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Phil NiekroTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1959-1987 MLB Years: 1964-1987
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PositionsP-902Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NamePhillip Henry Niekro
Height6-1Weight180BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateApril 1,1939 [79.111]PlaceBlaine,Ohio
High SchoolBridgeport (Bridgeport,OH)

DraftedSigned as undrafted amateur free agent in 1958 by the Milwaukee Braves.
Signing ScoutsBill Maughn
MLB DebutApril 15,1964 [25.014]
OrganizationsATL [19] MLN [6] CLE [2] NYA [2] TOR [1] Awards7Awards Voting8-113
TBC Player ID15981Retrosheet IDniekp001MLBAM ID119786
RelationshipsBrother of Joe Niekro, Uncle of Lance Niekro
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Player Notes:   Opening Day Starter for Atlanta Braves 1970-1972,1975,1978-1980 and New York Yankees in 1985 ... Threw a no-hitter on August 5,1973 against the San Diego Padres ... The Atlanta Braves retired his #35 on August 6, 1984
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts54Walks57Hittable58SO/BB60vsPower58Hitting37Durability76Team.495Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1959nullD--Rel20217.4610010000035.0473829024160002.0312.09--6.174.110.67.667-
1959nullD--Rel20713.1223023000052.0352018029480001.236.06--5.028.311.66.875-
1960nullD--Rel21642.7938038000084.0663626052520001.407.07--5.575.571.00.600-
1960nullAAA--Rel21103.60606000010.011540920002.009.90--8.101.800.221.000-
1961nullAA--Rel22442.95510510000110.01004536053840001.398.18--4.346.871.58.500-
1962nullAAA--Rel23963.8649049000098.01115042041480001.5510.19--3.774.411.17.600-
1964nullAAA--Rel251153.45290290000172.017279660451190001.269.00--2.356.232.64.688-
1964Milwaukee BravesNLMLBmlb35Rel25004.8010010002015.0151081781011.479.000.604.204.801.14-4.01
1965Milwaukee BravesNLMLBmlb35Rel26232.89411400021674.2733224526499031.338.800.603.135.911.88.4003.24
1966nullAAA--Rel27343.6717017000054.0432722016360001.097.17--2.676.002.25.429-
1966Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl35Rel27434.11280280010250.0483223423173021.418.580.724.113.040.74.5714.40
1967Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl35S/R281191.87462026101209207.0164644395512919171.067.130.392.395.612.35.5502.76
1968Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl35ST2914122.593734315532257.02288374164514016351.067.980.561.584.903.11.5382.69
1969Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl35ST3023132.564035521441284.02359381215719315051.037.440.661.806.113.39.6392.77
1970Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl35ST3112184.273432210310229.222212410940681686261.268.701.572.666.582.47.4004.41
1971Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl35ST3215142.984236618442268.22481128927701738131.188.310.902.345.802.47.5173.28
1972Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl35ST3316123.063836217110282.025411296225316410351.098.100.701.695.233.09.5712.87
1973Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl35ST3413103.314230129174245.021410390218913111051.247.860.773.274.811.47.5653.76
1974Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl35ST3520132.384139218611302.0249918019881956461.117.410.572.625.802.22.6063.04
1975Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl35ST3615153.203937213120275.2285115982972144152111.309.300.952.354.702.00.5003.81
1976Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl35ST3717113.293837110210270.2249116991810117314481.298.280.603.365.751.71.6073.43
1977Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl35ST3816204.034443120210330.03151661482616426217381.458.580.714.477.141.60.4443.74
1978Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl35ST3919182.884442222411334.029512910716102248113131.197.940.432.756.682.43.5142.76
1979Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl35ST4021203.394444023100342.031116012941113208184111.248.181.082.975.471.84.5124.16
1980Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl35ST4115183.634038211321275.025611911130851769131.248.380.982.785.762.07.4553.85
1981Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl35ST42773.10222203300139.01205648656622011.267.750.393.624.001.11.5003.50
1982Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl35ST431743.61353504200234.02251069423731444131.278.640.882.805.531.97.8103.74
1983Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl35ST4411103.97343312000201.22129489181051286321.579.460.804.695.711.22.5244.24
1984New York YankeesALMLBnya35ST451683.09323115110215.2219857415761362031.379.140.633.175.681.79.6673.51
1985New York YankeesALMLBnya35ST4616124.09333307100220.0203110100291201495221.478.301.194.916.101.24.5714.71
1986Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle35ST4711114.32343225010210.02411261012495819261.6010.311.034.063.470.85.5004.92
1987Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle35ST487115.89222202000123.214283811853579201.5810.331.313.864.151.08.3895.13
1987Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor35ST48028.25330000012.01511114771101.8311.253.005.255.251.00.0007.79
1987Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl35ST480015.0011000003.06550600004.0018.00--18.00--0.00-8.87
D Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1563.84710710000171.0148947301051160001.487.79--5.536.111.10.714-
MLB Totals - 24 Season(s)Filter3182743.358647161482454583295398.050442337201248218093342226421191.278.400.803.015.571.85.5370.99
Minor League Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter28193.4515201520000444.043720617001642890001.358.86--3.325.861.76.596-
AAA Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter24153.6110101010000334.033716113401112050001.349.08--2.995.521.85.615-
