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Joe Niekro AS-1AW-1WS-1

+ Played in Major Leagues 1967-1988
Positions: P-702
Proper Name: Joseph Franklin Niekro
Born: November 7, 1944 in Martins Ferry, Ohio
Death October 27, 2006
Height/Weight: 6-1 / 190 Bats/Throws: Right-Right
High School: Bridgeport (Bridgeport,OH)
College: West Liberty State College
Drafted: 1966 -- 7th round (84th overall) by Cleveland Indians (Jan-Reg)
MLB Debut:April 16,1967 (22.160)
TBC Player ID:15980
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Organizations:CHN, SDN, DET, ATL, HOU, NYA, MIN
Relationship(s):Brother of Phil Niekro, Father of Lance Niekro

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Pitching Statistics
Show AllMLB OnlyMinors Only
Month Day of Wk vs LH/RH Home/Away Day/Night vs Team Outs Inning Lineup Position
Situation Leadoff Last Batter Runner in Motion 1st Pitch Action Count Pitcher Type 1st Pitch Result vs Batter Stadium

YearTeamLgLevelUnif#OrgAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BBBABIP
1966Treasure ValleyPioRk-chn21000.001 4.04001701.259.000.002.2515.757.00
1966 QuincyMidwA-chn21121.084 25.0177361400.926.120.002.165.042.33
1966 Dallas-Fort WorthTexAA-chn21542.5112 79.0712822155001.098.090.001.715.703.33
1967Chicago CubsNLMLB48chn221073.347290169.217168631532771021.199.050.791.694.082.41.272
1968Chicago CubsNLMLB48chn2314104.322142177.020493851859653031.4910.370.923.003.311.10.304
1969Chicago CubsNLMLB48chn24013.79000019.124983670001.5811.371.422.843.321.17.292
1969 San Diego PadresNLMLB37sdn248173.708360202.021391831545554001.289.490.672.002.451.22.278
1970Detroit TigersALMLB19det2512134.066220213.02211079628721011031.389.341.183.044.271.40.275
1971Detroit TigersALMLB19det26674.500051122.113662611349432021.5210.030.963.613.170.88.290
1972ToledoILAAA-det27200.642 14.061131100.643.860.001.937.073.67
1972 Detroit TigersALMLB19det27323.83104147.062202038242011.4911.870.571.534.603.00.366
1973Atlanta BravesNLMLB36atl28244.120011324.0231111211123001.428.620.754.134.501.09.313
1974RichmondILAAA-atl29812.0830 52.0441412185001.197.620.003.128.652.78
1974 Atlanta BravesNLMLB32atl29323.56009043.0361917518313021.267.531.053.776.491.72.267
1975IowaAmerAAA-hou30105.007 9.07657901.567.000.007.009.001.29
1975 Houston AstrosNLMLB36hou30643.071121488.0793230339542021.348.080.313.995.521.38.279
1976Houston AstrosNLMLB36hou31483.360050118.01076044856778011.388.160.614.275.871.37.271
1977Houston AstrosNLMLB36hou321383.0392125180.2155666114641015111.217.710.703.185.021.58.263
1978Houston AstrosNLMLB36hou3314143.8610120202.219097871373979091.308.420.583.244.301.33.270
1979Houston AstrosNLMLB36hou3421113.0011500263.2221102881710711919071.247.530.583.654.061.11.245
1980Houston AstrosNLMLB36hou3520123.5511210256.0268119101127912712041.369.420.422.784.461.61.300
1981Houston AstrosNLMLB36hou36992.825200166.01506052847777001.198.130.432.554.171.64.267
1982Houston AstrosNLMLB36hou3717122.4716500270.02247974126413019051.077.470.402.134.332.03.253
1983Houston AstrosNLMLB36hou3815143.489100263.22381151021510115214131.288.110.513.445.181.50.272
1984Houston AstrosNLMLB36hou3916123.056100248.122310484168912712141.268.090.583.234.611.43.265
1985Houston AstrosNLMLB36hou409123.724100213.019710088219911721151.398.320.894.184.941.18.266
1985 New York YankeesALMLB31nya40216.00000012.114883840001.8310.502.256.003.000.50.250
1986New York YankeesALMLB39,47nya419104.860000125.2139846815635910111.609.931.074.504.210.94.288
1987New York YankeesALMLB39nya42343.53100050.2402520419300001.167.060.713.355.291.58.225
1987 Minnesota TwinsALMLB36min42496.28000096.1115766711455413061.6710.781.034.225.061.20.322
1988Minnesota TwinsALMLB36min43119.75002011.21613132972302.0812.001.506.755.250.78.341
MLB Totals2212043.597025001072993163584346616201431276126217471728611.328.700.693.174.391.38.283
MLB: Average per 162 Games13123.5940286251203196928116719910031.328.700.693.174.391.38.283
Minor League Totals (6 seasons)1772.11560183149564350141001.097.330.002.466.932.82.268
AAA (3 seasons)1112.16390755721182870001.136.840.003.368.402.50.269
AA (1 seasons)542.51120797128221550001.098.090.001.715.703.33.275
A (1 seasons)121.0840251773614000.926.120.002.165.042.33.218
Rk (1 seasons)000.0010440017001.259.000.002.2515.757.00.444
Houston Astros (11 seasons)1441163.2239730182214192270205293481113981811781284411.268.140.553.244.671.44.268
Detroit Tigers (3 seasons)21224.17875672112382419189177441291685061.439.871.043.043.961.30.292
Chicago Cubs (3 seasons)24183.8474549313236639917015636971494051.369.810.892.393.661.54.309
Atlanta Braves (2 seasons)563.764720020367593028729436021.317.930.943.905.781.48.284
San Diego Padres (1 seasons)8173.703731836020221391831545554001.289.490.672.002.451.22.278
New York Yankees (3 seasons)14154.57363610001891931179622909310111.509.191.054.294.431.03.438
Minnesota Twins (2 seasons)5106.6724200020108131898013546115361.7110.921.084.505.081.13.324
YearTeamLgLevelUnif#OrgAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BBBABIP
Batting Statistics
Show AllMLB OnlyMinors Only
Month Day of Wk vs LH/RH Home/Away Day/Night vs Team Outs Inning Lineup Position
Situation Leadoff Last Batter Runner in Motion 1st Pitch Action Count Pitcher Type 1st Pitch Result vs Pitcher Stadium

