Phil Niekro’s catchers tell the story about the “Classic Knuckleball Pitcher”

Phil Niekro’s catchers are saying goodbye…. from Steve Hummer, at the Atlanta Journal and Constitution If anyone should tell the story of Phil Niekro and the pitch that made him a Braves folk hero, it’s rightly those former teammates on the receiving end of his dancing knuckleball. Niekro’s catchers made up a fraternity charged with… Continue reading Phil Niekro’s catchers tell the story about the “Classic Knuckleball Pitcher”

The True Knuckleball Artist, Phil “Knucksie” Niekro has died:Atlanta Braves Hall of Fame pitcher gone at age 81(Phil Niekro brought his baseball team to Greensboro’s War Memorial Stadium)

Rest In Peace, Knucksie ?? pic.twitter.com/61G6oZ7Z6a — Atlanta Braves (@Braves) December 27, 2020 from www.espn.com: Phil Niekro, a pitcher who used his signature knuckleball to fool generations of hitters and craft a Hall of Fame career, died Saturday night in his sleep after a long battle with cancer, the Atlanta Braves announced Sunday. He was… Continue reading The True Knuckleball Artist, Phil “Knucksie” Niekro has died:Atlanta Braves Hall of Fame pitcher gone at age 81(Phil Niekro brought his baseball team to Greensboro’s War Memorial Stadium)