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Current Status
High Level
Proper Name
Joseph Franklin Niekro
Stat Years
1967-1988  [mlb] 1967-1988
Height/Weight
6-1 / 190
Bats/Throws
Right / Right
Positions
P (702)
Draft Position
P
Born Date/Place
Death
2006-10-27 [61.354]    Cause: TBC PREMIUM
High School
Bridgeport (Bridgeport,OH)
Colleges
West Liberty University (West Liberty, West Virginia)
Draft
Selected by the Chicago Cubs in Round #3 (#43 overall) of the 1966 Amateur Entry Draft (June-Sec Phase) 2 Draft Instances
Bonus
Signing Scouts
MLB Debut
1967-04-16 - Boxscore  (Age: 22.160)
Service Time
Organizations
HOU [11] DET [3] CHN [3] NYA [3] ATL [2] MIN [2] SDN [1]
ID Numbers
tbc id: 15980 ... retro id: niekj001 ... mlbam id: 119785
Relations
Brother of Phil Niekro, Father of Lance Niekro
Pitch Repertoire
TBC Apps
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Games

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YearSplitsGGSDNSDNFGS%CGPHPRDRGFfor PHfor PRfor DRb1b2b3b4b5b6b7b8b9p Pp Cp 1Bp 2Bp 3Bp SSp LFp CFp RFp DH
1967Log - Splits3622141561.1718269253423222523222323263736000000000
1968Log - Splits342952785.32201842611229292930302929325134000000000
1969Log - Splits413472682.9817---6629---1634343535353636395141000000000
1970Log - Splits383442889.56201823111835343435343433385538000000000
1971Log - Splits3115161548.4012---55131515151515141516172531000000000
1972Log - Splits18711638.915---2410---2787778781118000000000
1973Log - Splits1901900.0013---511---------00201136520000000000
1974Log - Splits2722527.407---492------32232324927000000000
1975Log - Splits40436310.0123111215---3674565462640000000000
1976Log - Splits3613231336.101117511---614141314131414132736000000000
1977Log - Splits441430531.8941316121411018171515151819204944000000000
1978Log - Splits352961982.91017392213829302932302828314835000000000
1979Log - Splits3838027100.01128---704632338383939393841416438000000000
1980Log - Splits383622594.7114011614132440403940393839417437000000000
1981Log - Splits252411996.0519---802741226262525252528284424000000000
1982Log - Splits3535019100.016281603231535363637353636405935000000000
1983Log - Splits3838029100.0925---904442241393939393939425938000000000
1984Log - Splits3838032100.0622---1104812439393941383839416138000000000
1985Log - Splits3535031100.0422---404121335353537353536395435000000000
1986Log - Splits2525025100.004---10253725252526252525272725000000000
1987Log - Splits282622592.91---------0133526262626262626262627000000000
1988Log - Splits523240.001------21------2222222235000000000
Totals70450020439371.0107393141499350536229520518515526512516525567865702000000000
Glossary:
Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started DNS Did not start. Count of games not started DNF Did not finish. Count of games not finished. GS% Games Started Percentage CG Complete Games PH Pinch hit appearances in games context and Pinch hits in On Base context PR Entered game as Pinch Runner DR Entered game as defensive replacement GF Games Finished for PH Left game for Pinch hitter for PR Left game for Pinch runner for DR Left game for defensive replacement b1 Games at batting slot #1 (Leadoff) b2 Games at batting slot #2 b3 Games at batting slot #3 b4 Games at batting slot #4 (Cleanup) b5 Games at batting slot #5 b6 Games at batting slot #6 b7 Games at batting slot #7 b8 Games at batting slot #8 b9 Games at batting slot #9 p P Games at pitcher position p C Games at catcher p 1B Games at First Base p 2B Games at Second Base p 3B Games at Third Base p SS Games at Shortstop p LF Games at Left Field p CF Games at Center Field p RF Games at Right Field p DH Games as Designated Hitter

