Phil Niekro

American baseball player
Phil Niekro 1984.jpg

Philip Henry Niekro (/ˈnkr/ NEE-kro; April 1, 1939 – December 26, 2020), nicknamed "Knucksie", was an American baseball pitcher. He played 24 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB), 20 of them with the Milwaukee / Atlanta Braves. He played with New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians and Toronto Blue Jays.

Niekro was honored into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1997. He was born in Blaine, Ohio.

Niekro died of cancer on December 26, 2020 in Flowery Branch, Georgia at the age of 81.[1][2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Legendary Braves pitcher Phil Niekro dies at age of 81". wsbtv.com. December 27, 2020. Archived from the original on December 27, 2020. Retrieved December 27, 2020.
  2. Bowman, Mark (December 27, 2020). "Hall of Fame knuckleballer Niekro dead at 81". MLB.com. Archived from the original on December 27, 2020. Retrieved December 27, 2020.