Saturday, July 04, 2009

Niekro vs. Niekro

On this date in 1967, it was brother versus brother as Niekro faced Niekro in Atlanta. Joe Niekro was the pitcher for the Chicago Cubs. Phil Niekro pitched for the Atlanta Braves.

Mack Jones and Rico Carty both hit homers against Joe, chasing him from the game in the 4th inning. Phil pitched a complete game and the Braves won 8-3.

A sidenote to this game: Bob Uecker was the catcher for the Braves. He went 0 for 3.