Legendary Major League Baseball Pitcher Phil Niekro He died Saturday night at the age of 81 and the league announced on Sunday.
“Phil Niekro was one of the most distinctive and memorable pitchers of his generation.” MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement. “In the last century, no pitcher threw more than Phil’s 5,404 innings. His knuckleball led him to five all-star selections and three 20-win seasons. Atlanta Braves, 300 win club, and finally to Cooperstown.
“But more than his signature pitch and trademark durability, Phil will be remembered as one of the kindest people in our game,” continued Manfred. “He always describes his sport very well and he will be deeply missed. On behalf of Major League Baseball, Phil’s family, friends, and he will be his in our national entertainment. We would like to express our condolences to the many fans we have acquired throughout our lives. “
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Braves Hall of Fame pitcher Phil Niekro dies at age 81
https://www.yardbarker.com/mlb/articles/braves_hall_of_fame_pitcher_phil_niekro_dies_at_81/s1_13132_33667784 Braves Hall of Fame pitcher Phil Niekro dies at age 81