Joe Niekro


Joe Niekro came kicking and screaming into life in 1944, on the 7th of November. He hails from the USA and grew up in Martins Ferry. He made his major league debut on Sunday 16th April 1967. 29th April 1988 saw the last of Joe, and marked the end of his career. He left this world on 27th October 2006.

Fielding


Year Team stint POS G GS InnOuts PO A E DP PB ZR
1967 Chicago White Stockings 1 P 36 22 509 10 26 0 1
1968 Chicago White Stockings 1 P 34 29 531 9 33 0 2
1969 Chicago White Stockings 1 P 4 3 58 2 5 0 1
1970 Detroit Tigers 1 P 38 34 639 17 35 1 1
1971 Detroit Tigers 1 P 31 15 367 9 25 1 1
1972 Detroit Tigers 1 P 18 7 141 5 4 0 1
1973 Atlanta Braves 1 P 20 0 72 2 5 0 2
1974 Atlanta Braves 1 P 27 2 129 4 8 0 1
1975 Houston Colt .45's 1 P 40 4 264 7 13 0 0
1976 Houston Colt .45's 1 P 36 13 354 9 13 3 1
1977 Houston Colt .45's 1 P 44 14 542 11 31 0 7
1978 Houston Colt .45's 1 P 35 29 608 18 21 0 3
1979 Houston Colt .45's 1 P 38 38 791 14 39 0 4
1980 Houston Colt .45's 1 P 37 36 768 17 37 2 2
1981 Houston Colt .45's 1 P 24 24 498 11 23 0 1
1982 Houston Colt .45's 1 P 35 35 810 22 42 3 2
1983 Houston Colt .45's 1 P 38 38 791 9 36 4 0
1984 Houston Colt .45's 1 P 38 38 745 19 39 2 5
1985 New York Highlanders 2 P 3 3 37 3 2 0 0
1986 New York Highlanders 1 P 25 25 377 9 13 1 2
1987 New York Highlanders 1 P 8 8 152 5 5 1 0
1988 Minnesota Twins 1 P 5 2 35 2 3 0 1

Fielding Post


Year Team round POS G GS InnOuts PO A E DP TP PB SB CS
1980 Houston Colt .45's NLCS P 1 30 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0
1981 Houston Colt .45's NWDIV P 1 24 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
1987 Minnesota Twins WS P 1 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Pitching


Year Team stint W L G GS CG SHO SV IPouts H ER HR BB SO BAOpp ERA IBB WP HBP BK BFP GF R
1967 Chicago White Stockings 1 10 7 36 22 7 2 0 509 171 63 15 32 77 0.250 3.34 7 1 2 0 706 9 68
1968 Chicago White Stockings 1 14 10 34 29 2 1 2 531 204 85 18 59 65 0.290 4.32 8 3 3 0 769 4 93
1969 Chicago White Stockings 1 0 1 4 3 0 0 0 58 24 8 3 6 7 0.300 3.72 0 0 0 0 86 0 9
1970 Detroit Tigers 1 12 13 38 34 6 2 0 639 221 96 28 72 101 0.260 4.06 4 1 3 0 914 2 107
1971 Detroit Tigers 1 6 7 31 15 0 0 1 367 136 61 13 49 43 0.280 4.49 3 2 2 0 540 5 62
1972 Detroit Tigers 1 3 2 18 7 1 0 1 141 62 20 3 8 24 0.330 3.83 1 2 1 0 199 4 20
1973 Atlanta Braves 1 2 4 20 0 0 0 3 72 23 11 2 11 12 0.270 4.12 1 3 0 0 99 11 11
1974 Atlanta Braves 1 3 2 27 2 0 0 0 129 36 17 5 18 31 0.230 3.56 2 3 2 0 178 9 19
1975 Houston Colt .45's 1 6 4 40 4 1 1 4 264 79 30 3 39 54 0.240 3.07 4 2 2 0 378 21 32
1976 Houston Colt .45's 1 4 8 36 13 0 0 0 354 107 44 8 56 77 0.230 3.36 1 8 1 0 515 5 60
1977 Houston Colt .45's 1 13 8 44 14 9 2 5 542 155 61 14 64 101 0.230 3.04 3 5 1 1 737 12 66
1978 Houston Colt .45's 1 14 14 35 29 10 1 0 608 190 87 13 73 97 0.240 3.86 1 9 9 0 861 2 97
1979 Houston Colt .45's 1 21 11 38 38 11 5 0 791 221 88 17 107 119 0.220 3.00 1 19 7 0 1095 0 102
1980 Houston Colt .45's 1 20 12 37 36 11 2 0 768 268 101 12 79 127 0.270 3.55 3 12 4 0 1096 1 119
1981 Houston Colt .45's 1 9 9 24 24 5 2 0 498 150 52 8 47 77 0.240 2.82 4 7 0 0 676 0 60
1982 Houston Colt .45's 1 17 12 35 35 16 5 0 810 224 74 12 64 130 0.220 2.47 1 19 5 0 1067 0 79
1983 Houston Colt .45's 1 15 14 38 38 9 1 0 791 238 102 15 101 152 0.240 3.48 5 14 3 1 1113 0 115
1984 Houston Colt .45's 1 16 12 38 38 6 1 0 745 223 84 16 89 127 0.240 3.04 4 12 4 1 1027 0 104
1985 New York Highlanders 2 2 1 3 3 0 0 0 37 14 8 3 8 4 0.280 5.84 0 0 0 0 58 0 8
1986 New York Highlanders 1 9 10 25 25 0 0 0 377 139 68 15 63 59 0.270 4.87 3 10 1 1 571 0 84
1987 New York Highlanders 1 3 4 8 8 1 0 0 152 40 20 4 19 30 0.210 3.55 0 0 4 0 211 0 25
1988 Minnesota Twins 1 1 1 5 2 0 0 0 35 16 13 2 9 7 0.320 10.03 0 2 0 3 59 2 13

