Joe Niekro

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Birthday
7, 1944
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Oct 27, 2006 (61)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
7, 1944
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Oct 27, 2006 (61)

About

Knuckleball pitcher who won 221 games over his 22-year career.

Before Fame

He starred at West Liberty University as a fastball pitcher before becoming well known for his famous knuckleball.

Trivia

He was once named Pitcher of the Year by The Sporting News but never won the Cy Young Award.

Family Life

His brother Phil won 318 games in the majors.

Associated With

He pitched in his only World Series game in 1987 alongside teammate and Hall of Fame center fielder Kirby Puckett.