Page Information
Current Status
High Level
Proper Name
Joseph Franklin Niekro
Stat Years
1966-1988  [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
Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts36Walks55Hittable53SO/BB45vsPower53Hitting47Durability69Team.513Ratings Explained
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Batting Splits for 1978

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Season Total and by Team
CategoryGPAABRH1B2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBGDPTBXBHAVGOBPSLGOPSsecAISOBABIPBB%SO%K-BBHR%XBH%
Season Total28746569720050001809002112.138.138.169.308.031.031.1910.0024.320.000.0022.22
HOU28746569720050001809002112.138.138.169.308.031.031.1910.0024.320.000.0022.22
by Pitcher Type
CategoryGPAABRH1B2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBGDPTBXBHAVGOBPSLGOPSsecAISOBABIPBB%SO%K-BBHR%XBH%
vs LHP122420142200300030400162.200.200.300.500.100.100.2350.0012.500.000.0050.00
vs RHP2150455550002000150500150.111.111.111.222.000.000.1670.0030.000.000.000.00
vs Starter26584958620040001609001102.163.163.204.367.041.041.2420.0027.590.000.0025.00
vs Reliever101616111000100020000110.063.063.063.125.000.000.0710.0012.500.000.000.00
Game Information
CategoryGPAABRH1B2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBGDPTBXBHAVGOBPSLGOPSsecAISOBABIPBB%SO%K-BBHR%XBH%
Home Games133331354100200050200161.161.161.194.355.032.032.1920.0015.150.000.0020.00
Road Games1541343431003000130700151.118.118.147.265.029.029.1900.0031.710.000.0025.00
Day Games61514111000100020100110.071.071.071.143.000.000.0830.0013.330.000.000.00
Night Games22595158620040001608001102.157.157.196.353.039.039.2290.0027.120.000.0025.00
Grass Surface103024333000300090600030.125.125.125.250.000.000.2000.0030.000.000.000.00
Turf Surface184441364200200090300282.146.146.195.341.049.049.1880.0020.450.000.0033.33
in Wins164945687100500090400291.178.178.200.378.022.022.2220.0018.370.000.0012.50
in Losses122520010100000090500021.050.050.100.150.050.050.0910.0036.000.000.00100.00
by Time Period
CategoryGPAABRH1B2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBGDPTBXBHAVGOBPSLGOPSsecAISOBABIPBB%SO%K-BBHR%XBH%
4-Mar/April4107222000200020300020.286.286.286.571.000.000.4000.0020.000.000.000.00
5-May254111000100010100010.250.250.250.500.000.000.3330.0020.000.000.000.00
6-June398222000000020100020.250.250.250.500.000.000.3330.0022.220.000.000.00
7-July71817142200200040100062.235.235.353.588.118.118.3080.0022.220.000.0050.00
8-August61515000000000070000100.000.000.000.000.000.000.0000.0046.670.000.000.00
9-Sept/Oct61714000000000020300100.000.000.000.000.000.000.0000.0011.760.000.000.00
First Half92419555000300050500050.263.263.263.526.000.000.3570.0020.830.000.000.00
Second Half1950461422002000130400262.087.087.130.217.043.043.1210.0026.000.000.0050.00
Batting Slot
CategoryGPAABRH1B2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBGDPTBXBHAVGOBPSLGOPSsecAISOBABIPBB%SO%K-BBHR%XBH%
Lineup Slot #928746569720050001809002112.138.138.169.308.031.031.1910.0024.320.000.0022.22
Positions
CategoryGPAABRH1B2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBGDPTBXBHAVGOBPSLGOPSsecAISOBABIPBB%SO%K-BBHR%XBH%
01 Pitcher27736469720050001809002112.141.141.172.313.031.031.1960.0024.660.000.0022.22
11 Pinch Hitter111000000000000000000.000.000.000.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.00
by Ball-Strike Count
CategoryGPAABRH1B2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBGDPTBXBHAVGOBPSLGOPSsecAISOBABIPBB%SO%K-BBHR%XBH%
0-0 Count28746569720050001809002112.138.138.169.308.031.031.1910.0024.320.000.0022.22
by Hit Type
CategoryGPAABRH1B2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBGDPTBXBHAVGOBPSLGOPSsecAISOBABIPBB%SO%K-BBHR%XBH%
Ball in Air172020000000000000000000.000.000.000.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.00
Ball on Ground162718100000100000900200.000.000.000.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.00
Bunt8101100000100000900100.000.000.000.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.00
by Inning
CategoryGPAABRH1B2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBGDPTBXBHAVGOBPSLGOPSsecAISOBABIPBB%SO%K-BBHR%XBH%
Inning 2151512322000200050300120.167.167.167.333.000.000.2860.0033.330.000.000.00
Inning 3131313010100000030000021.077.077.154.231.077.077.1000.0023.080.000.00100.00
Inning 4887122000000030100020.286.286.286.571.000.000.5000.0037.500.000.000.00
Inning 5151512121100100060300031.167.167.250.417.083.083.3330.0040.000.000.0050.00
Inning 6775000000000000200000.000.000.000.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.00
