Phil Niekro Stats

Phil Niekro was born on Saturday, April 1, 1939, in Blaine, Ohio. Niekro was 25 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 15, 1964, with the Milwaukee Braves. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Phil Niekro baseball stats page.

" Rick Monday , Dodger outfielder, on Braves Pitcher Phil Niekro's baffling knuckleball: 'It actually giggles at you as it goes by.'" - Sports Illustrated (August 1, 1983, 'They Said It', Page 14)
Phil Niekro

Phil 'Knucksie' Niekro Autograph on a 1985 Topps Baseball Card (#40 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1985top06' title='1985 Topps Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)
Phil 'Knucksie' Niekro Autograph on a 1985 Topps Baseball Card (#40 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
Philip Henry Niekro
Nickname:
Knucksie or Phil
Born On:
04-01-1939  (Aries)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Blaine, Ohio
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Bridgeport High School (Bridgeport, OH)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-01
Player Weight Chart Weight:
180
First Game:
04-15-1964 (Age 25)
Last Game:
09-27-1987
Draft:
Not Applicable / Signing Bonus = $250
Phil Niekro

Phil Niekro Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
1964 25 Braves 10 0 2 0 0 .000 4.80 0 0 0 15.0 66 15 8 10 1 7 0 8 1 1 0 -
1965 26 Braves 41 1 21 2 3 .400 2.89 0 0 6 74.2 324 73 24 32 5 26 3 49 9 3 0 -
1966 27 Braves 28 0 10 4 3 .571 4.11 0 0 2 50.1 224 48 23 32 4 23 5 17 3 2 0 -
1967 28 Braves 46 20 20 11 9 .550 1.87 10 1 9 207.0 827 164 43 64 9 55 3 129 19 7 1 -
1968 29 Braves 37 34 3 14 12 .538 2.59 15 5 2 257.0 1,019 228 74 83 16 45 3 140 16 5 3 -
1969 30 Braves 40 35 4 23 13 .639 2.56 21 4 1 284.1 1,143 235 81 93 21 57 7 193 15 5 0 -
1970 31 Braves 34 32 1 12 18 .400 4.27 10 3 0 229.2 980 222 109 124 40 68 2 168 6 6 2 -
1971 32 Braves 42 36 4 15 14 .517 2.98 18 4 2 268.2 1,101 248 89 112 27 70 6 173 8 3 1 -
1972 33 Braves 38 36 1 16 12 .571 3.06 17 1 0 282.1 1,150 254 96 112 22 53 3 164 10 5 3 -
1973 34 Braves 42 30 7 13 10 .565 3.31 9 1 4 245.0 1,023 214 90 103 21 89 4 131 11 5 0 -
1974 35 Braves 41 39 1 20 13 .606 2.38 18 6 1 302.1 1,219 249 80 91 19 88 3 195 6 6 4 -
1975 36 Braves 39 37 2 15 15 .500 3.20 13 1 0 275.2 1,160 285 98 115 29 72 3 144 15 11 2 -
1976 37 Braves 38 37 1 17 11 .607 3.29 10 2 0 270.2 1,157 249 99 116 18 101 7 173 14 8 4 -
1977 38 Braves 44 43 1 16 20 .444 4.03 20 2 0 330.1 1,428 315 148 166 26 164 12 262 17 8 3 -
1978 39 Braves 44 42 1 19 18 .514 2.88 22 4 1 334.1 1,389 295 107 129 16 102 5 248 11 13 3 -
1979 40 Braves 44 44 0 21 20 .512 3.39 23 1 0 342.0 1,436 311 129 160 41 113 8 208 18 11 4 -
1980 41 Braves 40 38 2 15 18 .455 3.63 11 3 1 275.0 1,137 256 111 119 30 85 3 176 9 3 1 -
1981 42 Braves 22 22 0 7 7 .500 3.10 3 3 0 139.1 578 120 48 56 6 56 2 62 2 1 0 -
1982 43 Braves 35 35 0 17 4 .810 3.61 4 2 0 234.1 969 225 94 106 23 73 1 144 4 3 1 -
1983 44 Braves 34 33 0 11 10 .524 3.97 2 0 0 201.2 888 212 89 94 18 105 3 128 6 2 3 -
1984 45 Yankees 32 31 1 16 8 .667 3.09 5 1 0 215.2 916 219 74 85 15 76 0 136 2 3 0 -
1985 46 Yankees 33 33 0 16 12 .571 4.09 7 1 0 220.0 955 203 100 110 29 120 1 149 5 2 2 -
1986 47 Indians 34 32 1 11 11 .500 4.32 5 0 0 210.1 951 241 101 126 24 95 1 81 9 6 2 -
1987 48 Indians 22 22 0 7 11 .389 5.89 2 0 0 123.2 561 142 81 83 18 53 1 57 9 4 2 -
1987 48 Blue Jays 3 3 0 0 2 .000 8.25 0 0 0 12.0 56 15 11 11 4 7 0 7 1 0 1 -
1987 48 Braves 1 1 0 0 0 .000 15.00 0 0 0 3.0 20 6 5 5 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
24 Years 864 716 83 318 274 .537 3.35 245 45 29 5,404.1 22,677 5,044 2,012 2,337 482 1,809 86 3,342 226 123 42 -
Phil Niekro

