Brother to Hall Of Fame inductee Phil Niekro, Joe put together a lengthy and successful career of his own by perfecting a knuckleball and learning how to cheat.

Name
Joseph Franklin Niekro
Birthday
November 7, 1944
Age
61
Died on
Friday, October 27th, 2006
Famous
Confirmed
Sunday, December 16th, 2001
Also known as
Joe Niekro
Tags
baseball, mlb, pitcher
Joseph Franklin Niekro
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Joe Niekro was never played in a game.

 
 

 

Guess the Stiff!

In his amazing 27-year career, he knocked out more opponents than any other boxer (141), and was the only man to face both Rocky Marciano and Muhammad Ali. Sure, he lost this battle, but look how much softening up it took before Death could count him out.

(d) December 9th, 1998