158   0.0 1967 ATL N
1968 ATL N Daily Splits   37    77    3    8   1   0   2    7    0   0   22   0  18   0   0   1i  0    0   0  .104  .104  .195   0.0 1968 ATL N
1969 ATL N Daily Splits   40    95   11   20   4   0   0    7    2   0   21   0   9   0   0   1   1    0   0  .211  .227  .253   0.0 1969 ATL N
1970 ATL N Daily Splits   34    79    5   12   0   0   1    3    2   0   17   0   6   1   0   1   1    0   0  .152  .171  .190   0.0 1970 ATL N
1971 ATL N Daily Splits   42    92    3   14   1   0   0    4    0   0   20   1   7   1   0   6i  0    0   0  .152  .160  .163   0.0 1971 ATL N
1972 ATL N Daily Splits   38    93    7   18   1   0   1    4    1   0   22   2  11   1   0   1   2    0   0  .194  .216  .237   0.0 1972 ATL N
1973 ATL N Daily Splits   42    82    3   10   4   0   1    2    1   0   26   1   7   0   0   1   4    0   0  .122  .143  .207   0.0 1973 ATL N
1974 ATL N Daily Splits   41   104    5   20   2   0   0   11    3   0   18   1   9   1   0   4   1    0   0  .192  .220  .212   0.0 1974 ATL N
1975 ATL N Daily Splits   39    99    5   17   2   1   0   10    1   0   18   0   4   2   0   0   1    0   0  .172  .176  .212   0.0 1975 ATL N
1976 ATL N Daily Splits   38    94    5   18   3   0   1   12    0   0    8   1   9   1   0   2   3    0   1  .191  .198  .255   0.0 1976 ATL N
1977 ATL N Daily Splits   44   109    2   19   1   0   0    7    0   0   15   1  12   1   0   1   3    0   0  .174  .180  .183   0.0 1977 ATL N
1978 ATL N Daily Splits   44   120    5   27   4   0   0   10    3   0   25   1   4   1   0   0   3    0   0  .225  .248  .258   0.0 1978 ATL N
1979 ATL N Daily Splits   44   123   10   24   6   0   0   12    1   0   19   2   7   1   0   2   1    0   0  .195  .213  .244   0.0 1979 ATL N
1980 ATL N Daily Splits   40    90    2   12   5   0   0    5    1   0   19   0   5   0   0   0   2    0   0  .133  .143  .189   0.0 1980 ATL N
1981 ATL N Daily Splits   22    52    1    4   0   0   0    1    0   0   11   0   3   0   0   0   0    0   0  .077  .077  .077   0.0 1981 ATL N
1982 ATL N Daily Splits   35    87    6   17   4   0   1    7    0   0   16   0   3   1   0   1   4    0   0  .195  .193  .276   0.0 1982 ATL N
1983 ATL N Daily Splits   34    65    3   12   2   0   0    5    1   0   12   0   6   1   0   0   7    0   0  .185  .194  .215   0.0 1983 ATL N
1984 NY  A                32     0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0     -     -     -   0.0 1984 NY  A
1985 NY  A                33     0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0     -     -     -   0.0 1985 NY  A
1986 CLE A                34     0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0     -     -     -   0.0 1986 CLE A
1987 CLE A                22     0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0     -     -     -   0.0 1987 CLE A
1987 TOR A                 3     0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0     -     -     -   0.0 1987 TOR A
1987 ATL N Daily Splits    1     1    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   1   0    0   0  .000  .000  .000   0.0 1987 ATL N
1987 TOT A                25     0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0     -     -     -   0.0 1987 TOT A
1987 Total                26     1    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   1   0    0   0  .000  .000  .000   0.0 1987 Total
Total NL                 741  1537   80  260  42   1   7  109   17   0  314  12 129  12   0  24i 35    0   1  .169  .183  .211   0.0 Total NL        
Total AL                 124     0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0     -     -     -   0.0 Total AL        
Total            Splits  865  1537   80  260  42   1   7  109   17   0  314  12 129  12   0  24i 35    0   1  .169  .183  .211   0.0 Total
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG   BFW Year TeamTeam
i - incomplete
League Championship Series Batting RecordLeague Championship Series Batting Record
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team
1969 ATL N Daily Splits    1     3    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    1   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .000  .000  .000 1969 ATL N
1982 ATL N Daily Splits    1     0    0    0   0   0   0    1    0   0    0   0   1   1   0   0   0    0   0     -  .000     - 1982 ATL N
Total            Splits    2     3    0    0   0   0   0    1    0   0    1   0   1   1   0   0   0    0   0  .000  .000  .000 Total
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team
All-Star Game Batting RecordAll-Star Game Batting Record
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team
1969 NL                    1     0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0     -     -     - 1969 NL   
1978 NL                    1     0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0     -     -     - 1978 NL   
Total                      2     0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0     -     -     - Total
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team

