Thursday, May 29, 2008
#473 Joe Niekro
Why this card is awesome: Because I love cards with so many years of stats that there's no room for anything else.
Cool stat: Of the 31 pitchers to throw at least 3500 innings since 1950, Niekro's got the 3rd-lowest K/9 rate, beating out only Tommy John and Bob Friend. Niekro also benefited greatly from playing on good teams. Actual W-L, W-L%: 221-204, .520. Neutralized: 189-198, .488.
Deceased players and managers: 15
Geez, that's two deceased guys in the last 3 cards :(