YearTeamLgLevel#OrgPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
1967Chicago CubsNLMLB48chnp2246
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59
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2
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0011101
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13
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009
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2
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1
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.196.291.239530.043.087.25713.00--1164
1968Chicago CubsNLMLB48chnp2360
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26
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0000004
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23
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009
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01
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.100.229.100329.000.067.1625.75--679
1969Chicago CubsNLMLB48chnp245
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01
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1
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0020001
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001
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00.200.636.4001036.200.200.250----212
San Diego PadresNLMLB37sdnp2451
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16
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1
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002006
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17
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005
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1
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3
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.118.281.137418.020.137.1712.83--769
1970Detroit TigersALMLB19detp2566
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813
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3
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1
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07007
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17
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0015
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00.197.329.273602.076.182.2652.43--1894
1971Detroit TigersALMLB19detp2630
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54
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1
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002002
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9
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006
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00.133.316.167483.033.100.1904.50--544
1972Detroit TigersALMLB19detp2712
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23
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1
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001001
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4
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001
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00.250.526.333859.083.167.3754.00--420
1973Atlanta BravesNLMLB36atlp283
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01
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00000.333.778.3331111.000.000.500----19
1974Atlanta BravesNLMLB32atlp295
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0000000001
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001
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00.000.545.000545.000.000.000----012
1975Houston AstrosNLMLB36houp3014
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13
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0000002
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2
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002
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00.214.500.214714.000.143.2501.00--324
1976Houston AstrosNLMLB36houp3127
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15
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2
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01
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1001
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8
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004
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00.185.353.370723.185.222.2228.0027.01038
1977Houston AstrosNLMLB36houp3250
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27
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13
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003
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.140.259.140399.000.040.1896.50--761
1978Houston AstrosNLMLB36houp3365
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69
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2
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.138.211.169380.031.031.191----1180
1979Houston AstrosNLMLB36houp3483
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110
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2
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004002
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21
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0013
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0.120.196.145341.024.048.15910.50--12105
1980Houston AstrosNLMLB36houp3580
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722
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5
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0010004
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15
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0018
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.275.356.338693.063.113.3383.75--27108
1981Houston AstrosNLMLB36houp3651
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19
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1
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006002
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10
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00.176.288.196484.020.059.2205.00--1070
1982Houston AstrosNLMLB36houp3789
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28
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2
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005001
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30
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007
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.090.155.112267.022.034.13330.00--10104
1983Houston AstrosNLMLB36houp3885
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18
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2
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.094.154.118272.024.024.127----10103
1984Houston AstrosNLMLB36houp3983
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411
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21
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00.133.209.133342.000.024.17710.50--11102
1985Houston AstrosNLMLB36houp4068
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617
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.250.316.265581.015.029.32116.00--1886
MLB Totals (20 Seasons)64697355152261172103826210147617.156.188.188376.032.072.2116.89973.01831165
MLB: Average per 162 Games162244143870018001066003724.156.188.188376.032.072.2116.89973.046292
Minor League Totals (0 seasons)000000--1.000--------------00
Houston Astros (11 seasons)39869532109170147001717610100312.157.177.186363.029.053.20710.35695.0129816
Chicago Cubs (3 seasons)741117163001310537001922.144.178.171349.027.081.2117.40--19137
Detroit Tigers (3 seasons)89108152051010001030002200.185.254.250504.065.157.2563.00--27140
San Diego Padres (1 seasons)38511610020061700513.118.207.137344.020.137.1712.83--763
Atlanta Braves (2 seasons)478010000000200100.125.125.125250.000.000.167----19
YearTeamLgLevel#OrgPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
Other Pitching Statistics
YearTeam NameLeagueWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9
1980HoustonChampionship Series000.0010 010601240.705.400.000.901.80
1981HoustonDivisional Series000.0010 08703401.257.870.003.374.50
1987MinnesotaWorld Series000.0010 02101161.004.500.004.504.50
Fielding Statistics
Year Team League Level Position G INN PO A E DP FPCT RF/9 RF/G
1967Chicago CubsNLMLBP361691026011.0001.929.00
 