Pitching RecordPitching Record
Year Team                  G  GS  CG SHO  GF  SV   IP      H   BFP  HR    R   ER   BB  IB   SO  SH  SF  WP HPB  BK  2B  3B GDP ROE   W   L    ERA    PW Year Team
1964 MIL N Daily Splits   10   0   0   0   2   0   15     15    66   1   10    8    7   0    8   3   0   1   1   0   1i  1   3i  2i  0   0   4.80  -0.1 1964 MIL N
1965 MIL N Daily Splits   41   1   0   0  21   6   74.2   73   324   5   32   24   26   3   49   8   4   9   3   0   4i  0i  5i  4i  2   3   2.89   0.2 1965 MIL N
1966 ATL N Daily Splits   28   0   0   0  10   2   50.1   48   224   4   32   23   23   5   17   6   0   3   2   0   8i  1i  2i  6i  4   3   4.11  -0.7 1966 ATL N
1967 ATL N Daily Splits   46  20  10   1  20   9  207    164   827   9   64   43   55   3  129   6   6  19   7   1  20i  2i 21i 12i 11   9   1.87   3.0 1967 ATL N
1968 ATL N Daily Splits   37  34  15   5   3   2  257    228  1019  16   83   74   45   3  140  10   5  16   5   3  31i  5i 21i  9i 14  12   2.59   1.4 1968 ATL N
1969 ATL N Daily Splits   40  35  21   4   4   1  284.1  235  1143  21   93   81   57   7  193  19   0  15   5   0  28   7  17  18  23  13   2.56   4.5 1969 ATL N
1970 ATL N Daily Splits   34  32  10   3   1   0  229.2  222   980  40  124  109   68   2  168   6   5   6   6   2  25   6  20  24  12  18   4.27  -0.1 1970 ATL N
1971 ATL N Daily Splits   42  36  18   4   4   2  268.2  248  1101  27  112   89   70   6  173  11   4   8   3   1  20i 10i 29i 19i 15  14   2.98   1.5 1971 ATL N
1972 ATL N Daily Splits   38  36  17   1   1   0  282.1  254  1150  22  112   96   53   3  164  13   3  10   5   3  37   9  19  18  16  12   3.06   2.1 1972 ATL N
1973 ATL N Daily Splits   42  30   9   1   7   4  245    214  1023  21  103   90   89   4  131  13   2  11   5   0  27   5  14  12  13  10   3.31   1.4 1973 ATL N
1974 ATL N Daily Splits   41  39  18   6   1   1  302.1  249  1219  19   91   80   88   3  195  10   8   6   6   4  43   7  22   9  20  13   2.38   5.0 1974 ATL N
1975 ATL N Daily Splits   39  37  13   1   2   0  275.2  285  1160  29  115   98   72   3  144  14   3  15  11   2  46   6  26  17  15  15   3.20   1.8 1975 ATL N
1976 ATL N Daily Splits   38  37  10   2   1   0  270.2  249  1157  18  116   99  101   7  173  14   5  14   8   4  43   6  15  22  17  11   3.29   1.4 1976 ATL N
1977 ATL N Daily Splits   44  43  20   2   1   0  330.1  315  1428  26  166  148  164  12  262  11   8  17   8   3  44   9  26  12  16  20   4.03   1.3 1977 ATL N
1978 ATL N Daily Splits   44  42  22   4   1   1  334.1  295  1389  16  129  107  102   5  248  13   6  11  13   3  42  10  13  16  19  18   2.88   4.6 1978 ATL N
1979 ATL N Daily Splits   44  44  23   1   0   0  342    311  1436  41  160  129  113   8  208  14   7  18  11   4  50   6  25  20  21  20   3.39   2.6 1979 ATL N
1980 ATL N Daily Splits   40  38  11   3   2   1  275    256  1137  30  119  111   85   3  176  14   5   9   3   1  42   3  25  15  15  18   3.63   0.4 1980 ATL N
1981 ATL N Daily Splits   22  22   3   3   0   0  139.1  120   578   6   56   48   56   2   62   5   2   2   1   0  17   5  11   7   7   7   3.10   0.2 1981 ATL N
1982 ATL N Daily Splits   35  35   4   2   0   0  234.1  225   969  23  106   94   73   1  144   7   3   4   3   1  27   2  20   9  17   4   3.61   0.5 1982 ATL N
1983 ATL N Daily Splits   34  33   2   0   0   0  201.2  212   888  18   94   89  105   3  128   7   5   6   2   3  31   2  20   9  11  10   3.97   0.0 1983 ATL N
1984 NY  A Daily Splits   32  31   5   1   1   0  215.2  219   916  15   85   74   76   0  136   5  11   2   3   0  35   5  23  10  16   8   3.09   1.8 1984 NY  A