Pitching Post


Year Team round W L G GS CG SHO SV IPouts H ER HR BB SO BAOpp ERA IBB WP HBP BK BFP GF R SH SF
1980 Houston Colt .45's NLCS 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 30 6 0 0 1 2 0.00 1 0 1 0 39 0 0 0 0
1981 Houston Colt .45's NWDIV 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 24 7 0 0 3 4 0.00 0 0 0 0 34 0 0 1 0
1987 Minnesota Twins WS 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 1 1 0.00 0 0 1 0 9 0 0 0 0

Batting


Year Team stint G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO IBB HBP SH SF
1967 Chicago White Stockings 1 36 46 5 9 2 0 0 11 1 0 1 13 0 0 9 2
1968 Chicago White Stockings 1 34 60 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 23 0 0 9 0
1969 Chicago White Stockings 1 4 5 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0
1970 Detroit Tigers 1 39 66 8 13 3 1 0 7 0 0 7 17 0 0 15 0
1971 Detroit Tigers 1 32 30 5 4 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 9 0 0 6 0
1972 Detroit Tigers 1 18 12 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 1 0
1973 Atlanta Braves 1 20 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
1974 Atlanta Braves 1 27 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0
1975 Houston Colt .45's 1 40 14 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 0
1976 Houston Colt .45's 1 36 27 1 5 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 8 0 0 4 0
1977 Houston Colt .45's 1 44 50 2 7 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 13 0 0 3 0
1978 Houston Colt .45's 1 36 65 6 9 2 0 0 5 0 0 0 18 0 0 9 0
1979 Houston Colt .45's 1 38 83 1 10 2 0 0 4 0 0 2 21 0 0 13 1
1980 Houston Colt .45's 1 37 80 7 22 5 0 0 10 0 0 4 15 0 0 18 0
1981 Houston Colt .45's 1 24 51 1 9 1 0 0 6 0 0 2 10 0 0 11 0
1982 Houston Colt .45's 1 35 89 2 8 2 0 0 5 0 0 1 30 0 0 7 1
1983 Houston Colt .45's 1 38 85 1 8 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 22 0 1 12 0
1984 Houston Colt .45's 1 38 83 4 11 0 0 0 6 0 0 2 21 0 0 11 0
1985 New York Highlanders 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1986 New York Highlanders 1 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1987 New York Highlanders 1 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1988 Minnesota Twins 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Batting Post


Year Team round G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO IBB HBP SH SF
1980 Houston Colt .45's NLCS 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
1981 Houston Colt .45's NWDIV 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1987 Minnesota Twins WS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Awards


Year tie notes
1979

Hall Of Fame


Year votedBy ballots needed votes inducted category
1994 BBWAA 456 342 6 N Player
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