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter442.95510510000110.01004536053840001.398.18--4.346.871.58.500-
Atlanta Braves Totals - 19 Season(s)Filter2662273.20689594952264358234528.041361880161338614252855190351041.238.210.772.835.672.00.540-
New York Yankees Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter32203.596564112210435.2422195174441962857251.428.720.914.055.891.45.615-
Cleveland Indians Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter18224.90565427010333.13832091824214813818461.5910.321.133.993.720.93.450-
Milwaukee Braves Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter233.21511500023689.28842326335710041.358.830.603.315.721.73.400-
Toronto Blue Jays Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter028.25330000012.01511114771101.8311.253.005.255.251.00.000-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings13113.353529610231220.0205958220741369251.278.400.803.015.571.85.5420.99
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings1493.45750750000220.0217102840811430001.358.86--3.325.861.76.609-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1965Milwaukee BravesNLMLBmlb35p264210010000000300000.100.100.100.2001010.143.000.000.0900.0030.000.000.000.000.00
1966Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl35p27288000000000603000.000.000.000.0000011.000.000.000.0000.0054.550.000.000.000.00
1967Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl35p2846574720020011626002.123.167.158.3259266.171.035.053.1551.5224.2416.000.000.0028.57
1968Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl35p29377738102700022018000.104.104.195.29915395.113.091.091.1370.0023.160.002.1138.5037.50
1969Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl35p304095112040070022109001.211.227.253.480244106.270.042.063.2191.8919.8110.500.000.0020.00
1970Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl35p31347951200130021706101.152.171.190.36115188.177.038.063.1652.2719.328.501.1479.008.33
1971Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl35p32429231410040002017100.152.160.163.323151101.192.011.011.1480.0019.800.000.000.007.14
1972Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl35p-p333893718101400122211102.194.216.237.453222108.239.043.054.2100.9320.3722.000.9393.0011.11
1973Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl35p34428231040120012617004.122.143.207.35017591.164.085.098.1601.1028.5726.001.1082.0050.00
1974Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl35p3541104520200110031819101.192.220.212.432222118.230.020.048.2032.5415.256.000.000.0010.00
1975Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl35p363999517210100011804201.172.176.212.388213106.205.040.051.1760.9416.9818.000.000.0017.65
1976Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl35p37389451830112010819103.191.198.255.453244105.198.064.053.2080.007.620.000.9594.0022.22
1977Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl35p3844109219100700015112103.174.180.183.363201123.200.009.009.1640.0012.200.000.000.005.26
1978Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl35p3945120527400100032514103.225.248.258.506314129.281.033.058.2332.3319.388.330.000.0014.81
1979Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl35p40441231024600120011927101.195.213.244.457306134.229.049.057.2070.7514.1819.000.000.0025.00
1980Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl35p41409021250050011905002.133.143.189.33217596.169.056.067.1491.0419.7919.000.000.0041.67
1981Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl35p4222521400010001103000.077.077.077.1544055.098.000.000.0710.0020.000.000.000.000.00
1982Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl35p43358761740170001603104.195.193.276.46924591.225.081.080.2060.0017.580.001.1087.0029.41
1983Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl35p44346531220050011206107.185.194.215.40914273.222.030.046.1841.3716.4412.000.000.0016.67
1987Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl35p4811000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 20 Season(s)Filter732153780260421710901173141212912035.169.183.211.394325501707.206.042.053.0001.0018.3918.470.41219.5719.23
Atlanta Braves Totals - 19 Season(s)Filter690152780259421710901173111212912035.170.184.212.396324501697.206.042.053.0001.0018.3318.290.41218.1419.31
Milwaukee Braves Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter4210010000000300000.100.100.100.2001010.143.000.000.0000.0030.000.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games16234018589022400469329308.169.183.211.3947211378.206.042.053.0001.0018.3918.470.41219.5719.23

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1964Milwaukee BravesNLMLBmlb25P10-15-2-1221.0000.200.13-----10100.06.2
1965Milwaukee BravesNLMLBmlb26P41-74617122423.9580.560.31-----4297.625.3
1966Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl27P28-50218-120201.0000.710.40-----28100.017.3
1967Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl28P46-2071040445450.9261.090.24-----46100.028.4
1968Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl29P37-2571859448177.9512.080.30-----37100.022.8
1969Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl30P40-2842451347875.9621.880.26-----40100.024.7
1970Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl31P34-2291438145352.9811.530.23-----34100.021.0
1971Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl32P42-2681944266563.9691.500.24-----42100.025.9
1972Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl33P38-2822640447066.9431.740.23-----38100.024.7
1972Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl33P38-2822640447066.9431.740.2310566.72338100.024.7
1973Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl34P42-2453041447571.9471.690.29261268.41242100.026.1