On Base

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YearSplitsGPAABBAVGOBPSLGOPSOBLdoffH1B1B-IF1B-OF1B-Bnt2B3BHRSolo2-Run3-RunGSlamIPHRWO-HRWO-HPHXBHTBRBIHR RBIRBI outRBI HRRBIHR%BBBB4BB 1BOBB BLBB LdIBBHBPROECI
1967Log - Splits36705665.257.290.408.6982041721711122614503311159420002559271642382335.9431340772150
1968Log - Splits34769695.294.349.427.77626619320415223181429518134100004522977924112430.38597301683100
1969Log - Splits41928860.276.314.383.697288227237188531842247189342000349329913573538.46512521090130
1970Log - Splits38914830.266.325.411.73629622822116013208230328111610000261341944684648.9472090224390
1971Log - Splits31540480.283.350.431.78118712913695171190244139130000241207522052038.4649011093230
1972Log - Splits18199188.330.360.431.79171496250105208132100000012811941421.05800011100
1973Log - Splits199781.284.358.407.765341923171220402110000256331933315.791101051020
1974Log - Splits27178152.237.322.368.69056413626122405053110011310562284836.361803042200
1975Log - Splits40378329.240.320.313.63312084796110690150310200120181033576720.003908264220
1976Log - Splits36516450.238.322.333.655164119107842978111486101000223150481251225.005601211511110
1977Log - Splits44737652.238.304.353.657220174155110311242292148510002745230652162132.3164291233171
1978Log - Splits35861765.248.318.358.6762722081901386712353361384100002522748219101923.177301511919111
1979Log - Splits381095970.228.308.322.62933527622117163158326717105200014503128126122632.1010702112317140
1980Log - Splits3811351030.266.319.350.6693592772742196021413671272210008553609821152121.438001541345150
1981Log - Splits25710647.243.294.326.62120718015712319138022485300100534211471181123.4050460104050
1982Log - Splits351067980.229.278.303.58129327722418125199225612111000114432976213101320.97640160131580
1983Log - Splits381113987.241.311.336.6473422742381812021813571595100005573329222142223.9110102411453100
1984Log - Splits381027925.241.308.343.65131625622316515073038416133000005583178419131922.62890210164480
1985Log - Splits35983849.249.332.364.69632323621116315358222224184020004483099334133436.561070211216580
1986Log - Splits25571505.275.357.432.78820313613994261131264158610000345218622302337.10630201103181
1987Log - Splits28664581.269.350.418.769232164156103161401344159510000053243772272228.576562101201150
1988Log - Splits55950.320.424.480.904251216121150202011000004241450535.71944020010
Totals7041524613671.255.318.365.684481337313480260582526552751188276170762461311738754995138041816641830.291266282491527172671653
Glossary:
Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) G Games Played (or Pitched) PA Plate Appearances AB At Bats BAVG Batting Average ( H/AB ) OBP On Base Percentage ( H+BB+HBP / (AB+BB+HBP+SF) SLG Slugging Percentage ( TB / AB ) OPS On Base Plus Slugging (OBP + SLG) OB On Base (including Homers) Ldoff Leadoff H Hits 1B-IF Infield Single (or Hit) 1B-OF Outfield Singles 1B-Bnt Bunt Single 2B Doubles 3B Triples HR Home Runs Solo Solo Homers (no baserunners) 2-Run 2-Run Homers 3-Run 3-Run homers Gslam Grand Slams (Bases loaded homer) IPHR Inside the park home run WO-HR Walkoff-homer WO-H Walkoff Hit PH Pinch hit appearances in games context and Pinch hits in On Base context XBH Extra Base Hits (Doubles+Triples+Home Runs) TB Total Bases (Singles + (2*Doubles) + (3*Triples) + (4*Home Runs)) RBI Runs Batted In HR RBI RBIs from home runs RBI Out Runs Batted In on outs RBIHR% Pct of total RBIs from Homers BB Walks BB4 Walkes on 4-pitches, excluding Intentional walks BB 1BO Walked with first base open and runners on 2nd and /or 3rd BB BL Bases Loaded Walk BB LD Leadoff walk IBB Intentional Walks HBP Hit by a Pitch ROE Reached on Error CI Catchers Interference

