Astros | J. Niekro dies
ESPN.com reports former Houston Astros SP Joe Niekro died Friday, Oct. 27 at the age of 61. Niekro, the franchise leader in wins, is the brother of Hall of Fame SP Phil Niekro and the father of San Francisco Giants 1B Lance Niekro. Joe Niekro was 221-204 in his 22-year career and was 144-166 with the Astros from 1975 until the middle of 1985, when he was traded to the New York Yankees. Joe Niekro and his brother Phil had 539 combined wins, making them the most successful brother combination in baseball history. Niekro reportedly developed a brain aneurysm Thursday, Oct. 26 and died Friday. KFFL sends their condolences to his family and friends.
2006-10-27 19:47:39 | Source:
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