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Current Status
High Level
Proper Name
Phillip Henry Niekro
Stat Years
1959-1987  [mlb] 1964-1987
Height/Weight
6-1 / 180
Bats/Throws
Right / Right
Positions
P (902)
Draft Position
P
Born Date/Place
1939-04-01 in Blaine, Ohio   [81.094]
High School
Bridgeport (Bridgeport,OH)
Colleges
Draft
Signed as undrafted free agent by the Milwaukee Braves in 1958
Bonus
Signing Scouts
Bill Maughn
MLB Debut
1964-04-15 - Boxscore  (Age: 25.014)
Service Time
Organizations
ATL [19] MLN [2] NYA [2] CLE [2] TOR [1]
ID Numbers
tbc id: 15981 ... retro id: niekp001 ... mlbam id: 119786
Relations
Brother of Joe Niekro, Uncle of Lance Niekro
Pitch Repertoire
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Games

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YearSplitsGGSDNSDNFGS%CGPHPRDRGFfor PHfor PRfor DRb1b2b3b4b5b6b7b8b9p Pp Cp 1Bp 2Bp 3Bp SSp LFp CFp RFp DH
1964Log - Splits90900.001---22---------01000000210000000000
1965Log - Splits3713612.7015112213---2331421351541000000000
1966Log - Splits2702700.0014---810---------100023031328000000000
1967Log - Splits4420241045.51044---6201911420201919202125284946000000000
1968Log - Splits3334-119103.01520---332421431313131313233344837000000000
1969Log - Splits403551487.521341642931635373536373538396440000000000
1970Log - Splits343222294.11029---1112823134333234323336336134000000000
1971Log - Splits423661885.718291843443138363736373738416242000000000
1972Log - Splits383621994.717351313661537383637383637455976000000000
1973Log - Splits4230122171.4935---773652031313030303032386042000000000
1974Log - Splits413922195.1184811713963742413943434041488041000000000
1975Log - Splits393722494.91336---723954439373737383741436739000000000
1976Log - Splits383712797.41042---813992038373940383738476938000000000
1977Log - Splits444312397.72047---1614674345474344444451508244000000000
1978Log - Splits444222095.52247---1713154942464442424443508944000000000
1979Log - Splits4444021100.0233922003865245454845474550478544000000000
1980Log - Splits403822795.01122---1422574242403840403940405940000000000
1981Log - Splits2222019100.0318---402422423222222222522233922000000000
1982Log - Splits3535031100.04231704252635373635353635385935000000000
1983Log - Splits343313197.1222---803452833333333333436365634000000000
1984Log - Splits323112696.954---413423433313131323332323232000000000
1985Log - Splits3333026100.0751403754034343434333434343633000000000
1986Log - Splits343222794.155---112523732333333333232333334000000000
1987Log - Splits2626024100.023------03662326262626262726272526000000000
Totals85271613647184.0245617919383698956427397397247327357357638141244902000000000
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
1964Log - Splits95848.271.364.396.75920111310112011110000001319710114.29603010110
1965Log - Splits37285248.242.307.310.6178567605133272504400000039772145419.052217131331
1966Log - Splits27213184.250.333.364.69769514633133308230300001313672162628.572127014240
1967Log - Splits44793721.209.267.280.547210198151120361151202962100019312025313111324.5352011172791
1968Log - Splits33917859.246.281.347.6282552372111594616503251511220100352298652192132.3139310071561
1969Log - Splits4011431062.221.264.320.5842972892351795817742872114340002256340823253239.025741511075170
1970Log - Splits34980895.248.304.423.72729623522215164158025640279400004713791205775747.506821411626230
1971Log - Splits4211011012.245.295.366.660321272248190621861211027148411005583709646114647.927021211063181
1972Log - Splits3811501074.236.275.349.62431228925418644210737922174100006683759228102830.435311301335152
1973Log - Splits421023913.234.305.344.64930824921416157157527521101001000953314943473436.178911841945101
1974Log - Splits4112191106.225.284.328.6123433072491806518434371911530000569363803093037.50880150123671
1975Log - Splits3911601059.269.321.406.727368283285204362493466292053100110814301094384339.457201809311161
1976Log - Splits3811571028.242.313.348.662358280249182531965436181260000112673589924122424.2410102021878161
1977Log - Splits4414281236.255.344.368.712487337315236702454449261862000177945513836203626.0916423312812891