1974Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl35P41-3022242-364641.0001.560.21-----41100.025.3
1975Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl36P39-2752141-262621.0001.590.23-----39100.024.2
1976Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl37P38-2701941226260.9681.580.22-----38100.023.5
1977Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl38P44-3302051-571711.0001.610.22-----44100.027.2
1978Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl39P44-3341765248482.9761.860.25-----4597.827.2
1979Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl40P44-3423156138887.9891.980.25-----44100.027.5
1980Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl41P40-2751840165958.9831.450.21-----40100.024.8
1981Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl42P22-1391022-232321.0001.450.23-----22100.020.8
1982Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl43P35-2341838145756.9821.600.24-----35100.021.6
1983Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl44P34-2011527264442.9551.240.21-----34100.021.0
1984New York YankeesALMLBnya45P32-2151336145049.9801.530.23-----32100.019.8
1985New York YankeesALMLBnya46P33-2201120-531311.0000.940.14-----33100.020.5
1986Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle47P34-210932424541.9111.210.20-----34100.021.0
1987Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle48P22-1231217-129291.0001.320.24-----22100.013.6
1987Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor48P3-121---111.0000.330.08-----3100.01.9
1987Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl48P1-3-------------1100.00.6
MLB Totals for P - 24 season(s)-   P902-5678412918418713711330.9701.470.23361767.9359020.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1964Milwaukee BravesNLMLBmlb2510----------
1965Milwaukee BravesNLMLBmlb2641----------
1966Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl2728----------
1967Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl2846----------
1968Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl2937----------
1969Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl3040----------
1970Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl3134----------
1971Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl3242----------
1972Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl3376----------
1973Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl3442----------
1974Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl3541----------
1975Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl3639----------
1976Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl3738----------
1977Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl3844----------
1978Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl3944----------
1979Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl4044----------
1980Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl4140----------
1981Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl4222----------
1982Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl4335----------
1983Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl4434----------
1984New York YankeesALMLBnya4532----------
1985New York YankeesALMLBnya4633----------
1986Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle4734----------
1987Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle4822----------
1987Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor483----------
1987Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl481----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
1969Atlanta BravesChamp. SeriesMLB30014.501008.0944401.6310.130.004.504.501.000.00.000
1982Atlanta BravesChamp. SeriesMLB43003.001006.0624501.679.000.006.007.501.250.00.000
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 2 yrs013.86202000014.01506089001.649.640.005.145.791.130.00.000

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1969Atlanta BravesChamp. SeriesMLB3013000000000100000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.0000.0033.330.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 2 yrs23000001000100000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.0000.0033.330.000.000.000.00

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1991Richmond BravesILAAAMinoratl52Manager1446579.45120.04 
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [7]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1978National League Gold Glove (Pitcher)1
1979National League Gold Glove (Pitcher)1
1980National League Gold Glove (Pitcher) ... Roberto Clemente Award2
1982National League Gold Glove (Pitcher) ... National League Player of the Week (September 27-October 3)2
1983National League Gold Glove (Pitcher)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1987-09-23ContractSigned as Free Agent by Braves. 
1987-08-31Released by Blue Jays. 
1987-08-09TradeTraded by Indians to Blue Jays for Don Gordon and Darryl Landrum. 
1986-04-03ContractSigned as Free Agent by Indians. 
1986-03-28Released by Yankees. 
1986-01-08ContractSigned as Free Agent by Yankees. 
1985-11-12Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1984-01-05ContractSigned as Free Agent by Yankees. 
1983-10-07Released by Braves. 
1958-07-19ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Braves. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1985New York YankeesTeam Payroll46600,000-1611273++370,78060,000600,000
1986Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll47300,000-3441151386,34760,000900,000
1987Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll4860,000-59540-344,90660,000960,000
1987Atlanta BravesTeam Payroll4860,000-59536-344,90660,000960,000
1987Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll4860,000-59533-344,90660,000960,000
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red