Outs

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YearSplitsGPAABOutsGOAOGO%FOLOPOFrcFCProdBuntSHSFGDPGDP-OGDP%IF OutOF OutIF Out%loc Ploc Cloc 1Bloc 2Bloc 3Bloc SSloc LFloc CFloc RFSOSO-swSO-caSo-3SO-FTSO Sw%
1967Log - Splits367056654852201881.17155201318123225126518.4629111771.3298279058793043447700000.00
1968Log - Splits347696954912311951.181441833222251066249724.7429313368.83564068431012858476500000.00
1969Log - Splits419288606193072501.23190253522837131251610115.8434221561.44012519253945375876200000.00
1970Log - Splits389148306062212840.782253821283306451410313.5932817765.032135988488850656210100000.00
1971Log - Splits315404803491721341.28101211215122863115221.152218572.2278235541672145194300000.00
1972Log - Splits1819918812851530.96446340722052619.23723269.23415131522111562400000.00
1973Log - Splits1997816121280.75213420732321216.67321765.352567745812200016.67
1974Log - Splits2717815212144460.963664711164262623.08583264.41027111216141083100000.00
1975Log - Splits40378329252931050.89858121041953543810.531277164.1102323022311131295400000.00
1976Log - Splits365164503391231390.88120127172227635519.801768667.2169274830462041257700000.00
1977Log - Splits447376525052091951.0717114102044713136209620.8325914564.133123759526646554410122001.98
1978Log - Splits358617655732332430.96211161618436648138016.2529917762.81615667461674672599700000.00
1979Log - Splits3810959707402853360.852723628276489652710625.4740321864.942779986711067925911952204.20
1980Log - Splits38113510307573133150.99248432429445109102110719.6340921965.14015571106412366945912911400.78
1981Log - Splits257106474962022130.951821516162251376106116.3927114465.32412496447754953428100000.00
1982Log - Splits3510679807643422921.1723322371225317135219522.1144019469.44914761049210570626213000000.00
1983Log - Splits3811139877593162911.0926119112324813129159216.3040320466.43118641056412161885515200000.00
1984Log - Splits3810279257002902831.022765219338118218624.4239218168.4397621107210259744812700000.00
1985Log - Splits359838496472532730.9325611623545129121510514.2933718964.136116184687745865812100000.00
1986Log - Splits255715053551341620.831421911041231094619.5718411262.2127395424483643335900000.00
1987Log - Splits286645814241711681.0213925414325425104621.7423510469.3196575947473347248510101.18
1988Log - Splits55950321691.786211100001616.6719676.030162721377060100.00
Totals704152461367110203424742021.01351838430035762625163124111282149718.845591285866.255119093414289891499822115588117541851301.03
Glossary:
Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) G Games Played (or Pitched) PA Plate Appearances AB At Bats GO Groundouts AO Air out (Fly Outs + Popouts + Lineouts) FO Fly outs LO Lineouts PO Putouts Frc Forceouts. Groundout with runner ahead of him forced out on base. FC Fielders Choice Prod Productive out. At the very least, a runner was advanced on the out SH Sacrifice Hits SF Sacrifice Flies GDP Grounded into Double Play GDP-O Double Play Opportunities for Batter (Runner on 1st + less than 2 outs) GDP% Grounded into double play percentage. Double Plays vs Opportunities IF Out Infield Outs OF out Outfield Outs IF Out% Percentage of outs in the infield loc P Balls fielded by pitcher loc C Balls fielded by catcher loc 1B Balls fielded by first baseman loc 2B Balls fielded by second baseman loc 3B Balls fielded by third baseman loc SS Balls fielded by shortstop loc LF Balls fielded by left field loc CF Balls fielded by center field loc RF Balls fielded by right field SO Strikeouts SO-Sw Strikeouts Swinging SO-Ca Strikeouts Looking (or Called) SO-3 Strikeouts on 3 Pitches SO-FT Strikeout on Foul Tip SO SW% Percentage of strikeouts on swings

Baserunning

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YearSplitsGPAOBmOBPRR%SBSB2SB3SBHCSCS2CS3CSHS1-3S1-2S1-3%S2-HS2-3S2-H%D1-HD1-3D1-H%DIAdv WPAdv OutFrcROOB
1967Log - Splits36705204.2896531.861110102110151451.7210283.3331023.0802111818
1968Log - Splits34769266.3469234.5966007601252649.0217289.475838.4604292527
1969Log - Splits41928288.3109934.3865108710194231.1515768.183537.5004342329
1970Log - Splits38914296.32410736.1543108800213935.0016672.735645.4502312819
1971Log - Splits31540187.3466132.6255003300112035.4811664.713260.0002191614
1972Log - Splits1819971.3571926.76220011009950.004266.671150.0000557
1973Log - Splits199734.3511132.35330022001614.293175.00---0---03421
1974Log - Splits2717856.3151730.36220000001516.671420.001233.3304576
1975Log - Splits40378120.3173226.678800220041719.057653.85030.00081799
1976Log - Splits36516164.3186036.59201730220072025.9310471.43050.0001620187
1977Log - Splits44737220.2996429.091515006321111542.3111761.112340.00010371919
1978Log - Splits35861272.3169233.823128215311143329.79211067.745645.45018391820
1979Log - Splits381095335.30610130.153131008710153629.4121775.006275.00026442936
1980Log - Splits381135359.31611832.873634207700244236.36221362.867558.33021383228
1981Log - Splits25710207.2925928.502626007700102033.3312666.674450.00011211712
1982Log - Splits351067293.2757926.96282620121020262353.0615768.182340.00028381227
1983Log - Splits381113342.30711232.754543209711192939.5820386.961811.11033362424
1984Log - Splits381027316.30810232.28333300161600132435.14241168.577846.67024332027
1985Log - Splits35983323.32910733.134242009801102826.32211165.633260.00034372524
1986Log - Splits25571203.3568340.892221101001181554.5513959.093633.33020111315
1987Log - Splits28664232.34910043.10312650642092625.7114960.877370.00022131615
1988Log - Splits55925.4241352.0033000000030.003350.00---0---03012
Totals704152464813.316159333.1041038920112110411628249236.4329113668.15689242.500295522377386
Glossary:
Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) G Games Played (or Pitched) PA Plate Appearances OB On Base (including Homers) mOBP Modified On Base Percentage. Includes all times on base, whether earned or not. R Runs R% Run%. Runs/OnBase. % of time on base that he scores SB Stolen Bases (Total) SB2 Steals of 2nd base SB3 Steals of 3rd base SBH Steals of home CS Caught Stealings CS2 Caught stealing second base CS3 Caught stealing third base CSH Caught stealing home S1-3 1b to 3b on a single while a baserunner S1-2 1b to 2b on a single while a baserunner S1-3% % of times going first to third on a single S2-H 2b to home on a single while a baserunner S2-3 2b to 3b on a single while a baserunner S2-H% % of times second to home on a single D1-H Scored from first base on a double D1-3 1b to 3b on a double D1-H% % of times scoring from first base on a double DI Defensive Indifference. Defense allowed steal without attempt to throw out Adv WP Advanced on Wild Pitch or Passed Ball Adv Out Advanced safely on an out FrcR Forced out as runner. OOB Thrown Out on Bases as baserunner, excludes while batter

