Joe Niekro

Joe Niekro

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Joe Niekro MLB Career Stats

W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
221-204 3.59 3584.0 1747 1.32

Joe Niekro Bio

  • Full Name: Joseph Franklin Niekro
  • Born: 11/7/1944 in Martins Ferry, OH
  • Draft: 1966, Cleveland Indians, 7th rd. (84th overall)
  • Debut: April 16, 1967
  • Ret., Final Game: 4/29/1988
  • Died: 10/27/2006 in Tampa, FL
  • Relationship(s): brother of Phil Niekro, father of Lance Niekro
Year W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
MLB Career Stats 221 204 3.59 702 500 16 3584.0 1747 1.32

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Joe Niekro Advanced Stats

Awards

Joe Niekro Awards

World Series Championship

  • 1987: Minnesota (AL)

NL All-Star

  • 1979: Houston (NL)

Astros Most Valuable Player

  • 1979: Houston (NL)
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Joe Niekro Leaderboards

Earned Run Average

  • 1977: 3.04 (8th in NL)
  • 1979: 3.00 (5th in NL)
  • 1980: 3.55 (20th in NL)
  • 1981: 2.82 (12th in NL)
  • 1982: 2.47 (2nd in NL)
  • 1983: 3.48 (18th in NL)
  • 1984: 3.04 (12th in NL)

Wins

  • 1968: 14 (13th in NL)
  • 1970: 12 (21st in AL)
  • 1977: 13 (18th in NL)
  • 1978: 14 (14th in NL)
  • 1979: 21 (1st in NL)
  • 1980: 20 (2nd in NL)
  • 1981: 9 (13th in NL)
  • 1982: 17 (5th in NL)
  • 1983: 15 (6th in NL)
  • 1984: 16 (4th in NL)

Strikeouts

  • 1979: 119 (17th in NL)
  • 1980: 127 (14th in NL)
  • 1981: 77 (18th in NL)
  • 1982: 130 (20th in NL)
  • 1983: 152 (9th in NL)
  • 1984: 127 (23rd in NL)
  • 1985: 117 (25th in NL)

Saves

  • 1977: 5 (25th in NL)

WHIP

  • 1967: 1.20 (20th in NL)
  • 1977: 1.21 (9th in NL)
  • 1979: 1.24 (18th in NL)
  • 1980: 1.36 (25th in NL)
  • 1981: 1.19 (15th in NL)
  • 1982: 1.07 (2nd in NL)
  • 1983: 1.29 (19th in NL)
  • 1984: 1.26 (18th in NL)

Batting Average Against

  • 1977: .237 (8th in NL)
  • 1978: .248 (17th in NL)
  • 1979: .228 (4th in NL)
  • 1980: .270 (24th in NL)
  • 1981: .243 (17th in NL)
  • 1982: .229 (5th in NL)
  • 1983: .241 (9th in NL)
  • 1984: .241 (12th in NL)
  • 1985: .247 (18th in NL)

Games Started

  • 1969: 34 (20th in NL)
  • 1970: 34 (17th in AL)
  • 1979: 38 (3rd in NL)
  • 1980: 36 (6th in NL)
  • 1981: 24 (4th in NL)
  • 1982: 35 (6th in NL)
  • 1983: 38 (1st in NL)
  • 1984: 38 (1st in NL)
  • 1985: 32 (21st in NL)

Complete Games

  • 1967: 7 (23rd in NL)
  • 1969: 8 (24th in NL)
  • 1970: 6 (22nd in AL)
  • 1977: 9 (8th in NL)
  • 1978: 10 (11th in NL)
  • 1979: 11 (6th in NL)
  • 1980: 11 (3rd in NL)
  • 1981: 5 (9th in NL)
  • 1982: 16 (3rd in NL)
  • 1983: 9 (4th in NL)
  • 1984: 6 (12th in NL)
  • 1985: 4 (25th in NL)

Shutouts

  • 1967: 2 (18th in NL)
  • 1969: 3 (14th in NL)
  • 1970: 2 (10th in AL)
  • 1977: 2 (9th in NL)
  • 1979: 5 (1st in NL)
  • 1980: 2 (14th in NL)
  • 1981: 2 (10th in NL)
  • 1982: 5 (2nd in NL)
  • 1984: 1 (19th in NL)
  • 1985: 1 (24th in NL)

Innings Pitched

  • 1969: 221.1 (25th in NL)
  • 1970: 213.0 (25th in AL)
  • 1979: 263.2 (3rd in NL)
  • 1980: 256.0 (5th in NL)
  • 1981: 166.0 (5th in NL)
  • 1982: 270.0 (4th in NL)
  • 1983: 263.2 (4th in NL)
  • 1984: 248.1 (3rd in NL)
  • 1985: 213.0 (21st in NL)

Strikeouts per Nine Innings

  • 1967: 4.08 (4th in NL)
  • 1968: 3.31 (1st in NL)
  • 1969: 2.52 (1st in NL)
  • 1970: 4.27 (7th in AL)
  • 1977: 5.03 (14th in NL)
  • 1978: 4.31 (15th in NL)
  • 1979: 4.06 (12th in NL)
  • 1980: 4.46 (18th in NL)
  • 1981: 4.17 (10th in NL)
  • 1982: 4.33 (9th in NL)
  • 1983: 5.19 (17th in NL)
  • 1984: 4.60 (9th in NL)
  • 1985: 4.94 (14th in NL)

Strikeout/Walk Ratio

  • 1967: 2.41 (17th in NL)
  • 1968: 1.10 (1st in NL)
  • 1969: 1.22 (5th in NL)
  • 1970: 1.40 (8th in AL)
  • 1977: 1.58 (10th in NL)
  • 1978: 1.33 (11th in NL)
  • 1979: 1.11 (5th in NL)
  • 1980: 1.61 (14th in NL)
  • 1981: 1.64 (19th in NL)
  • 1982: 2.03 (24th in NL)
  • 1983: 1.50 (13th in NL)
  • 1984: 1.43 (11th in NL)
  • 1985: 1.18 (3rd in NL)

Bases on Balls

  • 1968: 59 (21st in NL)
  • 1978: 73 (15th in NL)
  • 1979: 107 (3rd in NL)
  • 1980: 79 (10th in NL)
  • 1981: 47 (19th in NL)
  • 1982: 64 (20th in NL)
  • 1983: 101 (4th in NL)
  • 1984: 89 (7th in NL)
  • 1985: 99 (5th in NL)

Hits

  • 1968: 204 (20th in NL)
  • 1969: 237 (13th in NL)
  • 1970: 221 (19th in AL)
  • 1979: 221 (15th in NL)
  • 1980: 268 (2nd in NL)
  • 1981: 150 (7th in NL)
  • 1982: 224 (11th in NL)
  • 1983: 238 (5th in NL)
  • 1984: 223 (6th in NL)
  • 1985: 197 (21st in NL)

Home Runs

  • 1967: 15 (24th in NL)
  • 1968: 18 (5th in NL)
  • 1969: 18 (19th in NL)
  • 1970: 28 (8th in AL)
  • 1979: 17 (18th in NL)
  • 1984: 16 (17th in NL)
  • 1985: 21 (7th in NL)
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