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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...
Clayton County, GAClayton News Daily

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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Braves honor Hank Aaron, Phil Niekro, Don Sutton in home opener

The Atlanta Braves were pure class, as they honored the lives of Hank Aaron, Phil Niekro and Don Sutton ahead of their 2021 home opener. No MLB franchise lost more legends during the offseason than the Atlanta Braves. In the last few months, Braves Country has seen the passings of...
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GSC baseball team receives Phil Niekro Memorial Scholarship Award

BARNESVILLE — Gordon State College head coach Kent Rollins represented the Highlanders baseball program during a virtual banquet hosted by the Atlanta 400 Baseball Fan Club and accepted a $1,500 Phil Niekro Memorial Scholarship Award. The Atlanta 400 Baseball Fan Club, formerly known as the Braves 400 Fan Club, annually...
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This Day in Braves History: Phil Niekro is elected to the Hall of Fame

Thank you to Baseball-Reference and NationalPastime.com for helping provide the background information for these articles. 1997 - Phil Niekro is elected to the Hall of Fame by the BBWAA becoming the 227th member of the Hall and just the 87th player to be elected by the writers. Don Sutton falls nine votes shy of induction. Niekro spent 21 of his 24-year career in a Braves uniform. He also played with the Indians, Yankees and Blue Jays. He would retire in 1987 with a 318-274 record and a 3.
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This Day in Yankees History: Phil Niekro signs up, and Yogi Berra returns to the fold

Welcome to This Day in Yankees History. We may be well into hot stove season, but there’s still some time to dig into the history books. These daily posts will highlight two or three key moments in Yankees history on a given date, as well as recognize players born on the day. Hope you enjoy this trip down memory lane with us!
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This Day in Braves History: Phil Niekro signs with Yankees

Thank you to Baseball-Reference and NationalPastime.com for helping provide the background information for these articles. 1984 - Phil Niekro signs a two-year deal with the New York Yankees which allows them to move Dave Righetti into a relief role. Niekro became a free agent after the Braves released him in October despite posting a 3.97 ERA over 34 starts and 201 2/3 innings for Atlanta in 1983. Niekro would turn in a great season for the Yankees in 1984 going 16-8 with a 3.
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Phil Niekro, RIP: Great Pitcher, Better Friend

When Lou Piniella first managed the Yankees in 1986, he was handed an order in spring training that he didn't want to obey. Owner George Steinbrenner convened a meeting of Piniella and his coaches plus others in the Yankee high command to discuss final roster cuts. The name Phil Niekro...