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Current Status
High Level
Proper Name
Joseph Franklin Niekro
Stat Years
1966-1988  [mlb] 1967-1988
6-1 / 190
Right / Right
P (702)
Draft Position
Born Date/Place
2006-10-27 [61.354]    Cause: TBC PREMIUM
High School
Bridgeport (Bridgeport,OH)
West Liberty University (West Liberty, West Virginia)
Selected by the Chicago Cubs in Round #3 (#43 overall) of the 1966 Amateur Entry Draft (June-Sec Phase) 2 Draft Instances
Signing Scouts
MLB Debut
1967-04-16 - Boxscore  (Age: 22.160)
Service Time
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
Brother of Phil Niekro, Father of Lance Niekro
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Season Batting Totals

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1976Houston AstrosNLMLBMLB3631Log - Sp - Ext103627152011001804000.185.214.370.58432103.222.185.2223.1325.008.0027.03.1360.0
1 record(s)
Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Level Level of the team in terms of MLB, minor league level, Independent or College division Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid G Games Played (or Pitched) AB At Bats R Runs H Hits 2B Doubles 3B Triples HR Home Runs RBI Runs Batted In SB Stolen Bases (Total) CS Caught Stealings BB Walks SO Strikeouts HP Hit by Pitch SH Sacrifice Hits SF Sacrifice Flies IW Intentional Walks DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) AVG 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) PA Plate Appearances TB Total Bases (Singles + (2*Doubles) + (3*Triples) + (4*Home Runs)) XBH Extra Base Hits (Doubles+Triples+Home Runs) secA Seconday Average. Measures extra bases earned by player (BB+(TB-H)+(SB-CS) / AB ISO Isolated Power. Measures the portion of a slugging percentage that is for extra base hits. (SLG-BAVG). babip Batting Average on Balls Put in Play. (H/(AB-SO)) XBH% Extra Base Hit Percentage (XBH/H)

Joe Niekro Batting Log for 1976

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April 1976
1976-04-113HOUCINNLL 3-9Box | PBP1276p9111----------1------------.
1976-04-167HOUSDNNLW 4-1Box | PBP2277p9133----------1------------.
1976-04-2012HOULANNLL 3-6Box | PBP3278p9111----------1------------.
1976-04-2517HOUNYNNLL 2-4Box | PBP4279p9132-121-----11------------.
1976-04-3021HOUNYNNLL 1-3Box | PBP5280p9122-----------------------.
May 1976
1976-05-0525HOUPHINLL 3-6Box | PBP6281p9121----------1-1----------.
1976-05-1129HOUMONNLW 5-3Box | PBP7282p9111----------1------------.
1976-05-1633HOUPHINLL 2-12Box | PBP8283p9111-----------------------.
1976-05-1735HOUATLNLW 3-2Box | PBP9284p---------------------------.
1976-05-2038HOUSDNNLW 5-4Box | PBP10285p9133-11-------1------------.
1976-05-2341HOULANNLL 5-6Box | PBP11286p---------------------------.
1976-05-2543HOUSFNNLL 6-7Box | PBP12287p---------------------------.
1976-05-2945HOUATLNLW 4-3Box | PBP13288p9133114--11----------------.167.389.211.599
June 1976
1976-06-0250HOUCINNLL 7-8Box | PBP14289p9111-11--------------------.211.421.250.671
1976-06-1361HOUCHNNLL 3-8Box | PBP15290p---------------------------.211.421.250.671
1976-06-2166HOUATLNLL 9-11Box | PBP16291p---------------------------.211.421.250.671
1976-06-2267HOUATLNLW 9-7Box | PBP17292p9-1-------------1----------.211.421.250.671
1976-06-3075HOUSFNNLL 2-10Box | PBP18293p---------------------------.211.421.250.671
July 1976
1976-07-0378HOUCINNLL 8-9Box | PBP19294p9-1-------------1----------.211.421.250.671
1976-07-0580HOUNYNNLW 7-3Box | PBP20295p9133-----------------------.182.364.217.581
1976-07-1890HOUMONNLW 7-6Box | PBP21296p9122----------1------------.167.333.200.533
1976-07-2195HOUPITNLL 1-5Box | PBP22297p---------------------------.167.333.200.533
1976-07-2196HOUPITNLL 1-4Box | PBP23298p9-11-----------------------.160.320.192.512
1976-07-31106HOUATLNLW 9-6Box | PBP24299p9-1-------------1----------.160.320.192.512
August 1976
1976-08-06112HOUSDNNLL 3-9Box | PBP25300p---------------------------.160.320.192.512
1976-08-07113HOUSDNNLL 2-3Box | PBP26301p---------------------------.160.320.192.512
1976-08-10116HOUSLNNLL 1-8Box | PBP27302p---------------------------.160.320.192.512
1976-08-13118HOUPITNLL 5-8Box | PBP28303p9-11-----------------------.154.308.185.493
1976-08-22127HOUPHINLL 1-5Box | PBP29304p---------------------------.154.308.185.493
1976-08-25129HOUCHNNLL 1-5Box | PBP30305p9-11-121-------------------.185.370.214.585
September 1976
1976-09-05139HOULANNLL 0-4Box | PBP31306p---------------------------.185.370.214.585
1976-09-06140HOUCINNLL 8-9Box | PBP32307p---------------------------.185.370.214.585
1976-09-14147HOUATLNLL 3-4Box | PBP33308p---------------------------.185.370.214.585
1976-09-21153HOUATLNLL 2-6Box | PBP34309p---------------------------.185.370.214.585
1976-09-25156HOUSFNNLL 0-10Box | PBP35310p---------------------------.185.370.214.585
35 record(s)
Game Date Calendar date of the game Tm-Gm# Game Number of his Team Tm Team Played For Opp Opponent (Team) Lg League Result Final score of game Boxscore Link to Boxscore (Box) and Play by Play (PBP) S-G# Season Game Number for Player C-G# Career Game Number for Player Pos Defensive Position Ln Lineup slot in batting order GS Games Started PA Plate Appearances AB At Bats R Runs H Hits TB Total Bases (Singles + (2*Doubles) + (3*Triples) + (4*Home Runs)) 2B Doubles 3B Triples HR Home Runs RBI Runs Batted In SB Stolen Bases (Total) CS Caught Stealings BB Walks SO Strikeouts HBP Hit by a Pitch SH Sacrifice Hits SF Sacrifice Flies IBB Intentional Walks GDP Grounded into Double Play Pit Pitches Str Strikes Bal Balls Fou Fouls Cal Called Strikes Sw Swing and Miss Strikes InPl Balls put in Play AVG 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)