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Phil Niekro

Phil Niekro (Baseball.  Born, Blaine, OH, Apr. 1, 1939.)  A righthanded knuckleballer who spent just two seasons with the team, Philip Henry Niekro nevertheless achieved the significant milestone of his 24-year career (1964-87) with the Yankees.  Niekro was 32-20 in his two seasons in New York, winning 16 games each in 1984 and 1985.  He […]

Rickey Henderson

Rickey Henderson (Baseball.  Born, Chicago, IL, Dec. 25, 1958.)  Baseball’s greatest leadoff hitter and base stealer ever and probably the most disruptive force of his time in the game, Rickey Henley Henderson did tours with both New York teams.  Don Mattingly enjoyed his best career years (especially at driving in runs) when Henderson was the […]

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