Phil Niekro Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1964 25 Braves 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1965 26 Braves 42 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 .100 .100 .100
1966 27 Braves 28 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 3 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1967 28 Braves 46 57 4 7 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 16 6 0 2 2 .123 .167 .158
1968 29 Braves 37 77 3 8 1 0 2 0 7 0 0 22 18 0 0 0 .104 .104 .195
1969 30 Braves 40 95 11 20 4 0 0 0 7 2 0 21 9 0 0 1 .211 .227 .253
1970 31 Braves 34 79 5 12 0 0 1 0 3 2 0 17 6 1 0 1 .152 .171 .190
1971 32 Braves 42 92 3 14 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 20 7 1 1 0 .152 .160 .163
1972 33 Braves 38 93 7 18 1 0 1 0 4 1 0 22 11 1 2 2 .194 .216 .237
1973 34 Braves 42 82 3 10 4 0 1 0 2 1 0 26 7 0 1 4 .122 .143 .207
1974 35 Braves 41 104 5 20 2 0 0 0 11 3 0 18 9 1 1 1 .192 .220 .212
1975 36 Braves 39 99 5 17 2 1 0 0 10 1 0 18 4 2 0 1 .172 .176 .212
1976 37 Braves 38 94 5 18 3 0 1 0 12 0 0 8 9 1 1 3 .191 .198 .255
1977 38 Braves 44 109 2 19 1 0 0 0 7 0 0 15 12 1 1 3 .174 .180 .183
1978 39 Braves 45 120 5 27 4 0 0 0 10 3 0 25 4 1 1 3 .225 .248 .258
1979 40 Braves 44 123 10 24 6 0 0 0 12 1 0 19 7 1 2 1 .195 .213 .244
1980 41 Braves 40 90 2 12 5 0 0 0 5 1 0 19 5 0 0 2 .133 .143 .189
1981 42 Braves 22 52 1 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 11 3 0 0 0 .077 .077 .077
1982 43 Braves 35 87 6 17 4 0 1 0 7 0 0 16 3 1 0 4 .195 .193 .276
1983 44 Braves 34 65 3 12 2 0 0 0 5 1 0 12 6 1 0 7 .185 .194 .215
1984 45 Yankees 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1985 46 Yankees 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1986 47 Indians 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1987 48 Indians 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1987 48 Blue Jays 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1987 48 Braves 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
24 Years 866 1,537 80 260 42 1 7 0 109 17 0 314 129 12 12 35 .169 .183 .211
Phil Niekro

