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Joe Niekro AS-1AW-1WS-1

+ Played in Major Leagues 1967-1988
Biography Data
Positions: P-702
Proper Name: Joseph Franklin Niekro
Born: November 7, 1944
Place 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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Career Activity
Organizations:CHN, SDN, DET, ATL, HOU, NYA, MIN
Relationship(s):Brother of Phil Niekro, Father of Lance Niekro

Scouting Scores
control k-rating efficiency vsPower
50 32 49 53
*as of 2014 season.
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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#OrgAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
1966Treasure ValleyPioRk-chn21 000.001 4.04001701.259.000.002.2515.757.00
1966 QuincyMidwA-chn21 121.084 25.0177361400.926.120.002.165.042.33
1966 Dallas-Fort WorthTexAA-chn21 542.5112 79.0712822155001.098.090.001.715.703.33
1967Chicago CubsNLMLB48chn22 1073.347290169.217168631532771021.209.070.801.704.082.41
1968Chicago CubsNLMLB48chn23 14104.322142177.020493851859653031.4910.370.923.003.311.10
1969Chicago CubsNLMLB48chn24 013.72000019.124983670001.5511.171.402.793.261.17
1969 San Diego PadresNLMLB37sdn24 8173.708360202.021391831545554001.289.490.672.002.451.22
1970Detroit TigersALMLB19det25 12134.066220213.02211079628721011031.389.341.183.044.271.40
1971Detroit TigersALMLB19det26 674.490051122.113662611349432021.5110.010.963.603.160.88
1972ToledoILAAA-det27 200.642 14.061131100.643.860.001.937.073.67
1972 Detroit TigersALMLB19det27 323.83104147.062202038242011.4911.870.571.534.603.00
1973Atlanta BravesNLMLB36atl28 244.130011324.0231111211123001.428.630.754.134.501.09
1974RichmondILAAA-atl29 812.0830 52.0441412185001.197.620.003.128.652.78
1974 Atlanta BravesNLMLB32atl29 323.56009043.0361917518313021.267.531.053.776.491.72
1975IowaAmerAAA-hou30 105.007 9.07657901.567.000.007.009.001.29
1975 Houston AstrosNLMLB36hou30 643.071121488.0793230339542021.348.080.313.995.521.38
1976Houston AstrosNLMLB36hou31 483.360050118.01076044856778011.388.160.614.275.871.38
1977Houston AstrosNLMLB36hou32 1383.0492125180.2155666114641015111.217.720.703.195.031.58
1978Houston AstrosNLMLB36hou33 14143.8610120202.219097871373979091.308.440.583.244.311.33
1979Houston AstrosNLMLB36hou34 21113.0011500263.2221102881710711919071.247.540.583.654.061.11
1980Houston AstrosNLMLB36hou35 20123.5511210256.0268119101127912712041.369.420.422.784.461.61
1981Houston AstrosNLMLB36hou36 992.825200166.01506052847777001.198.130.432.554.171.64
1982Houston AstrosNLMLB36hou37 17122.4716500270.02247974126413019051.077.470.402.134.332.03
1983Houston AstrosNLMLB36hou38 15143.489100263.22381151021510115214131.298.120.513.455.191.50
1984Houston AstrosNLMLB36hou39 16123.046100248.122310484168912712141.268.080.583.234.601.43
1985Houston AstrosNLMLB36hou40 9123.724100213.019710088219911721151.398.320.894.184.941.18
1985 New York YankeesALMLB31nya40 215.84000012.114883840001.7810.222.195.842.920.50
1986New York YankeesALMLB39,47nya41 9104.870000125.2139846815635910111.619.951.074.514.230.94
1987New York YankeesALMLB39nya42 343.55100050.2402520419300001.167.110.713.375.331.58
1987 Minnesota TwinsALMLB36min42 496.26000096.1115766711455413061.6610.741.034.205.041.20
1988Minnesota TwinsALMLB36min43 1110.03002011.21613132972302.1412.341.546.945.400.78
MLB Totals (22 seasons)2212043.597025001072993163584346616201431276126217471728611.328.700.693.174.391.38
MLB: Average per 162 Games13123.5940286251203196928116719910031.328.700.693.174.391.38
Minor League Totals (4 seasons)1772.11560183149564350141001.097.330.002.466.932.82
AAA (3 seasons)1112.16390755721182870001.136.840.003.368.402.50
AA (1 seasons)542.51120797128221550001.098.090.001.715.703.33
A (1 seasons)121.0840251773614000.926.120.002.165.042.33
Rk (1 seasons)000.0010440017001.259.000.002.2515.757.00
Houston Astros (11 seasons)1441163.2239730182214192270205293481113981811781284411.268.140.553.244.671.44
Detroit Tigers (3 seasons)21224.17875672112382419189177441291685061.439.871.043.043.961.30
Chicago Cubs (3 seasons)24183.8474549313236639917015636971494051.369.810.892.393.661.54
Atlanta Braves (2 seasons)563.764720020367593028729436021.317.930.943.905.781.48
San Diego Padres (1 seasons)8173.703731836020221391831545554001.289.490.672.002.451.22
New York Yankees (3 seasons)14154.57363610001891931179622909310111.509.191.054.294.431.03
Minnesota Twins (2 seasons)5106.6724200020108131898013546115361.7110.921.084.505.081.13
YearTeamLgLevelUnif#OrgAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
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#OrgPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
1967Chicago CubsNLMLB48chnp22 46
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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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.196.204.239443.043.087.25713.00--1158
