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Joe Niekro
Joseph Franklin Niekro

Bats Right, Throws Right
Height 6' 1", Weight 190 lb.
School West Liberty State

MLB Debut April 16, 1967
Final Game April 29, 1988
Born November 7, 1944 in Martins Ferry, OH
Died October 27, 2006

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 Year Ag Tm  Lg  W   L   Pct   G   GS  CG  GF  SV SHO   IP     H   BFP    R   ER   HR  BB  IBB HBP  SO   WP BK  ERA
+--------------+---+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+---+------+----+-----+----+----+---+----+---+---+----+---+--+-----+
 1967 22 CHN NL   6   7  .462  36  18   0   9   0   0  142.0  154   606   81   66  19   31   1   3   63   0  0  4.18  
 1968 23 CHN NL   6  16  .273  34  22   3   6   0   0  169.0  206   758  104   90  16   52   4   3   56   4  4  4.79  
 1969 24 SDN NL   6  19  .240  34  34   1   0   0   0  225.1  257   946  116  104  25   43   1   4   51   6  2  4.15  
 1970 25 ATN NL  14  11  .560  30  30   8   0   0   1  220.2  233   939  109   92  29   63   2   4  101   2  0  3.75  
 1971 26 ATN NL   2   0 1.000   5   2   1   1   0   1   20.1   15    80    6    5   1    4   0   1    7   1  0  2.21  
         KCA AL   2  11  .154  29  13   3   7   1   0  108.1   99   463   49   45   9   49   0   4   37   3  0  3.74  
         TOT      4  11  .267  34  15   4   8   1   1  128.2  114   543   55   50  10   53   0   5   44   4  0  3.50 
 1972 27 MLA AL   1   3  .250  25   0   0  18   2   0   42.1   55   191   28   24   5   14   0   1   21   1  0  5.10  
 1973 28 CIN NL   1   0 1.000   4   0   0   1   0   0    4.2   10    26    7    6   1    2   0   0    2   2  0 11.57  
 1974 29 CIN NL   1   3  .250  29   0   0  22  10   0   34.2   29   144   17   14   5   10   0   0   23   2  0  3.63  
 1975 30 ATN NL   2   6  .250  49   4   1  17   4   1   90.1   90   382   36   31   4   40   2   0   43   1  0  3.09  
 1976 31 ATN NL   8   9  .471  38  13   2  11   0   2  118.1  121   507   63   61   9   47   4   3   65   9  0  4.64  
 1977 32 ATN NL   4  10  .286  36  14   6  13   4   2  139.2  119   580   59   52  13   47   0   3   80   2  0  3.35  
 1978 33 ATN NL  10  10  .500  30  30   4   0   0   1  202.1  225   893  105   99  18   75   5   1  116  15  0  4.40  
 1979 34 ATN NL  16  18  .471  41  41  12   0   0   2  283.2  247  1219  141  124  20  127   7   7  141  16  0  3.93  CY-19
 1980 35 ATN NL  15  11  .577  36  36   5   0   0   2  271.1  284  1168  122  110  20   96   8   2  132  16  0  3.65  
 1981 36 ATN NL  10  17  .370  33  33   3   0   0   1  224.2  197   923   98   86  12   72   4   5  106   5  0  3.45  
 1982 37 ATN NL  13   9  .591  32  32   4   0   0   0  231.1  188   929   84   78  16   54   1   6  112   9  0  3.03  CY-16
 1983 38 ATN NL  16   8  .667  33  33   4   0   0   3  230.2  191   963   88   76  14   92   3   3  122  12  2  2.97  CY-5
 1984 39 ATN NL  15  12  .556  35  34   7   1   0   4  234.2  199   975  113  100  13   92   3   3  130  10  2  3.84  CY-14
 1985 40 ATN NL   6  17  .261  31  31   2   0   0   0  196.0  211   873  138  129  32   94   0   3  116  18  0  5.92  
 1986 41 CHN NL   7  12  .368  29  29   1   0   0   0  155.1  181   724  118  100  18   92   9   2   70  23  0  5.79  
 1987 42 MLA AL   2   4  .333  13   4   1   7   0   0   39.1   57   191   36   32   5   17   0   1   24   3  0  7.32  
+--------------+---+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+---+------+----+-----+----+----+---+----+---+---+----+---+--+-----+
 21 Seasons     163 213  .434 662 453  68 113  21  20 3385.0 3368 14480 1718 1524 304 1213  54  59 1618 160 10  4.05
+--------------+---+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+---+------+----+-----+----+----+---+----+---+---+----+---+--+-----+
 Categories in which this player led his league are indicated in red.