Pitches

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YearSplitsGPAABBBSOHBPPitStrBalSwMsCalCtSwingsFoulIntBInPlStr%Bal%Foul%SW%SwMs%P/PAIP-SW%IP-PA%FPSFPSwFPIPFPS%FPSw%FPIP%
1967Log - Splits36705665317720000000000---------------0.00---0.00000.000.000.00
1968Log - Splits34769695596530000000000---------------0.00---0.00000.000.000.00
1969Log - Splits41928860516200000000000---------------0.00---0.00000.000.000.00
1970Log - Splits389148307210130000000000---------------0.00---0.00000.000.000.00
1971Log - Splits31540480494320000000000---------------0.00---0.00000.000.000.00
1972Log - Splits1819918882410000000000---------------0.00---0.00000.000.000.00
1973Log - Splits19978111120201284261030360.0040.0015.0050.0040.000.2130.03.12202.062.060.00
1974Log - Splits27178152183120000000000---------------0.00---0.00000.000.000.00
1975Log - Splits40378329395420000000000---------------0.00---0.00000.000.000.00
1976Log - Splits36516450567710000000000---------------0.00---0.00000.000.000.00
1977Log - Splits447376526410113928111421226110171.7928.2128.2166.6753.850.053.80.11100.140.140.00
1978Log - Splits35861765739790000000000---------------0.00---0.00000.000.000.00
1979Log - Splits38109597010711971719576122063753902455.5644.4422.8143.8616.000.1632.02.215921.370.820.18
1980Log - Splits38113510308012951388751121560722343763.0436.9616.6752.1716.670.1251.43.3201651.761.410.44
1981Log - Splits25710647508100000000000---------------0.00---0.00000.000.000.00
1982Log - Splits3510679806413050000000000---------------0.00---0.00000.000.000.00
1983Log - Splits38111398710115230000000000---------------0.00---0.00000.000.000.00
1984Log - Splits3810279258912740000000000---------------0.00---0.00000.000.000.00
1985Log - Splits3598384910712150000000000---------------0.00---0.00000.000.000.00
1986Log - Splits25571505635910000000000---------------0.00---0.00000.000.000.00
1987Log - Splits286645816585112716115291430659.2640.7411.1151.8535.710.0442.90.97531.050.750.45
1988Log - Splits559509702631411192536791052905053.6145.2511.0339.9223.814.4647.684.72313638.9822.0310.17
Totals704152461367112661754676583792767277229302108412157.6041.9516.4145.9023.840.0440.10.86846160.450.300.10
Glossary:
Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) G Games Played (or Pitched) PA Plate Appearances AB At Bats BB Walks SO Strikeouts HBP Hit by a Pitch Pit Pitches Str Strikes Bal Balls SwMs Swing and Miss Cal Called Strikes Swings Batter swung at pitch, regardless of result Foul Foul Balls IntB Intentional Balls InPl Balls put in Play Str% Strike percentage. Total Strikes / Total Pitches Bal% Balls percentage Foul% Foul ball percentage, of all pitches Sw% Swing Percentage. Total Swings / Total Pitches SwMs% Swing and Miss%. When swinging, how much does he miss P/PA Pitches per Plate Appearance IP-SW% Percentage of swings that are put in play IP-PA% % of Plate Appearances where ball is put into play FPS First Pitch Strike FPSw First Pitch Swing FPIP First Pitch in Play FPS% % of Plate Appearances with First Pitch as Strike FPSw% First Pitch Swing Percentage FPIP% First Pitch in Play Percentage