Phil Niekro Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1964 Braves P 10 0 45 2 0.2 2 0 2 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.20
1965 Braves P 41 1 224 24 0.6 23 6 17 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .958 2.77
1966 Braves P 28 0 151 20 0.7 20 2 18 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.58
1967 Braves P 46 20 621 54 1.2 50 10 40 4 4 n/a n/a n/a .926 2.17
1968 Braves P 37 34 771 81 2.2 77 18 59 4 4 n/a n/a n/a .951 2.70
1969 Braves P 40 35 853 78 2.0 75 24 51 3 4 n/a n/a n/a .962 2.37
1970 Braves P 34 32 689 53 1.6 52 14 38 1 4 n/a n/a n/a .981 2.04
1971 Braves P 42 36 806 65 1.5 63 19 44 2 6 n/a n/a n/a .969 2.11
1972 Braves P 38 36 847 70 1.8 66 26 40 4 4 n/a n/a n/a .943 2.10
1973 Braves P 42 30 735 75 1.8 71 30 41 4 4 n/a n/a n/a .947 2.61
1974 Braves P 41 39 907 64 1.6 64 22 42 0 3 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.91
1975 Braves P 39 37 827 62 1.6 62 21 41 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.02
1976 Braves P 38 37 812 62 1.6 60 19 41 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .968 2.00
1977 Braves P 44 43 991 71 1.6 71 20 51 0 5 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.93
1978 Braves P 44 42 1,003 84 1.9 82 17 65 2 4 n/a n/a n/a .976 2.21
1979 Braves P 44 44 1,026 88 2.0 87 31 56 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .989 2.29
1980 Braves P 40 38 825 59 1.5 58 18 40 1 6 n/a n/a n/a .983 1.90
1981 Braves P 22 22 418 32 1.5 32 10 22 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.07
1982 Braves P 35 35 703 57 1.6 56 18 38 1 4 n/a n/a n/a .982 2.15
1983 Braves P 34 33 605 44 1.3 42 15 27 2 6 n/a n/a n/a .955 1.87
1984 Yankees P 32 31 647 50 1.6 49 13 36 1 4 n/a n/a n/a .980 2.04
1985 Yankees P 33 33 660 31 0.9 31 11 20 0 5 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.27
1986 Indians P 34 32 631 45 1.3 41 9 32 4 2 n/a n/a n/a .911 1.75
1987 Indians P 22 22 371 29 1.3 29 12 17 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.11
1987 Blue Jays P 3 3 36 1 0.3 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.75
1987 Braves P 1 1 9 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
P Totals 864 716 16,213 1,301 1.5 1,264 386 878 37 83 n/a n/a n/a .972 2.10
24 Years 864 716 16,213 1,301 1.5 1,264 386 878 37 83 n/a n/a n/a .972 2.10
Phil Niekro

Phil Niekro Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1964 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.14 4.80 4.20
1965 Braves 0 0 .000 0 1 n/a 0.0 3.3 0.0 1.88 5.91 3.13
1966 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.3 0.0 0.74 3.04 4.11
1967 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.6 28.5 2.35 5.61 2.39
1968 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 38.5 3.5 11.0 3.11 4.90 1.58
1969 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.5 13.6 3.39 6.11 1.80
1970 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 79.0 4.6 26.3 2.47 6.58 2.66
1971 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.6 23.0 2.47 5.80 2.34
1972 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 93.0 4.2 23.3 3.09 5.23 1.69
1973 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 82.0 3.2 41.0 1.47 4.81 3.27
1974 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 5.8 9.5 2.22 5.80 2.62
1975 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 5.5 9.9 2.00 4.70 2.35
1976 Braves 0 1 .000 0 0 n/a 94.0 11.8 7.8 1.71 5.75 3.36
1977 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 7.3 15.6 1.60 7.14 4.47
1978 Braves 0 0 .000 1 0 n/a 0.0 4.8 12.0 2.43 6.68 2.75
1979 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 6.5 10.3 1.84 5.47 2.97
1980 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.7 18.0 2.07 5.76 2.78
1981 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.7 52.0 1.11 4.00 3.62
1982 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 87.0 5.4 12.4 1.97 5.53 2.80
1983 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 5.4 13.0 1.22 5.71 4.69
1984 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.79 5.68 3.17
1985 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.24 6.10 4.91
1986 Indians 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.85 3.47 4.06
1987 Indians 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.08 4.15 3.86
1987 Blue Jays 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.00 5.25 5.25
1987 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.00 0.00 18.00
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
24 Years 0 1 .000 1 1 0 219.6 4.9 14.1 1.85 5.57 3.01
Phil Niekro

