Phil Niekro

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Birthday
1, 1939
Birthplace
Blaine, OH
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
1, 1939 (age 78)
Birthplace
Blaine, OH

About

5-time All-Star pitcher who won 318 games and struck out 3,342 batters throughout his 24-year MLB career, spent mostly with the Atlanta Braves.

Before Fame

He grew up in Bridgeport, Ohio, where he became friends with future NBA star John Havlicek.

Trivia

He threw a no-hitter against the San Diego Padres on August 5, 1973.

Family Life

His younger brother Joe Niekro also pitched in the majors and made the All-Star game in 1979.

Associated With

He won the Roberto Clemente Award in 1980, which is given to players that excel in sportsmanship and community involvement.