1978Log - Splits4413891254.235.298.323.6214103402952279919644210166820000116840510828112825.93102227128513141
1979Log - Splits4414361290.241.306.384.6914353453112148422755064130101000069749613453175339.55113333314811151
1980Log - Splits4011371030.249.306.383.6893442822561812722954233016140000047539411244124439.298502301333130
1981Log - Splits22578514.233.309.321.630177145120929111217563210000528165461081021.745612181102160
1982Log - Splits35969883.255.313.368.6813012442251734917612722312920000652325833683643.37730201141390
1983Log - Splits34888769.276.362.391.7543192132121613617613121811511100651301872872832.181057212193280
1984Log - Splits32916821.267.327.376.7032982252191641546523551593210001553097625122532.89760140150390
1985Log - Splits33955829.245.341.409.7503252322031317412923762919721200372339984364343.881200244221280
1986Log - Splits34951841.287.362.429.79234222424117352189340424147300000683611053773735.249502712116170
1987Log - Splits26637560.291.367.489.8562331521631024911433362215340000161274823373340.2466020391430
Totals8522248320236.247.311.366.6776913550749973660127137266373412447930013142650712213377416200871221171235.46179342423283198012325613
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%
1964Log - Splits95848362273.145111122303742.8623679.3210497222700000.00
1965Log - Splits37285248196101521.9443631302087453215.631084570.612218231736510304300000.00
1966Log - Splits2721318413782392.10284773115602258.001012083.5158112019287941600000.00
1967Log - Splits447937215702511941.29144212920328866217030.0032711873.536154890528627583312500000.00
1968Log - Splits339178596513082161.431661931254411085228525.8836715770.046843100769437586212700000.00
1969Log - Splits40114310628283742611.43190215033156211901710715.8946417173.15221751059911240617019300000.00
1970Log - Splits349808956552961911.55150202122633665207725.9731816965.335124856759236409316800000.00
1971Log - Splits42110110127603142731.15226232418148121142911425.4439818967.8451758791039667764617361203.47
1972Log - Splits38115010748193293261.01262303428240181331910518.1044521067.9451677112979867865716420101.22
1973Log - Splits4210239137013002701.1122623212934115132148616.2840017070.242217091977973574013140303.05
1974Log - Splits41121911068643293400.97283302738435111082211119.8246820170.04628709910811764964119500000.00
1975Log - Splits39116010597753342971.12245143836044161232611123.4241921266.4441761881119865806714430202.08
1976Log - Splits38115710287742803210.87266253036841141451510714.0239720466.1392169798010977794817300000.00
1977Log - Splits44142812369253383251.04272292445654181182613020.0046120269.55422561328311478933126231001.15
1978Log - Splits44138912549593443670.94285344834557141361312110.7448222967.861245811796126621135424850002.02
1979Log - Splits44143612909793743970.94328333635657171472512619.8450926266.061218810799133869977208164407.69
1980Log - Splits40113710307783182841.12233203123244201452510424.0442018269.840237292969749795417600000.00
1981Log - Splits225785143921531770.86138162316325652115818.9721511565.22113355329643949276200000.00
1982Log - Splits359698836562662461.081891740143301073207825.6434616667.6341453102548951645114400000.00
1983Log - Splits348887695592002310.87204121518229975208423.8127415763.623184765517061603612800000.00
1984Log - Splits329168216082232490.90246302113755112310023.0030416864.43995281507360674113600000.00
1985Log - Splits339558296212142580.8324512119123413279927.2730217064.022176274547360773314900000.00
1986Log - Splits349518415872252810.802562321454010522211818.6431519162.33011429261796568588100000.00
1987Log - Splits266375604011451920.76166206150214254537.5520213559.9209314739564755336400000.00
Totals852224832023615231612057941.06479645654256070857263212102431210820.458065384967.7864368124419081655202612251536108833173961201.18
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
1964Log - Splits95820.345840.00000000003260.002166.67---0---01202
1965Log - Splits3728585.2982327.06431000006940.007187.5010100.000911135
1966Log - Splits2721369.3242840.58440011003730.004450.00010.00051176