1968Chicago CubsNLMLBP34177933021.0002.1411.12
 
1969Chicago CubsNLMLBP41925011.0003.3215.75
1969San Diego PadresNLMLBP37202192951.9062.1411.68
 
1970Detroit TigersALMLBP38213173511.9812.2012.32
 
1971Detroit TigersALMLBP3112292511.9712.519.87
 
1972Detroit TigersALMLBP184754011.0001.724.50
 
1973Atlanta BravesNLMLBP202425021.0002.633.15
 
1974Atlanta BravesNLMLBP274348011.0002.514.00
 
1975Houston AstrosNLMLBP4088713001.0002.054.50
 
1976Houston AstrosNLMLBP3611891331.8801.685.50
 
1977Houston AstrosNLMLBP441801131071.0002.108.59
 
1978Houston AstrosNLMLBP352021821031.0001.7410.03
 
1979Houston AstrosNLMLBP382631439041.0001.8112.55
 
1980Houston AstrosNLMLBP37256173722.9641.9013.14
 
1981Houston AstrosNLMLBP241661123011.0001.8412.75
 
1982Houston AstrosNLMLBP35270224232.9552.1316.46
 
1983Houston AstrosNLMLBP3826393640.9181.5410.66
 
1984Houston AstrosNLMLBP38248193925.9672.1013.74
 
1985Houston AstrosNLMLBP32213143411.9802.0313.50
1985New York YankeesALMLBP31232001.0003.7515.00
 
1986New York YankeesALMLBP2512591312.9571.587.92
 
1987Minnesota TwinsALMLBP199661111.9441.598.05
1987New York YankeesALMLBP8505510.9091.8011.25
 
1988Minnesota TwinsALMLBP51123011.0004.099.00
Fielding Totals by Position/League:MLBP70235772535322541.9691.9810.06

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