1968Chicago CubsNLMLB48chnp23 60
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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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.100.156.100256.000.067.1625.75--673
1969Chicago CubsNLMLB48chnp24 5
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01
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1
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0020001
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001
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00.200.200.400600.200.200.250----26
1969San Diego PadresNLMLB37sdnp24 51
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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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.118.207.137344.020.137.1712.83--763
1970Detroit TigersALMLB19detp25 66
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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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00.197.274.273547.076.182.2652.43--1888
1971Detroit TigersALMLB19detp26 30
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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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00.133.188.167354.033.100.1904.50--538
1972Detroit TigersALMLB19detp27 12
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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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00.250.308.333641.083.167.3754.00--414
1973Atlanta BravesNLMLB36atlp28 3
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01
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00000.333.333.333666.000.000.500----13
1974Atlanta BravesNLMLB32atlp29 5
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001
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00.000.000.0000.000.000.000----06
1975Houston AstrosNLMLB36houp30 14
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13
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0000002
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2
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002
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00.214.313.214526.000.143.2501.00--318
1976Houston AstrosNLMLB36houp31 27
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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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00.185.214.370584.185.222.2228.0027.01032
1977Houston AstrosNLMLB36houp32 50
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27
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13
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003
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02
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.140.173.140313.000.040.1896.50--755
1978Houston AstrosNLMLB36houp33 65
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69
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2
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.138.138.169307.031.031.191----1174
1979Houston AstrosNLMLB36houp34 83
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110
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0.120.140.145285.024.048.15910.50--1299
1980Houston AstrosNLMLB36houp35 80
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722
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5
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0010004
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15
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.275.310.338647.063.113.3383.75--27102
1981Houston AstrosNLMLB36houp36 51
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19
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1
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00.176.208.196404.020.059.2205.00--1064
1982Houston AstrosNLMLB36houp37 89
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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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.090.099.112211.022.034.13330.00--1098
1983Houston AstrosNLMLB36houp38 85
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.094.105.118223.024.024.127----1098
1984Houston AstrosNLMLB36houp39 83
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411
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00.133.153.133286.000.024.17710.50--1196
1985Houston AstrosNLMLB36houp40 68
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.250.257.265522.015.029.32116.00--1880
MLB Totals (19 Seasons)64697355152261172103826210147617.156.188.188376.032.072.2116.89973.01831165
MLB: Average per 162 Games162244143870018001066003724.156.188.188376.032.072.2116.89973.046292
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#OrgPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/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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