Inning 7888011000100010000010.125.125.125.250.000.000.1430.0012.500.000.000.00
Inning 8222111000100000000110.500.500.5001.000.000.000.5000.000.000.000.000.00
Inning 9555000000000000000000.000.000.000.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.00
Xtra Innings111000000000000000000.000.000.000.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.00
by Outs
CategoryGPAABRH1B2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBGDPTBXBHAVGOBPSLGOPSsecAISOBABIPBB%SO%K-BBHR%XBH%
0 Out132018122000100060200020.111.111.111.222.000.000.1670.0030.000.000.000.00
1 Out193023575200400050700292.304.304.391.696.087.087.3890.0016.670.000.0028.57
2 Out192424000000000070000000.000.000.000.000.000.000.0000.0029.170.000.000.00
by Situation
CategoryGPAABRH1B2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBGDPTBXBHAVGOBPSLGOPSsecAISOBABIPBB%SO%K-BBHR%XBH%
Runners ---2239393541000000140000061.128.128.154.282.026.026.2000.0035.900.000.0020.00
Runners --3444122000200010000020.500.500.5001.000.000.000.6670.0025.000.000.000.00
Runners -2-11109010100100010100021.111.111.222.333.111.111.1250.0010.000.000.00100.00
Runners -231111110001000000000101.0001.0001.0002.000.000.0001.0000.000.000.000.000.00
Runners 1--773000000000010400000.000.000.000.000.000.000.0000.0014.290.000.000.00
Runners 1-3332100000100000100000.000.000.000.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.00
Runners 12-685000000000000300100.000.000.000.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.00
Runners 123222000000000010000100.000.000.000.000.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.00
Runners On243526343100500040900251.154.154.192.346.038.038.1820.0011.430.000.0025.00
Scoring Position202823343100500030500251.174.174.217.391.043.043.2000.0010.710.000.0025.00
Leadoff131717111000000060000010.059.059.059.118.000.000.0910.0035.290.000.000.00
Winning173634476100400070200181.206.206.235.441.029.029.2590.0019.440.000.0014.29
Losing9149000000000040500000.000.000.000.000.000.000.0000.0028.570.000.000.00
Tied172422221100100070200131.091.091.136.227.045.045.1330.0029.170.000.0050.00
Opponents
CategoryGPAABRH1B2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBGDPTBXBHAVGOBPSLGOPSsecAISOBABIPBB%SO%K-BBHR%XBH%
ATL51412000000000050200000.000.000.000.000.000.000.0000.0035.710.000.000.00
CHN122000000000020000000.000.000.000.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.00
CIN499222000000040000020.222.222.222.444.000.000.4000.0044.440.000.000.00
LAN4106000000000000400000.000.000.000.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.00
MON365031200200000100052.600.6001.0001.600.400.400.6000.000.000.000.0066.67
NYN133111000100000000010.333.333.333.667.000.000.3330.000.000.000.000.00
PHI266111000000020000010.167.167.167.333.000.000.2500.0033.330.000.000.00
PIT244000000000030000000.000.000.000.000.000.000.0000.0075.000.000.000.00
SDN2108222000200000200120.250.250.250.500.000.000.2500.000.000.000.000.00
SFN244000000000000000000.000.000.000.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.00
SLN266000000000020000100.000.000.000.000.000.000.0000.0033.330.000.000.00
by Ballpark
CategoryGPAABRH1B2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBGDPTBXBHAVGOBPSLGOPSsecAISOBABIPBB%SO%K-BBHR%XBH%
Astrodome133331354100200050200161.161.161.194.355.032.032.1920.0015.150.000.0020.00
Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium398000000000050100000.000.000.000.000.000.000.0000.0055.560.000.000.00
Busch Stadium II144000000000010000100.000.000.000.000.000.000.0000.0025.000.000.000.00
Dodger Stadium385000000000000300000.000.000.000.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.00
Olympic Stadium232010100000000100021.500.5001.0001.500.500.500.5000.000.000.000.00100.00
Riverfront Stadium255000000000040000000.000.000.000.000.000.000.0000.0080.000.000.000.00
San Diego Stadium153222000200000200020.667.667.6671.333.000.000.6670.000.000.000.000.00
Shea Stadium133111000100000000010.333.333.333.667.000.000.3330.000.000.000.000.00
Three Rivers Stadium122000000000010000000.000.000.000.000.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.00
Veterans Stadium122000000000020000000.000.000.000.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.00
76 record(s)
Glossary:
G Games Played (or Pitched) PA Plate Appearances 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 HBP Hit by a Pitch SH Sacrifice Hits SF Sacrifice Flies IBB Intentional Walks GDP Grounded into Double Play TB Total Bases (Singles + (2*Doubles) + (3*Triples) + (4*Home Runs)) XBH Extra Base Hits (Doubles+Triples+Home Runs) 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) 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)