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Sat, 1939-04-01

On April 1, 1939, future Hall of Famer Phil Niekro is born in Blaine, Ohio. “Knucksie” will make his major league debut in 1964 with the Milwaukee Braves. He will win 318 games over a 24-year career and will gain election to the Hall of Fame in 1997…

 

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