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Joe Niekro

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Joe Niekro's Biography

Joseph Franklin Niekro (November 7, 1944 – October 27, 2006) was an American Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher. He was the younger brother of pitcher Phil Niekro, and the father of Minor League Baseball pitcher Lance Niekro. A native of Blaine, Ohio, Niekro attended Bridgeport High School in Bridgeport, Ohio and attended West Liberty University in West Liberty, West Virginia. During a 22-year baseball career, he pitched from 1967-1988 for seven different teams, pitching primarily for the Houston Astros.

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  • Rays take BP against female knuckleballer

      News Source: Merced Sun-Star | 1 month ago
    Chelsea Baker, a junior knuckleball pitcher on the Durant, Fla., High School boys baseball team, meets the media after throwing batting practice to members of the Tampa Bay Rays before an interleague baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates,
  • Pine tar, Vaseline, spit all part of baseball

      News Source: Associated Press | 3 months ago
    It's fair to suspect that Michael Pineda isn't the only pitcher trying a few tricks on the mound from time to time. The Yankees pitcher was suspended for 10 games for having a glob of pine tar on his neck to rub on his hands to grip the ball on a
  • Players know pitchers try for better grip on ball

      News Source: The News Tribune | 4 months ago
    Using a suspicious substance for a better hold of the baseball on cool days is not such a sticky situation. Whether it's the Yankees' Michael Pineda with a mysterious brown goo on his hand, Boston's Jon Lester with a green smudge in his glove or

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