Miscellaneous Stats
 Year Ag Tm  Lg  %L  RC  RC/27 SOp RnSup  AB   H   HR  AVG   E   XTC  XTO  XPct  OSB  OCS SBPct  OPS Star 
+--------------+---+----+-----+---+-----+----+---+---+-----+---+----+----+-----+----+----+-----+----+----+
 1967 22 CHN NL  47   79   5.0   0  4.11   33   5   0  .152   0    5    5 1.000   12    2  .857   24   
 1968 23 CHN NL  44  102   5.4   2  3.14   54   3   0  .056   0   11   11 1.000    9    3  .750   22   
 1969 24 SDN NL  41  118   4.8   0  2.94   60   3   0  .050   2    4    2  .500   14   11  .560    8   
 1970 25 ATN NL  44  114   4.7   0  4.90   74  19   0  .257   1    8    5  .625   11    5  .688  -38   
 1971 26 ATN NL  53    5   2.2   0  6.50    7   1   0  .143   0    1    1 1.000    1    0 1.000 -261   
         KCA AL  45   52   4.4   4  3.00   25   2   0  .080   1    4    2  .500    3    2  .600 -101   
         TOT          57   4.0   4         32   3   0  .094   1    5    3  .600    4    2  .667
 1972 27 MLA AL  55   29   6.4   2          7   0   0  .000   0    0    0  .000    5    1  .833   19   
 1973 28 CIN NL  38    5  10.3   0          1   1   0 1.000   0    2    1  .500    0    0  .000  362   
 1974 29 CIN NL  32   13   3.4  12          3   0   0  .000   0    1    1 1.000    2    0 1.000  -32   
 1975 30 ATN NL  47   38   3.9   4  1.75   15   1   0  .067   0    3    3 1.000    2    3  .400   14   
 1976 31 ATN NL  48   58   4.5   0  4.31   29   2   1  .069   0    2    1  .500   15    7  .682    0   
 1977 32 ATN NL  41   57   3.7   5  4.14   34   3   0  .088   0    6    6 1.000    9    2  .818  -13   
 1978 33 ATN NL  47  115   5.1   0  5.13   73  14   0  .192   0    7    5  .714   22   13  .629   49   
 1979 34 ATN NL  35  122   3.8   0  4.71   84   5   0  .060   0   11    9  .818   45   10  .818   -2   
 1980 35 ATN NL  42  134   4.4   0  4.83   93  18   1  .194   2   13    9  .692   12    6  .667   -4   
 1981 36 ATN NL  56   84   3.3   0  3.21   64  13   0  .203   0    7    7 1.000   37   15  .712  -20   
 1982 37 ATN NL  50   74   2.9   0  4.22   70   7   0  .100   2   12    7  .583   12    1  .923  -14   
 1983 38 ATN NL  53   88   3.4   0  5.30   67   4   0  .060   2    8    5  .625   13    9  .591  -51   
 1984 39 ATN NL  52   93   3.6   0  4.56   82   9   0  .110   3   10    6  .600   38    9  .809  -36   
 1985 40 ATN NL  60  125   5.7   0  4.13   58  11   0  .190   3    9    5  .556   55   12  .821   62   
 1986 41 CHN NL  57  117   6.8   0  4.38   50   5   0  .100   3    9    5  .556   48    8  .857  -18   
 1987 42 MLA AL  51   37   8.7   1  4.25    0   0   0  .000   0    1    0  .000    8    0 1.000  118   
+--------------+---+----+-----+---+-----+----+---+---+-----+---+----+----+-----+----+----+-----+----+----+
 21 Seasons         1671   4.4  30        983 126   2  .128  19  134   96  .716  373  119  .758   -6   0
+--------------+---+----+-----+---+-----+----+---+---+-----+---+----+----+-----+----+----+-----+----+----+

HOF Standards: Pitching - 17.8 (Average HOFer ~ 50)


Postseason Stats   Postseason Register

 Year Round Tm  Opp  W/L   G  ERA    W-L  SV GS   IP   H   ER  BB  SO 
+------------------+-----+--+------+-----+--+--+-----+---+---+---+---+
 1974 WS    CIN BOA   W    2  0.00   1-0   0  0   4.0   0   0   1   1
 1983 NLCS  ATN MON   W    2  0.64   1-0   0  2  14.0  10   1   3   9
      WS    ATN MLA   W    2  1.80   1-1   0  2  15.0  11   3  10   8
+------------------+-----+--+------+-----+--+--+-----+---+---+---+---+


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Managers

 Year  Tm    Record  Manager(s)
+----+-----+--------+------------------------------------------------------------+
 1967  CHN   74-88   Alan Boodman
 1968  CHN   65-97   Alan Bosslet
 1969  SDN   55-107  Mike Tomeo
 1970  ATN   81-81   Brandon Colvin
 1971  ATN   89-73   Brandon Colvin
 1971  KCA   69-93   Mike Rodriguez
 1972  MLA   64-98   Frank Pennylegion
 1973  CIN  108-55   Alan Boodman
 1974  CIN  100-62   Alan Boodman
 1975  ATN   62-100  Tom Austad
 1976  ATN   73-89   Tom Austad
 1977  ATN   61-101  Tom Austad, Roger Slane
 1978  ATN   78-84   Roger Slane
 1979  ATN   78-84   Roger Slane
 1980  ATN   81-81   Roger Slane
 1981  ATN   84-78   Rick Field
 1982  ATN   87-75   Rick Field
 1983  ATN  103-59   Rick Field
 1984  ATN   77-85   Rick Field
 1985  ATN   61-101  Rick Field
 1986  CHN   62-100  Stan Berger
 1987  MLA   88-74   Mark Simons

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