Phil Niekro

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Philip Henry "Phil" Niekro (born April 1, 1939), nicknamed "Knucksie" because of his usage and skill level with the knuckleball, is a former Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher. 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 currently ranks 16th on the overall all-time wins list. He also won the National League (NL) Gold Glove Award five times.

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Acting Credits

2012
Himself

2008
Himself - Pre-Game Hall of Fame Ceremony

1993
Himself

1978
Himself - NL Pitcher

1969
Himself - NL Pitcher

Thanks Credits

2012
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Self

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  • Phil Niekro - Sports Illustrated Magazine Cover [United States] (27 August 1979)

Pitching Stats

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Major League pitching statistics for Phil Niekro.
Year Team W-L ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO
1964 MLN 0-0 4.80 10 0 0 0 0 15 15 10 8 7 8
1965 MLN 2-3 2.89 41 1 0 0 6 74 73 32 24 26 49
1966 ATL 4-3 4.11 28 0 0 0 2 50 48 32 23 23 17
1967 ATL 11-9 1.87 46 20 10 1 9 207 164 64 43 55 129
1968 ATL 14-12 2.59 37 34 15 5 2 256 228 83 74 45 140
1969 ATL 23-13 2.56 40 35 21 4 1 284 235 93 81 57 193
1970 ATL 12-18 4.27 34 32 10 3 0 229 222 124 109 68 168
1971 ATL 15-14 2.98 42 36 18 4 2 268 248 112 89 70 173
1972 ATL 16-12 3.06 38 36 17 1 0 282 254 112 96 53 164
1973 ATL 13-10 3.31 42 30 9 1 4 245 214 103 90 89 131
1974 ATL 20-13 2.38 41 39 18 6 1 302 249 91 80 88 195
1975 ATL 15-15 3.20 39 37 13 1 0 275 285 115 98 72 144
1976 ATL 17-11 3.29 38 37 10 2 0 270 249 116 99 101 173
1977 ATL 16-20 4.03 44 43 20 2 0 330 315 166 148 164 262
1978 ATL 19-18 2.88 44 42 22 4 1 334 295 129 107 102 248
1979 ATL 21-20 3.39 44 44 23 1 0 342 311 160 129 113 208
1980 ATL 15-18 3.63 40 38 11 3 1 275 256 119 111 85 176
1981 ATL 7-7 3.10 22 22 3 3 0 139 120 56 48 56 62
1982 ATL 17-4 3.61 35 35 4 2 0 234 225 106 94 73 144
1983 ATL 11-10 3.97 34 33 2 0 0 201 212 94 89 105 128
1984 NYY 16-8 3.09 32 31 5 1 0 215 219 85 74 76 136
1985 NYY 16-12 4.09 33 33 7 1 0 220 203 110 100 120 149
1986 CLE 11-11 4.32 34 32 5 0 0 210 241 126 101 95 81
1987 ATL 0-0 15.00 1 1 0 0 0 3 6 5 5 6 0
1987 CLE 7-11 5.89 22 22 2 0 0 123 142 83 81 53 57
1987 TOR 0-2 8.25 3 3 0 0 0 12 15 11 11 7 7
Career 318-274 - 864 716 245 45 29 - 5044 2337 2012 1809 3342

Fielding Stats

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Major League fielding statistics for Phil Niekro.
Year Team G GS Inn PO A E DP Fld%
1964 MLN 10 0 15 0 2 0 1 1.000
1965 MLN 42 1 74 6 17 1 2 0.958
1966 ATL 28 0 50 2 18 0 1 1.000
1967 ATL 46 20 207 10 40 4 4 0.926
1968 ATL 37 34 256 18 59 4 4 0.951
1969 ATL 40 35 284 24 51 3 4 0.962
1970 ATL 34 32 229 14 38 1 4 0.981
1971 ATL 42 36 268 19 44 2 6 0.969
1972 ATL 38 36 282 26 40 4 4 0.943
1973 ATL 42 30 245 30 41 4 4 0.947
1974 ATL 41 39 302 22 42 0 3 1.000
1975 ATL 39 37 275 21 41 0 2 1.000
1976 ATL 38 37 270 19 41 2 2 0.968
1977 ATL 44 43 330 20 51 0 5 1.000
1978 ATL 44 42 334 17 65 2 4 0.976
1979 ATL 44 44 342 31 56 1 3 0.989
1980 ATL 40 38 275 18 40 1 6 0.983
1981 ATL 22 22 139 10 22 0 2 1.000
1982 ATL 35 35 234 18 38 1 4 0.982
1983 ATL 34 33 201 15 27 2 6 0.955
1984 NYY 32 31 215 13 36 1 4 0.980
1985 NYY 33 33 220 11 20 0 5 1.000
1986 CLE 34 32 210 9 32 4 2 0.911
1987 ATL 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 -
1987 CLE 22 22 123 12 17 0 1 1.000
1987 TOR 3 3 12 1 0 0 0 1.000
Career 865 716 - 386 878 37 83 -

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Major League batting statistics for Phil Niekro.
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG
1964 MLN 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
1965 MLN 42 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.100 0.100 0.100
1966 ATL 28 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0.000 0.000 0.000
1967 ATL 46 57 4 7 2 0 0 2 0 1 16 0.123 0.167 0.158
1968 ATL 37 77 3 8 1 0 2 7 0 0 22 0.104 0.104 0.195
1969 ATL 40 95 11 20 4 0 0 7 0 2 21 0.211 0.227 0.253
1970 ATL 34 79 5 12 0 0 1 3 0 2 17 0.152 0.171 0.190
1971 ATL 42 92 3 14 1 0 0 4 0 0 20 0.152 0.160 0.163
1972 ATL 38 93 7 18 1 0 1 4 0 1 22 0.194 0.216 0.237
1973 ATL 42 82 3 10 4 0 1 2 0 1 26 0.122 0.143 0.207
1974 ATL 41 104 5 20 2 0 0 11 0 3 18 0.192 0.220 0.212
1975 ATL 39 99 5 17 2 1 0 10 0 1 18 0.172 0.176 0.212
1976 ATL 38 94 5 18 3 0 1 12 0 0 8 0.191 0.198 0.255
1977 ATL 44 109 2 19 1 0 0 7 0 0 15 0.174 0.180 0.183
1978 ATL 45 120 5 27 4 0 0 10 0 3 25 0.225 0.248 0.258
1979 ATL 44 123 10 24 6 0 0 12 0 1 19 0.195 0.213 0.244
1980 ATL 40 90 2 12 5 0 0 5 0 1 19 0.133 0.143 0.189
1981 ATL 22 52 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 11 0.077 0.077 0.077
1982 ATL 35 87 6 17 4 0 1 7 0 0 16 0.195 0.193 0.276
1983 ATL 34 65 3 12 2 0 0 5 0 1 12 0.185 0.194 0.215
1984 NYY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
1985 NYY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
1986 CLE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
1987 ATL 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000
1987 CLE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
1987 TOR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
Career 742 1537 80 260 42 1 7 109 0 17 314 - - -




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