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Former Braves Great (and Yankee) Phil Niekro Passes Away

Phil Niekro, a member of the Baseball Hall-of-Fame, who spent 24 years in the Major Leagues and won 314 games, passed away today.

Niekro spent two seasons (1984 and 1985) in pinstripes winning 16 games both years.

Niekro won his 300th game while pitching for the Yankees.

Rest in Peace Knucksie!


The baseball world has lost a ton of great and memorable players in 2020.

This list includes the following Hall-of-Famers (in addition to Niekro):

Whitey Ford

Bob Gibson

Tom Seaver

Al Kaline

Lou Brock

Joe Morgan

and the following members of the Yankees family:

Don Larsen

Tony Fernandez

Jim Wynn

Damaso Garcia

Matt Keough

Bob Watson

Claudell Washington

Mike McCormick

Horace Clarke

Jay Johnstone

Lindy McDaniel

Phil Linz

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