Joe Niekro
Joseph Franklin Niekro
 
 
Born: November 7, 1944 in Martins Ferry, OH
Died: October 27, 2006 - 61 years old
Bats: R Throws: R Ht: 6'1" Wt: 185
(legend)
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Notes:
- Drafted by the Chicago Cubs in 1966 - (Round 3)
- High School: Bridgeport (Bridgeport, OH)
- College/Univ: West Liberty State College (1963-1965)

All-Teammate Team
WAR data courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com


Left Field
11
1975
1985
47.5
3
1967
1969
12.1
2
1973
1974
6.7
3
1970
1972
4.8
2
1987
1988
4.6

Center Field
7
1975
1981
24.7
3
1985
1987
21.0
2
1987
1988
11.9
3
1967
1969
8.6
2
1973
1974
7.6


Right Field
9
1977
1985
25.0
3
1970
1972
9.1
3
1985
1987
8.3
9
1977
1985
7.8
2
1973
1974
5.4
Shortstop
5
1981
1985
14.7
7
1979
1985
9.7
3
1967
1969
6.3
2
1987
1988
6.0
3
1985
1987
2.6
Second Base
4
1982
1985
14.7
7
1976
1982
13.8
3
1985
1987
12.7
3
1967
1969
11.9
3
1970
1972
6.2
Third Base
3
1967
1969
21.7
2
1973
1974
16.2
5
1981
1985
10.6
8
1975
1985
9.4
2
1987
1988
6.6
First Base
3
1985
1987
18.7
5
1975
1979
11.2
2
1987
1988
8.4
3
1970
1972
7.0
3
1967
1969
5.1
Manager
8
1975
1982
13.3
2
1987
1988
13.2
3
1971
1985
9.2
3
1967
1969
6.2
4
1982
1985
5.4
Catcher
3
1970
1972
11.4
3
1967
1969
9.9
2
1977
1978
6.2
7
1979
1985
4.8
3
1975
1977
4.8
Designated Hitter
3
1975
1987
1.8
2
1987
1988
1.6
2
1985
1987
0.6
1
1988
1988
0.5
2
1986
1987
0.2
Starting Pitcher
22
1967
1988
29.9
6
1975
1980
22.2
3
1970
1972
20.6
3
1967
1969
18.8
2
1987
1988
15.8
6
1980
1985
15.0
3
1973
1985
13.7
3
1967
1969
13.5
3
1985
1987
9.5
2
1971
1972
8.6
5
1981
1985
8.0
2
1973
1974
7.6
3
1967
1969
6.9
7
1978
1984
6.3
2
1981
1982
5.4
1
1974
1974
5.3
3
1985
1987
4.8
2
1987
1988
4.8
2
1986
1987
3.9
2
1987
1988
3.8
Swingman
6
1975
1980
12.7
2
1970
1972
3.3
3
1970
1972
3.2
1
1987
1987
3.1
2
1987
1988
3.0
Relief Pitcher
8
1976
1984
10.7
3
1985
1987
7.6
6
1980
1985
6.3
2
1968
1969
5.1
3
1983
1985
5.0
4
1970
1975
4.2
2
1987
1988
3.2
2
1973
1974
3.2
2
1986
1987
2.1
2
1984
1985
1.6
1
1969
1969
1.6
2
1971
1972
1.5
1
1972
1972
1.5
2
1987
1988
1.5
2
1985
1986
1.3
3
1983
1985
1.2
2
1973
1974
1.2
1
1969
1969
1.1
2
1968
1969
0.9
2
1985
1987
0.9
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Win Shares are calculated using the formula in the book Win Shares by Bill James