Biographical

Portrait of Phil Niekro

Phil Niekro P

Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA
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Birth Date4-1-1939
Height6' 1"
Weight180 lbs
BatsR
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA. (For previous card version with FAIR_RA, click here.)
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
1964 MLN MLB 10 0 15.0 15 7 8 1 .254 103 9.0 4.2 0.6 4.8 77% .279 .266 1.47 4.15 4.80 113 4.73 -0.0
1965 MLN MLB 41 1 74.7 73 26 49 5 .256 106 8.8 3.1 0.6 5.9 67% .264 .236 1.33 3.36 2.89 100 3.97 0.4
1966 ATL MLB 28 0 50.3 48 23 17 4 .260 104 8.6 4.1 0.7 3.0 70% .251 .262 1.41 4.52 4.11 125 5.82 -0.9
1967 ATL MLB 46 20 207.0 164 55 129 9 .265 103 7.1 2.4 0.4 5.6 57% .237 .214 1.06 2.88 1.87 88 3.05 3.4
1968 ATL MLB 37 34 256.7 228 45 140 16 .259 91 8.0 1.6 0.6 4.9 60% .268 .242 1.06 2.85 2.59 94 3.32 2.1
1969 ATL MLB 40 35 284.3 235 57 193 21 .262 103 7.4 1.8 0.7 6.1 60% .247 .219 1.03 2.91 2.56 77 3.33 4.7
1970 ATL MLB 34 32 229.7 222 68 168 40 .264 101 8.7 2.7 1.6 6.6 63% .261 .268 1.26 4.62 4.27 90 3.53 4.0
1971 ATL MLB 42 36 268.7 248 70 173 27 .259 101 8.3 2.3 0.9 5.8 55% .267 .247 1.18 3.38 2.98 88 3.15 4.5
1972 ATL MLB 38 36 282.3 254 53 164 22 .266 103 8.1 1.7 0.7 5.2 52% .257 .238 1.09 2.99 3.06 80 2.68 5.6
1973 ATL MLB 42 30 245.0 214 89 131 21 .260 106 7.9 3.3 0.8 4.8 54% .249 .236 1.24 3.75 3.31 100 3.92 2.5
1974 ATL MLB 41 39 302.3 249 88 195 19 .264 101 7.4 2.6 0.6 5.8 50% .253 .227 1.11 3.05 2.38 82 2.99 6.4
1975 ATL MLB 39 37 275.7 285 72 144 29 .262 102 9.3 2.4 0.9 4.7 54% .283 .262 1.30 3.84 3.20 100 4.15 2.2
1976 ATL MLB 38 37 270.7 249 101 173 18 .260 104 8.3 3.4 0.6 5.8 49% .270 .251 1.29 3.44 3.29 95 3.10 4.9
1977 ATL MLB 44 43 330.3 315 164 262 26 .261 108 8.6 4.5 0.7 7.1 52% .299 .247 1.45 3.73 4.03 85 3.52 6.3
1978 ATL MLB 44 42 334.3 295 102 248 16 .258 108 7.9 2.7 0.4 6.7 49% .277 .227 1.19 2.79 2.88 69 2.75 8.1
1979 ATL MLB 44 44 342.0 311 113 208 41 .256 108 8.2 3.0 1.1 5.5 50% .254 .238 1.24 4.12 3.39 103 3.52 6.5
1980 ATL MLB 40 38 275.0 256 85 176 30 .257 103 8.4 2.8 1.0 5.8 54% .268 .246 1.24 3.84 3.63 95 4.00 3.1
1981 ATL MLB 22 22 139.3 120 56 62 6 .258 100 7.8 3.6 0.4 4.0 48% .252 .241 1.26 3.57 3.10 112 4.17 0.9
1982 ATL MLB 35 35 234.3 225 73 144 23 .255 104 8.6 2.8 0.9 5.5 53% .278 .242 1.27 3.77 3.61 97 3.94 3.1
1983 ATL MLB 34 33 201.7 212 105 128 18 .253 106 9.5 4.7 0.8 5.7 47% .306 .267 1.57 4.16 3.97 117 5.09 0.1
1984 NYA MLB 32 31 215.7 219 76 136 15 .264 94 9.1 3.2 0.6 5.7 49% .297 .261 1.37 3.49 3.09 94 3.90 2.9
1985 NYA MLB 33 33 220.0 203 120 149 29 .265 97 8.3 4.9 1.2 6.1 47% .266 .269 1.47 4.76 4.09 118 4.59 1.7
1986 CLE MLB 34 32 210.3 241 95 81 24 .268 103 10.3 4.1 1.0 3.5 44% .291 .287 1.60 4.95 4.32 115 5.07 0.6
1987 ATL 0 1 1 3.0 6 6 0 0 .271 113 18.0 18.0 0.0 0.0 21% .429 .347 4.00 8.87 15.00 0 0.00 0.0