1985 NY  A Daily Splits   33  33   7   1   0   0  220    203   955  29  110  100  120   1  149   1   3   5   2   2  37   6  27   8  16  12   4.09  -0.2 1985 NY  A
1986 CLE A Daily Splits   34  32   5   0   1   0  210.1  241   951  24  126  101   95   1   81   7   2   9   6   2  40   4  22  18  11  11   4.32  -0.9 1986 CLE A
1987 CLE A Daily Splits   22  22   2   0   0   0  123.2  142   561  18   83   81   53   1   57   2   5   9   4   2  29   4   2   3   7  11   5.89  -1.7 1987 CLE A
1987 TOR A Daily Splits    3   3   0   0   0   0   12     15    56   4   11   11    7   0    7   0   0   1   0   1   2   2   1   0   0   2   8.25  -0.6 1987 TOR A
1987 ATL N Daily Splits    1   1   0   0   0   0    3      6    20   0    5    5    6   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0  15.00  -0.2 1987 ATL N
1987 TOT A                25  25   2   0   0   0  135.2  157   617  22   94   92   60   1   64   2   5  10   4   3  31   6   3   3   7  13   6.10  -2.3 1987 TOT A
1987 Total                26  26   2   0   0   0  138.2  163   637  22   99   97   66   1   64   2   5  10   4   3  33   6   4   3   7  13   6.30  -2.5 1987 Total
Total NL                 740 595 226  43  81  29 4622.2 4224 19238 392 1922 1645 1458  83 2912 204  81 200 108  35 588i102i355i260i268 230   3.20  30.8 Total NL        
Total AL                 124 121  19   2   2   0  781.2  820  3439  90  415  367  351   3  430  15  21  26  15   7 143  21  75  39  50  44   4.23  -1.6 Total AL        
Total            Splits  864 716 245  45  83  29 5404.1 5044 22677 482 2337 2012 1809  86 3342 219 102 226 123  42 731i123i430i299i318 274   3.35  29.2 Total
Year Team                  G  GS  CG SHO  GF  SV   IP      H   BFP  HR    R   ER   BB  IB   SO  SH  SF  WP HPB  BK  2B  3B GDP ROE   W   L    ERA    PW Year Team
i - incomplete
League Championship Series Pitching RecordLeague Championship Series Pitching Record
Year Team                  G  GS  CG SHO  GF  SV   IP      H   BFP  HR    R   ER   BB  IB   SO  SH  SF  WP HPB  BK  2B  3B GDP ROE   W   L    ERA Year Team
1969 ATL N Daily Splits    1   1   0   0   0   0    8      9    36   0    9    4    4   1    4   0   0   0   0   0   1   1   1   1   0   1   4.50 1969 ATL N
1982 ATL N Daily Splits    1   1   0   0   0   0    6      6    27   0    2    2    4   0    5   1   0   1   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   3.00 1982 ATL N
Total            Splits    2   2   0   0   0   0   14     15    63   0   11    6    8   1    9   1   0   1   0   0   3   1   1   1   0   1   3.86 Total
Year Team                  G  GS  CG SHO  GF  SV   IP      H   BFP  HR    R   ER   BB  IB   SO  SH  SF  WP HPB  BK  2B  3B GDP ROE   W   L    ERA Year Team
All-Star Game Pitching RecordAll-Star Game Pitching Record
Year Team                  G  GS  CG SHO  GF  SV   IP      H   BFP  HR    R   ER   BB  IB   SO  SH  SF  WP HPB  BK  2B  3B GDP ROE   W   L    ERA Year Team
1969 NL    Daily Splits    1   0   0   0   1   1    1      0     3   0    0    0    0   0    2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0.00 1969 NL   
1978 NL    Daily Splits    1   0   0   0   1   0    0.1    0     1   0    0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0.00 1978 NL   
Total            Splits    2   0   0   0   2   1    1.1    0     4   0    0    0    0   0    2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0.00 Total
Year Team                  G  GS  CG SHO  GF  SV   IP      H   BFP  HR    R   ER   BB  IB   SO  SH  SF  WP HPB  BK  2B  3B GDP ROE   W   L    ERA Year Team

