He wa… INDUCTION BANQUET PROGRAM STORY — June 9, 1990. Phil Niekro Atlanta Braves MLB Original Autographed Photos, Phil Niekro Atlanta Braves Baseball Cards, Phil Niekro Atlanta Braves Baseball MLB Original Autographed Items, Phil Niekro Atlanta Braves Original Autographed Baseball MLB Balls, Phil Niekro Atlanta Braves Original Sports Autographed Items. Philip Henry Niekro (pronounced NEE-kro) (born April 1, 1939), nicknamed "Knucksie", is an American former baseball pitcher who played 24 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB), 20 of them with the Milwaukee / Atlanta Braves. Niekro’s card had an image from his rookie year with the Braves who were in their penultimate year in Milwaukee. Full Name: Philip Henry Niekro Nicknames: Knucksie. Shown here are two autographed baseball cards, one from 1966 near the start of this career and the other from 1985 only two seasons away from the end.

As a result of Niekro’s easy-going attitude and his paralyzing pitch-the knuckleball-he recorded 318 victories against 274 setbacks. Topps 2020 Allen & Ginter Blaster Box. Sellers declare the item's customs value and must comply with customs declaration laws. The seller will not accept returns for this item. He & Joe Niekro won combined to win 539 games – a record for brothers. Trusted seller, fast shipping, and easy returns. 1979 Topps Phil Niekro #595 Braves. He attributes his outstanding success to his personal philosophy. The knuckleballers combined to win 539 games — the most by a brother combination in big league history. View cart for details. No additional import charges at delivery!

You have to accept losses without being defeated.”. Niekro reached three milestones in 1985. 1972 Topps Phil Niekro Baseball Card #620 Atlanta Braves HOF. Niekro was a five-time All-Star (four times in the National League and once in the American League), and a five-time Gold Glove winner. And Niekro indeed threw a lively ball. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for 1971 Topps #30 Phil Niekro HOF at the best online prices at eBay! Only nine of the 17,000-plus men who have played major league baseball played for more seasons than Phil Niekro, who pitched for the Braves, Yankees, Indians, and Blue Jays for 24 seasons. Twice – in ’74 with Atlanta and ’85 with the Yankees – they were teammates. Niekro's 318 career victories are the most by a knuckleball pitcher and rank 16th on MLB's all-time wins list. shipping: + $9.99 shipping . Niekro was always easy going and let nothing rattle him as he became one of baseball history’s premier hurlers. He used this pitch very effectively to record the first no-hitter in Atlanta Braves’ history-a 9-0 win over the San Diego Padres-on August 5, 1973 in front of the home crowd at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium. In June 1987, Phil, pitching for the Cleveland Indians, tossed a 9-6 victory over the Detroit Tigers. is in original shrink wrap (if applicable). Combined with his brother, Joe, the Niekro brothers won 539 games, more than any brother combo in major league history. Joe earned the last win by a Niekro on April 12, 1988, pushing the mark to 539. $22.49. Jamie Moyer would later eclipse the mark by spinning a scoreless game at age 47 years, 170 days. Phil’s agent wanted him to challenge it, but Niekro stuck by his word. He threw a no-hitter in 1973, and in his career, also had one 1-hitter and nine 2-hitters.
He also has aided the March of Dimes, Big Brothers Association, and the Empty Stocking Fund. Required fields are marked *, "Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball…". Will usually ship within 2 business days of receiving cleared payment.