1987 CLE 0 22 22 123.7 142 53 57 18 .266 102 10.3 3.9 1.3 4.1 44% .289 .283 1.58 5.23 5.89 0 0.00 0.0
1987 TOR 0 3 3 12.0 15 7 7 4 .258 95 11.2 5.2 3.0 5.2 39% .289 .346 1.83 7.79 8.25 0 0.00 0.0
1987 TOT MLB 26 26 138.7 163 66 64 22 .265 102 10.6 4.3 1.4 4.2 43% .293 .291 1.65 5.53 6.30 123 5.76 0.0
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Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
1964 MLN MLB 10 0 15.0 15 7 8 1 .254 103 9.0 4.2 0.6 4.8 77% .279 .266 1.47 4.15 4.80
1965 MLN MLB 41 1 74.7 73 26 49 5 .256 106 8.8 3.1 0.6 5.9 67% .264 .236 1.33 3.36 2.89
1966 ATL MLB 28 0 50.3 48 23 17 4 .260 104 8.6 4.1 0.7 3.0 70% .251 .262 1.41 4.52 4.11
1967 ATL MLB 46 20 207.0 164 55 129 9 .265 103 7.1 2.4 0.4 5.6 57% .237 .214 1.06 2.88 1.87
1968 ATL MLB 37 34 256.7 228 45 140 16 .259 91 8.0 1.6 0.6 4.9 60% .268 .242 1.06 2.85 2.59
1969 ATL MLB 40 35 284.3 235 57 193 21 .262 103 7.4 1.8 0.7 6.1 60% .247 .219 1.03 2.91 2.56
1970 ATL MLB 34 32 229.7 222 68 168 40 .264 101 8.7 2.7 1.6 6.6 63% .261 .268 1.26 4.62 4.27
1971 ATL MLB 42 36 268.7 248 70 173 27 .259 101 8.3 2.3 0.9 5.8 55% .267 .247 1.18 3.38 2.98
1972 ATL MLB 38 36 282.3 254 53 164 22 .266 103 8.1 1.7 0.7 5.2 52% .257 .238 1.09 2.99 3.06
1973 ATL MLB 42 30 245.0 214 89 131 21 .260 106 7.9 3.3 0.8 4.8 54% .249 .236 1.24 3.75 3.31
1974 ATL MLB 41 39 302.3 249 88 195 19 .264 101 7.4 2.6 0.6 5.8 50% .253 .227 1.11 3.05 2.38
1975 ATL MLB 39 37 275.7 285 72 144 29 .262 102 9.3 2.4 0.9 4.7 54% .283 .262 1.30 3.84 3.20
1976 ATL MLB 38 37 270.7 249 101 173 18 .260 104 8.3 3.4 0.6 5.8 49% .270 .251 1.29 3.44 3.29
1977 ATL MLB 44 43 330.3 315 164 262 26 .261 108 8.6 4.5 0.7 7.1 52% .299 .247 1.45 3.73 4.03
1978 ATL MLB 44 42 334.3 295 102 248 16 .258 108 7.9 2.7 0.4 6.7 49% .277 .227 1.19 2.79 2.88
1979 ATL MLB 44 44 342.0 311 113 208 41 .256 108 8.2 3.0 1.1 5.5 50% .254 .238 1.24 4.12 3.39
1980 ATL MLB 40 38 275.0 256 85 176 30 .257 103 8.4 2.8 1.0 5.8 54% .268 .246 1.24 3.84 3.63
1981 ATL MLB 22 22 139.3 120 56 62 6 .258 100 7.8 3.6 0.4 4.0 48% .252 .241 1.26 3.57 3.10
1982 ATL MLB 35 35 234.3 225 73 144 23 .255 104 8.6 2.8 0.9 5.5 53% .278 .242 1.27 3.77 3.61
1983 ATL MLB 34 33 201.7 212 105 128 18 .253 106 9.5 4.7 0.8 5.7 47% .306 .267 1.57 4.16 3.97
1984 NYA MLB 32 31 215.7 219 76 136 15 .264 94 9.1 3.2 0.6 5.7 49% .297 .261 1.37 3.49 3.09
1985 NYA MLB 33 33 220.0 203 120 149 29 .265 97 8.3 4.9 1.2 6.1 47% .266 .269 1.47 4.76 4.09
1986 CLE MLB 34 32 210.3 241 95 81 24 .268 103 10.3 4.1 1.0 3.5 44% .291 .287 1.60 4.95 4.32
1987 ATL MLB 1 1 3.0 6 6 0 0 .271 113 18.0 18.0 0.0 0.0 21% .429 .347 4.00 8.87 15.00
1987 CLE MLB 22 22 123.7 142 53 57 18 .266 102 10.3 3.9 1.3 4.1 44% .289 .283 1.58 5.23 5.89
1987 TOR MLB 3 3 12.0 15 7 7 4 .258 95 11.2 5.2 3.0 5.2 39% .289 .346 1.83 7.79 8.25

