Joe Niekro

Joseph Franklin Niekro
Born: November 7, 1944
Martins Ferry, OH USA
Deceased: 2006
Tampa, FL USA
Primary Position: P
All Position(s) Played: P, PH, PR
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 185
College: West Liberty State College
Career: 1967-1988
Minor League Statistics

Joe Niekro compiled a career record of 221 wins and 204 losses in his 706-game career with the Chicago Cubs, San Diego Padres, Detroit Tigers, Atlanta Braves, Houston Astros, New York Yankees and Minnesota Twins. He began playing during the 1967 season and last took the field during the 1988 campaign.


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Pitching:

Year Lg Team W L W% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF
1967NLChicago Cubs107.5883.3436229720169.717168631532777201706
1968NLChicago Cubs1410.5834.3234294212177.020493851859865303769
1969NLChicago Cubs01.0003.7243000019.32498360700086
1969NLSan Diego Padres817.3203.7037316830202.021391831545955004842
1970ALDetroit Tigers1213.4804.0638342620213.02211079628724101301914
1971ALDetroit Tigers67.4624.4931155001122.313662611349343202540
1972ALDetroit Tigers32.6003.83187410147.062202038124102199
1973NLAtlanta Braves24.3334.132001100324.023111121111200399
1974NLAtlanta Braves32.6003.56272900043.0361917518231203178
1975NLHouston Astros64.6003.074042111488.0793230339454202378
1976NLHouston Astros48.3333.3636135000118.01076044856177108515
1977NLHouston Astros138.6193.04441412925180.7155666114643101115737
1978NLHouston Astros1414.5003.86352921010202.719097871373197909861
1979NLHouston Astros2111.6563.00383801150263.72211028817107111970191095
1980NLHouston Astros2012.6253.55373611120256.02681191011279312740121096
1981NLHouston Astros99.5002.8224240520166.01506052847477007676
1982NLHouston Astros1712.5862.47353501650270.022479741264113050191067
1983NLHouston Astros1514.5173.4838380910263.723811510215101515231141113
1984NLHouston Astros1612.5713.0438380610248.3223104841689412741121027
1985NLHouston Astros912.4293.7232320410213.019710088219961175121925
1985ALNew York Yankees21.6675.8433000012.31488380400058
1986ALNew York Yankees910.4744.8725250000125.7139846815633591110571
1987ALNew York Yankees34.4293.5588010050.7402520419030400211
1987ALMinnesota Twins49.3086.261918000096.3115766711450546013444
1988ALMinnesota Twins11.50010.0352200011.7161313290703259
Totals221204.5203.597025009310729163584.0346616201431276126271174765817215166

Batting:

Year Lg Team GP PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB DP HBP SH SF IBB
1967NLChicago Cubs365846592001110113.196.204.239.4431110920
1968NLChicago Cubs34736026000000423.100.156.100.256610900
1969NLChicago Cubs4650110020001.200.200.400.600200100
1969NLSan Diego Padres38635116100200617.118.207.137.344730510
1970ALDetroit Tigers398866813310700717.197.274.273.54718001500
1971ALDetroit Tigers3238305410020029.133.188.167.354500600
1972ALDetroit Tigers1814122310010014.250.308.333.641400100
1973NLAtlanta Braves20330100000001.333.333.333.667100000
1974NLAtlanta Braves27650000000001.000.000.000.000000100
1975NLHouston Astros4018141300000022.214.313.214.527300200
1976NLHouston Astros3632271520110018.185.214.370.5851000400
1977NLHouston Astros44555027000200213.140.173.140.313720300
1978NLHouston Astros36746569200500018.138.138.169.3081120900
1979NLHouston Astros389983110200400221.120.140.145.28412001310
1980NLHouston Astros37102807225001000415.275.310.338.64727201800
1981NLHouston Astros24645119100600210.176.208.196.40410001100
1982NLHouston Astros35988928200500130.090.099.112.2111010710
1983NLHouston Astros38988518200200022.094.105.118.22210111200
1984NLHouston Astros389683411000600221.133.153.133.28511001100
1985NLHouston Astros328068617100600116.250.257.265.52218401010
1985ALNew York Yankees3000000000000000000
1986ALNew York Yankees25000000000000000000
1987ALNew York Yankees8000000000000000000
1987ALMinnesota Twins19000000000000000000
1988ALMinnesota Twins5000000000000000000
Totals7061165973551522611721038262.156.188.188.37618317114760


Fielding:

Year Lg Team Pos GP GS Inn. PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G
1967NLChicago CubsP3622169.71026011.0001.9101.000
1968NLChicago CubsP3429177.3933021.0002.1321.235
1969NLSan Diego PadresP3731202.0192951.9062.1391.297
1969NLChicago CubsP4319.325011.0003.2591.750
1970ALDetroit TigersP3834213.0173511.9812.1971.368
1971ALDetroit TigersP3115122.092511.9712.5081.097
1972ALDetroit TigersP18747.054011.0001.723.500
1973NLAtlanta BravesP20024.025021.0002.625.350
1974NLAtlanta BravesP27243.048011.0002.512.444
1975NLHouston AstrosP40488.0713001.0002.045.500
1976NLHouston AstrosP3613118.091331.8801.678.611
1977NLHouston AstrosP4414180.71131071.0002.092.955
1978NLHouston AstrosP3529202.71821031.0001.7321.114
1979NLHouston AstrosP3838263.71439041.0001.8091.395
1980NLHouston AstrosP3736256.0173722.9641.8981.459
1981NLHouston AstrosP2424166.01123011.0001.8431.417
1982NLHouston AstrosP3535270.0224232.9552.1331.829
1983NLHouston AstrosP3838263.793640.9181.5361.184
1984NLHouston AstrosP3838248.3193925.9672.1021.526
1985NLHouston AstrosP3232213.0143411.9802.0281.500
1985ALNew York YankeesP3312.332001.0003.6491.667
1986ALNew York YankeesP2525125.791312.9571.576.880
1987ALMinnesota TwinsP191896.361111.9441.588.895
1987ALNew York YankeesP8850.75510.9091.7761.250
1988ALMinnesota TwinsP5211.723011.0003.8571.000
Totals7025003584.02535322541.9691.9711.118

Postseason - Pitching:

Year Lg Team Rnd W L W% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF
1980NLHouston AstrosNLCS000.0011000010.0600011210039
1981NLHouston AstrosNWDIV000.001100008.0700030400034
1987ALMinnesota TwinsWS000.001000002.010001011009
Totals000.0032000020.01400051720082

Postseason - Batting:

Year Lg Team Rnd GP PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB DP HBP SH SF IBB
1972ALDetroit TigersALCS1000000000000000000
1980NLHouston AstrosNLCS1330000000001.000.000.000.000000000
1981NLHouston AstrosNWDIV1220000000000.000.000.000.000000000
1987ALMinnesota TwinsWS1000000000000000000
Totals4550000000001.000.000.000.000000000

Postseason - Fielding:

Year Lg Team Rnd Pos GP GS Inn. PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G
1980NLHouston AstrosNLCSP1110.010001.000.9001.000
1981NLHouston AstrosNWDIVP118.001001.0001.1251.000
1987ALMinnesota TwinsWSP102.001001.0004.5001.000
Totals3220.012001.0001.3501.000

Awards

1979 - NL TSN Pitcher of the Year
1979 - NL TSN All-Star RHP




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