1967Log - Splits44793210.2655827.622220205401111640.7417577.272166.67029211825
1968Log - Splits33917255.2787830.5987104400162638.10101147.623442.86019312725
1969Log - Splits401143297.2609230.981716106501113026.8315768.18020.00029493220
1970Log - Splits34980296.30212441.892625105401192444.1922775.865183.33114292027
1971Log - Splits421101321.29211134.58119206510213239.62171160.713260.00020411636
1972Log - Splits381150312.27110834.62108204400183434.6218481.824266.67024433023
1973Log - Splits421023308.30110132.792422209711163034.7821872.413175.00016403122
1974Log - Splits411219343.2819026.24171700121110103820.8316866.675645.45019293930
1975Log - Splits391160368.31711430.98191810111010124023.08181162.075455.56020513534
1976Log - Splits381157358.30911431.842826206600203337.7424875.004640.00027463826
1977Log - Splits441428487.34116533.88474250282620254038.46371867.274833.33037594537
1978Log - Splits441389410.29512831.22343130111100215228.77231462.166940.00032563319
1979Log - Splits441436435.30315736.09383710111100222844.0022873.335838.46029473634
1980Log - Splits401137344.30311934.59171700111100133825.49181162.077558.33016452430
1981Log - Splits22578177.3065631.641614208710102231.2512285.712250.0005261614
1982Log - Splits35969301.31110534.88181611161510183533.9615575.006185.7108371628
1983Log - Splits34888319.3599429.47272520111010113523.9125778.133730.0008401929
1984Log - Splits32916298.3258428.1910910101000193634.5516964.005455.5606412328
1985Log - Splits33955325.34011033.852220203300133527.0813959.093260.00017242135
1986Log - Splits34951342.36012536.551312106600154126.79221068.755838.4609451831
1987Log - Splits26637233.3669641.201010005230122136.3614960.873442.8601022176
Totals852224836913.307228833.1044240833118917312434570432.8940818868.46848848.841409846574572
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%
1964Log - Splits958486710000000000---------------0.00---0.00000.000.000.00
1965Log - Splits37285248224330000000000---------------0.00---0.00000.000.000.00
1966Log - Splits27213184211620000000000---------------0.00---0.00000.000.000.00
1967Log - Splits447937215212570000000000---------------0.00---0.00000.000.000.00
1968Log - Splits339178593912750000000000---------------0.00---0.00000.000.000.00
1969Log - Splits40114310625719350000000000---------------0.00---0.00000.000.000.00
1970Log - Splits349808956816860000000000---------------0.00---0.00000.000.000.00
1971Log - Splits42110110127017338749321842341601756.3236.786.9047.1343.900.0841.51.510850.910.730.45
1972Log - Splits3811501074531645140825819954732303158.5741.4316.4352.1426.030.1242.52.7222051.911.740.43
1973Log - Splits4210239138913151388157142047611912858.7041.3013.7744.2022.950.1345.92.7231272.251.170.68
1974Log - Splits41121911068819560000000000---------------0.00---0.00000.000.000.00
1975Log - Splits391160105972144118247352702047002057.3242.680.0057.3257.450.0742.61.7141431.211.210.26
1976Log - Splits381157102810117380000000000---------------0.00---0.00000.000.000.00
1977Log - Splits441428123616426284735121911534110474.4725.5323.4072.3455.880.0311.80.30000.000.000.00
1978Log - Splits4413891254102248136950192902150150672.4627.5421.7472.4658.000.0512.00.42200.140.140.00
1979Log - Splits44143612901132081133618612642411031454435955.3637.5013.1043.1528.970.2340.74.14026132.791.810.91
1980Log - Splits40113710308517630000000000---------------0.00---0.00000.000.000.00
1981Log - Splits22578514566210000000000---------------0.00---0.00000.000.000.00
1982Log - Splits359698837314430000000000---------------0.00---0.00000.000.000.00
1983Log - Splits3488876910512820000000000---------------0.00---0.00000.000.000.00
1984Log - Splits329168217613630000000000---------------0.00---0.00000.000.000.00
1985Log - Splits3395582912014920000000000---------------0.00---0.00000.000.000.00
1986Log - Splits34951841958160000000000---------------0.00---0.00000.000.000.00
1987Log - Splits266375606664440400000100.00100.000.000.00---0.01---0.00000.000.000.00
Totals85222483202361793331712390353034316875283451118516558.6937.9813.0749.9437.250.0436.60.711182330.490.360.15
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