Phil Niekro Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1964 Milwaukee Braves 35 Undetermined - -
1965 Milwaukee Braves 35 Undetermined - -
1966 Atlanta Braves 35 Undetermined - -
1967 Atlanta Braves 35 Undetermined - -
1968 Atlanta Braves 35 Undetermined - -
1969 Atlanta Braves 35 Undetermined Stats -
1970 Atlanta Braves 35 Undetermined - -
1971 Atlanta Braves 35 Undetermined - -
1972 Atlanta Braves 35 Undetermined - -
1973 Atlanta Braves 35 Undetermined - -
1974 Atlanta Braves 35 Undetermined - -
1975 Atlanta Braves 35 $100,000.00 Stats -
1976 Atlanta Braves 35 $110,000.00 - -
1977 Atlanta Braves 35 $110,000.00 - -
1978 Atlanta Braves 35 $302,500.00 Stats -
1979 Atlanta Braves 35 $302,500.00 - -
1980 Atlanta Braves 35 $1,042,667.00 - -
1981 Atlanta Braves 35 $1,325,367.00 - -
1982 Atlanta Braves 35 $1,259,166.00 Stats -
1983 Atlanta Braves 35 $800,000.00 - -
1984 New York Yankees 35 $550,000.00 Stats -
1985 New York Yankees 35 $600,000.00 - -
1986 Cleveland Indians 35 $300,000.00 - -
1987 Cleveland Indians 35 $193,400.00 - -
1987 Toronto Blue Jays 35 "     " - -
1987 Atlanta Braves 35 "     " - -


Did you know that only three pitchers in history have won more than one-hundred games after turning forty and one of them is Phil Niekro? The other two are Jamie Moyer (105 wins after turning 40) and Jack Quinn (103 wins after turning 40). Of the three, only Nuck tossed a gem and Baseball Almanac is honored to present this exclusive description of that Phil Niekro no-hitter researched and written by author Rich Westcott ( RichWestcott.com / Rich Westcott Books ), original text from No-Hitters (McFarland, 02/15/2000, 'Phil Niekro', Page 281):

Phil Niekro No Hitter (Box Score: 08-05-1973 )

Although he pitched until he was 48 years old, Phil Niekro was already 34 when he became the first Atlanta Braves moundsman ever to toss a no-hitter. He did it before a scant crowd of 8,748 on a hot Sunday August 5 afternoon against the sixth place San Diego Padres at Atlanta Stadium. Niekro took a 10-5 record into the battle against Steve Arlin .

Niekro struck out four and walked three for the fifth place Braves . Only six balls were hit out of the infield, and five of them were caught by left fielder Mike Lum . Shortstop Marty Perez and third baseman Darrell Evans made errors.

Niekro started strongly, retiring the first seven Padres he faced. He got Dwain Anderson on a grounder to second leading off the first. Johnny Grubb fouled out behind the plate and Dave Roberts bounced out to shortstop to conclude the inning.

The first Padres to reach base came with one out in the third when Perez threw high to first after fielding a grounder by Rich Morales . Arlin and Anderson , however, both popped out.

An inning later, Roberts reached first with one out after Evans threw away his grounder. He, too, was stranded at first when Niekro retired Nate Colbert and Clarence Gaston on fly balls.

Niekro walked his first batter of the game in the sixth when he issued a one-out pass to Dwain Anderson . Grubb followed with a fly out to left and Roberts popped out to first.

The Padres had Niekro in some hot water in the seventh. Colbert walked leading off the inning, but was forced at second on Gaston's bouncer to Perez . After Gene Locklear popped out to short, Niekro walked Pat Corrales . Morales then hit a twisting grounder off the end of his bat that first baseman Frank Tepedino fielded moving to his right, and lobbed the ball to Niekro at the bag to end the inning.

By this time, the Braves had given Niekro a seemingly insurmountable lead. After Ralph Garr doubled and scored on Evans ' sacrifice fly in the first, Dusty Baker's two-run single with the bases loaded gave the Braves a 3-0 lead in the third. Garr doubled and came home on Lum's single in the fourth, after which Atlanta put the game out of reach with a four-run sixth that featured Paul Casanova's inside-the-park home run and Tepedino's two-run single.

Pinch-hitter Dave Winfield gave Niekro a momentary scare when he drilled a hard liner leading off the eighth. The ball, however, went right to second baseman Chuck Goggin for an easy out. Niekro then retired both Anderson and Grubb on swinging third strikes.

Niekro finished with a flourish against the heart of the Padres' batting order. He struck out Roberts to start the ninth. Colbert tapped an easy grounder to Tepedino at first for the second out. Gaston followed by grounding out to Evans at third.

Niekro finished the season with a 13-10 record.

