October 28, 2006

Joe Niekro dies at the age of 61: Not as well know as his brother, Phil, Joe died of a brain aneurysm Friday.

posted by kidrayter2005 to baseball at 08:12 AM - 5 comments


posted by scully at 10:48 AM on October 28, 2006

I grew up in Wrigley field in the early to mid-60's,and had many chances to watch the Niekro brothers do their thing.They could beat you with their arms and with their bats as well.The tear in my eye reminds me well of their pitching-----Not a dry ball in the house. Bye Joe,I hope you are "safe at home"

posted by Tubby Fan at 11:02 AM on October 28, 2006

Sad news. I feel bad for his son. And the rest of his family.

posted by fenriq at 11:45 AM on October 28, 2006

I bet Joe had a chance to offer up many old stories the past week, what with the Kenny Rogers episode. RIP

posted by mjkredliner at 05:58 PM on October 28, 2006

I was at the game where they found the nail file in his back pocket, much ado about nothing, he routinely filed his nails in the dugout as it helped him control that wicked knuckleball. He will be sorely missed.

posted by Lashlarue at 06:45 PM on October 28, 2006

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