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!

This guy was the greatest. Unlike any other televangelist, he came across as a psycho college professor, unkempt and ranting, possibly on drugs. Sometimes he played sax. Once, when he was upset about the paucity of donations, we watched him smoke an entire cigar, without saying a word, for twenty minutes. This was late-night UHF programming at its most riveting, folks, and Dr. Gene will be missed.

(d) February 21st, 2005