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Braves News: MLB Lockout update, Phil Niekro tops list and more

It was reported earlier this week that there are currently no negotiating sessions scheduled between Major League Baseball and the Players Association. ESPN’s Jeff Passan followed up Wednesday with a report of his own saying that the league is working on proposals to bring to the table and that sources indicate that the earliest negotiations will ramp up is late January.
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On not forgetting Phil Niekro

Walking off the field for the final time as a professional, he was engulfed in the adulation of well-wishers who had come to celebrate the unique and legendary career of a man whose path to success was as unpredictable as the pitch that made him famous: it was 34 years ago that the great Phil Niekro returned to the mound for one last start with the Atlanta Braves, the team for whom he had pitched for the greater part of three decades. A team whose apexes of success came not during his tenure, but in the years preceding and following his career.
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Atlanta Braves partners with Gainesville’s Edmondson Telford Child Advocacy Center for Phil Niekro Night against the New York Yankees on August 24th

In honor of Niekro, a long-time resident of Flowery Branch who died on December 26, 2020, the organization will host a 50/50 raffle and an in-game charity auction. Proceeds and all donations made that day at www.Braves.com/give will go to the Edmondson Telford Child Advocacy Center in Gainesville. Niekro was...
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Atlanta Braves celebrate Phil Niekro Night on August 24

ATLANTA, GA — Atlanta Braves will celebrate Phil Niekro Night on Tuesday, August 24 at Truist Park during their battle against the New York Yankees. The event will celebrate the life and legacy of Phil Niekro for his 25 years of effort in ending child abuse during his partnership with the Edmondson Telford Child Advocacy Center.
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Atlanta Braves to host Phil Niekro Night during Yankees series

The Atlanta Braves will observe Phil Niekro Night as the team battles the New York Yankees at Truist Park on Tuesday, Aug. 24, the team announced Monday. The evening will celebrate the life and legacy of Hall of Famer Phil Niekro and highlight his passion to end child abuse through his 25 year-partnership with the Edmondson Telford Child Advocacy Center.
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Atlanta Braves to Observe Phil Niekro Night August 24

The Atlanta Braves will observe Phil Niekro Night as the team battles the New York Yankees at Truist Park on Tuesday, August 24. The evening will celebrate the life and legacy of Hall of Famer Phil Niekro and highlight his passion to end child abuse through his 25 year-partnership with the Edmondson Telford Child Advocacy Center.
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Family, Friends Honor Late MLB Hall of Famer, Ohio Valley Legend Phil Niekro

BROOKSIDE — Family, friends and former teammates of the late Phil “Knucksie” Niekro gathered Saturday to honor the Major League Baseball Hall of Famer one last time, appropriately enough on the sun-blessed Niekro Diamond. Niekro passed away at the age of 81 on Dec. 26, 2020 of a rare type of cancer.
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Phil Niekro remembered by family, friends, teammates

BROOKSIDE — Family, friends and former teammates of the late Phil “Knucksie” Niekro gathered Saturday to honor the Major League Baseball Hall of Famer one last time, appropriately enough on the sun-blessed Niekro Diamond. Niekro died at the age of 81 on Dec. 26, 2020, of a rare type of cancer.
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HOMESTAND HIGHLIGHTS: Gwinnett Stripers to honor Hank Aaron, Phil Niekro this week

The Gwinnett Stripers return home to Coolray Field for a six-game series against the Nashville Sounds from June 15-21. The homestand includes tributes to Atlanta Braves legends and Baseball Hall of Famers Hank Aaron (June 18) and Phil Niekro (June 20), a Mike Soroka Bobblehead Giveaway (June 19), and special pregame and postgame festivities for Father’s Day (June 20).
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SMITH COLUMN: Remembering the great Phil Niekro

The University of Georgia Chapter of the National Football Foundation recently paid tribute to one of its most loyal friends, Phil Niekro who played in the Big Leagues for 24 years, becoming one of the biggest names in the sport’s history. With his remarkable legacy, Knucksie, as he was commonly...
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SMITH: Missing the good times with the late Phil Niekro

The University of Georgia Chapter of the National Football Foundation recently paid tribute to one of its most loyal friends, Phil Niekro, who played in the Big Leagues for 24 years, becoming one of the biggest names in the sport’s history. With his remarkable legacy, Knucksie, as he was commonly...
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