Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday…Phil Niekro


He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1997. Niekro’s 318 career victories are the most by a knuckleball pitcher and he ranks 16th on the overall all-time wins list. He also won the National League (NL) Gold Glove Award five times. Niekro pitched for 20 seasons for the Milwaukee and Atlanta Braves.Continue reading “Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday…Phil Niekro”

Smallthoughts :Old School Tuesday …Joe Niekro


Last week we spotlighted the Alou Brothers and Felipe Alou’s son Moises Alou. This week it the Niekro Brothers …Joe and Phil. Joe Niekro pitched for the Chicago Cubs, San Diego Padres and Detroit Tigers with occasional success before joining Phil with the Atlanta Braves in 1973. Joe used a fastball and a slider earlyContinue reading “Smallthoughts :Old School Tuesday …Joe Niekro”