Autograph Of The Week : Phil Niekro

On Sunday, July 4, 1984, Phil Niekro was playing for the New York Yankees and pitching a game against the Texas Rangers. He struck out five batters that day and became only the ninth member of the elite three-thousand strikeouts club.

"My advice to them (Jim Rice & George Bell) is to DH and play golf." - Larry Parrish
Autograph of the Week

1st Week of July Recipient

Phil Niekro Autograph

Card
1985 Topps

Card Number
40

Pen
Blue Sharpie

Notes
Stats are 16 short of 300th win!



Why a Larry Parrish quote? He was Phil Niekro's victim for strikeout number three-thousand!

Phil Niekro is one of the few pitchers to ever accomplish both three-thousand strikeouts and three-hundred wins !

During Phil Niekro's three-hundredth win, he chose not to throw a single knuckleball until the last batter! He then struck out Jeff Burroughs with three consecutive knuckleballs!

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