Joe Niekro takes his brother Phil deep for only homerun of his career

May 29, 1976 | Pitchers Hitting Feats

Joe NiekroOn May 29, 1976, Houston Astros pitcher Joe Niekro hits the only home run of his 22-year major league career. Strangely enough, Niekro reaches the seats against his brother, Phil, the ace of the Atlanta Braves. Joe Niekro’s unexpected blast helps the Astros to a 4-3 win.
Joe Niekro takes his brother Phil deep for only homerun of his career
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