Phil Niekro
Phil Niekro No-Hitter ( Box Score ) | The Arizona Republic | August 6, 1973 | Page C-1
In 1964, Phil Niekro made his debut, appeared in 10 games, threw the knuckeball all year, but did not get a decision. On October 6,1985 , after 20 years of throwing the knuckleball, more than 800 games throwing the knuckleball, and racking up 299 career wins throwing the knuckleball, Knucksie decided to not throw the knuckleball:

Niekro Gets 300th Win--a Shutout of Blue Jays

And for 26 outs Sunday, on his way to an 8-0 victory over Toronto, Phil Niekro, the knuckleballer, simply became Phil Niekro the pitcher. He threw curveballs, slip pitches, fastballs and screwballs. And for 8 innings, the Blue Jays could not touch him.

Then, on the threshold of the milestone only 18 other pitchers have achieved, sentiment took over, and the need to prove that he could win without the knuckler lost out.

"As hard as it may seem, I threw three knuckleballs, and that's when Jeff Burroughs (the final batter) came up to the plate," Phil Niekro said. "I figured if there's anyway I'm going to win my 300th game by striking the guy out, I was going to do it with the pitch that won the first game for me."

So, after Burroughs took a fastball for a strike, he got three butterflies. He took the first for a ball and the second for a strike. Then the Toronto designated hitter swung through the third knuckleball, giving Niekro the milestone victory that had eluded him for four starts.

"I can't say it (winning 300 games) has never been done before because it has been," Niekro said. "I think the main thing is that it does show that you don't have to throw the ball 95 m.p.h. or have a Dwight Gooden curveball to win in the big leagues. As you know, the knuckleball was taught to me by my father, and I've thrown it my whole career. Maybe it will set an example for some people who don't have that ability to throw the fastball or curveball. If you do have a pitch that you can get over the plate, you can win."

Source: The Los Angeles Times, 10/07/1985, Claire Smith ( Source ).

Phil Niekro Hall of Fame Plaque
Phil Niekro | National Baseball Hall of Fame Plaque | Class of 1997 ( HOF )
Knucksie's 318 career victories ( 300 Wins Club ) are the most by any knuckleball pitcher in Major League history, his 3,342 career strikeouts ( 3,000 Strikeouts Clubs ) are also the most by any knuckleball pitcher in Major League history and the Niekro family (Phil and Joe ) have 539 total wins, the most combined wins by brothers in baseball history.

Phil Niekro was one of thirty-seven men to take the field for the 1965 Milwaukee Braves , the last year they existed (1953-1965) before moving to Atlanta. When Knucksie hung up his cleats in 1987, he was the last active player from the former team .

Phil Niekro, on July 29, 1977 , joined the 4 Strikeouts in 1 Inning "club" - the first (known / located) instance by a Braves pitcher. Those who made it possible were: Dave Parker (K#1), Bill Robinson (K#2), Al Oliver (2B), Rennie Stennett (K#3, but reached base when the ball got away from catcher Biff Pocoroba ), then Omar Moreno (K#4).

Phil Niekro won his first Gold Glove in 1978, the first ever by an Atlanta Braves pitcher. He won five total (1979, 1980, 1982, 1983) ) in a Braves uniform setting several additional records / franchise firsts; marks that stood until Greg Maddux won thirteen in a row with the team (1992-2002).

Phil Niekro won 21 games and lost 20 while pitching for the 1979 Atlanta Braves . The last National League pitcher with at least 20 wins and 20 losses in the same season was Irv Young , 20 wins, 21 losses, who pitched for the 1905 Boston Beaneaters !

Phil Niekro struck out Bobby Brown on September 30, 1983 , his 2,912th strikeout while wearing a Braves uniform - the most in franchise history. On August 19, 2007 , John Smoltz struck out twelve Diamondbacks and tied, then broke, the Braves ' career strikeout leader mark. The duo remain first and second still to this day.

Phil Niekro threw a shutout on October 6, 1985 , at the age of 46 years / 188 days. Why mention the days? Because Satchel Paige held the record for oldest pitcher in Major League history to throw a shutout when he tossed two in 1952, the last being on September 20, 1952 , Satchel was 46 years / 75 days old. [Note: On May 7, 2010 , Jamie Moyer broke the record once held by Paige and broken by Niekro when he threw a shutout when he was 47 years / 170 days old!]

Last-Modified: August 21, 2018 10:52 AM EST

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