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TO MANY the enduring image of Joe Niekro is the 42-year-old's getting busted with an emery board in his back pocket during a 1987 game. Niekro, who died last Friday of a brain aneurysm at age 61, swore that he was...
September 06, 1982 | Herm Weiskopf
JOE NIEKRO: The Houston righthander lowered his ERA to 2.47 (sixth best in the National League) as he shut out both New York and Montreal 2-0 on a total of only 10 base hits, nine of them singles.
March 09, 1981 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•Donald Davidson, Houston Astro executive, extolling Pitcher Joe Niekro's ability to relax: "It takes him an hour and a half to watch 60 Minutes."
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Baseball has mounted a campaign to stop pitchers from doctoring balls and hitters from corking bats