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
1982-03-31 1982-04-23 15-DL 23 14 - Lower Leg Inflammation Achilles Tendon - -

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BP Articles

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The BP Wayback Machine: The Old You're In, You're OutJoe Sheehan2014-01-10
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BP Unfiltered: ERA, Falling SlowlyAndrew Koo2013-07-25
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The Week in Quotes: January 28-February 3Pete Barrett2013-02-04
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The BP Wayback Machine: What is a Deadline Trade Worth?, Part 1Steven Goldman2012-07-27
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The Lineup Card: 10 Mr. AlmostsBaseball Prospectus2012-05-24
Prospectus Hit and Run: Sizzling StartsJay Jaffe2012-04-18
The BP Broadside: My Seven Days of Nervous Baseball and Other StoriesSteven Goldman2012-02-01
Prospectus Hit and Run: The Golden Era Ballot for the Hall of FameJay Jaffe2011-11-22
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-01-11 14:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think some writers will hold a grudge against Glavine next year due to his imput on the 1994 Major League Baseball strike and drug testing as a players' union representative ?
(19braves77 from Pensacola. FL)
I voiced this opinion last night on Twitter. I think there's something to it, if you go back and look at the low votes for Ted Simmons, Joe Torre and more recently David Cone. Curt Schilling, a JAWS-approved candidate, himself noted that he felt his low vote share (38.8%) in part reflected his activity as a player representative who didn't do enough to combat PEDs during his time. For once, I agree with him.

Will it be enough to keep Glavine out? Possibly on the first ballot given the crowd of candidates, the tenor of the electorate, and the precedent of not all 300-game winners making it on the first try (Gaylord Perry, Don Sutton and Phil Niekro had to wait). He'll get his plaque eventually, though. (Jay Jaffe on the Hall of Fame)
2011-11-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)Watching Jose Bautista become a superstar at 29 got me wondering - which players in the HoF were the most unlikely to have been considered worthy at that age?
(dtwhite from Toronto)
That's a very good question ripe for a January column. Offhand, I'd say Dazzy Vance (0-4, 4.91 ERA) is the heavyweight champion - he didn't win his first game until age 31. Phil Niekro had 31 wins at that point in his career, too. (Jay Jaffe)
2009-03-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is it a reach to expect 180 innings from Randy Johnson this year?
(Steve Culver from NY)
Probably. The list of pitchers to throw that many innings at his age is rather short (just five), and he hasn't exactly been Mr. Healthy in the recent past. Most of the pitchers to show any durability at this age were knuckleballers -- of the five seasons I just mentioned, three were by Phil Niekro, one by Charlie Hough, one by Jamie Moyer... The thing with Randy is that he's such a historical outlier, physiologically speaking, that predictions are tough to make. Niekro obviously isn't an acceptable comp. (Steven Goldman)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2009-10-15 17:00:002009 NLCS Game One (Phillies/Dodgers)I know it's not really what you meant, Joe, but Phil Niekro won 264 games after pitching in the 1969 NLCS. He was 30 at the time. (Steven Goldman)