Fielding RecordFielding Record
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   PB   CS   SB  PkO   AVG
1964 MIL N Daily   P   10    0    0    15       0    2    0    1   0    1i   0    0    0i1.000
1965 MIL N Daily   P   41    1    0    74.2     6   17    1    2   0    5i   0i   3i   1i .958
1966 ATL N Daily   P   28    0    0    50.1     2   18    0    1   0    3i   1    6i   2i1.000
1967 ATL N Daily   P   46   20   10   207      10   40    4    4   0   25i   6   21    3i .926
1968 ATL N Daily   P   37   34   15   256.2    18   59    4    4   0   11i   5i   8i   7i .951
1969 ATL N Daily   P   40   35   21   284.1    24   51    3    4   0   24    6   17    5  .962
1970 ATL N Daily   P   34   32   10   229.2    14   38    1    4   0   12    6   25    0  .981
1971 ATL N Daily   P   42   36   18   268.2    19   44    2    6   0   16i   6   10    3i .969
1972 ATL N Daily   P   38   36   17   282.1    26   40    4    4   0   23    5   10    2  .943
1973 ATL N Daily   P   42   30    9   245      30   41    4    4   0   12   12   26    3  .947
1974 ATL N Daily   P   41   39   18   302.1    22   42    0    3   0   20   13   18    1 1.000
1975 ATL N Daily   P   39   37   13   275.2    21   41    0    2   0   15   14   20    4 1.000
1976 ATL N Daily   P   38   37   10   270.2    19   41    2    2   0   18    7   27    1  .968
1977 ATL N Daily   P   44   43   20   330.1    20   51    0    5   0   26   32   47    4 1.000
1978 ATL N Daily   P   44   42   22   334.1    17   65    2    4   0   25   12   34    4  .976
1979 ATL N Daily   P   44   44   23   342      31   56    1    3   0   17   11   40    2  .989
1980 ATL N Daily   P   40   38   11   275      18   40    1    6   0    8   13   17    2  .983
1981 ATL N Daily   P   22   22    3   139.1    10   22    0    2   0    5    9   16    1 1.000
1982 ATL N Daily   P   35   35    4   234.1    18   38    1    4   0    5   16   17    3  .982
1983 ATL N Daily   P   34   33    2   201.2    15   27    2    6   0    2   11   27    2  .955
1984 NY  A Daily   P   32   31    5   215.2    13   36    1    4   0    7   12    9    0  .980
1985 NY  A Daily   P   33   33    7   220      11   20    0    5   0   14    5   22    1 1.000
1986 CLE A Daily   P   34   32    5   210.1     9   32    4    2   0    0    6   13    1  .911
1987 CLE A Daily   P   22   22    2   123.2    12   17    0    1   0    0    7   10    0 1.000
1987 TOR A Daily   P    3    3    0    12       1    0    0    0   0    0    1    2    0 1.000
1987 ATL N Daily   P    1    1    0     3       0    0    0    0   0    0    0    0    0     -
1987 TOT A         P   25   25    2   135.2    13   17    0    1   0    0    8   12    0 1.000
1987 Total         P   26   26    2   138.2    13   17    0    1   0    0    8   12    0 1.000
Total              P  864  716  245  5404     386  878   37   83   0  294i 216i 445i  52i .972
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   PB   CS   SB  PkO   AVG
i - incomplete
League Championship Series Fielding RecordLeague Championship Series Fielding Record
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   PB   CS   SB  PkO   AVG
1969 ATL N Daily   P    1    1    0     8       0    3    0    0   0    1    0    1    0 1.000
1982 ATL N Daily   P    1    1    0     6       1    1    0    0   0    1    0    1    0 1.000
Total              P    2    2    0    14       1    4    0    0   0    2    0    2    0 1.000
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   PB   CS   SB  PkO   AVG
All-Star Game Fielding RecordAll-Star Game Fielding Record
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   PB   CS   SB  PkO   AVG
1969 NL    Daily   P    1    0    0     1       0    1    0    0   0    0    0    0    0 1.000
1978 NL    Daily   P    1    0    0     0.1     0    0    0    0   0    0    0    0    0     -
Total              P    2    0    0     1.1     0    1    0    0   0    0    0    0    0 1.000
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   PB   CS   SB  PkO   AVG

TransactionsTransactions
Signed as an amateur free agent by Milwaukee Braves (July 19, 1958).

Released by Atlanta Braves (October 7, 1983).

Signed by New York Yankees (January 5, 1984).

Granted free agency (November 12, 1985).

Signed by New York Yankees (January 8, 1986).

Released by New York Yankees (March 28, 1986).

Signed by Cleveland Indians (April 3, 1986).

Traded by Cleveland Indians to Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for Darryl Landrum and
a player to be named later (August 9, 1987); Cleveland Indians received Don Gordon
(August 10, 1987).

Released by Toronto Blue Jays (August 31, 1987).

Signed by Atlanta Braves (September 23, 1987).


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