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RIP Joe Niekro

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by TigerVols, Oct 27, 2006.

  1. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Knukie dies from an aneurysm tonight, reportedly.
  2. tommyp

    tommyp Member

    Houston Chronicle:

  3. BYH

    BYH Active Member


    That does suck. RIP.
  4. lantaur

    lantaur Well-Known Member

    Man, at 61. RIP.

    Still, an all-time classic moment when he was caught cheating.
  5. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    Way too young...RIP.
  6. HoopsMcCann

    HoopsMcCann Active Member

    has anyone seen an ap story on it yet?

    we just got the advisory from the latimes/washpost service that was a correction saying it was joe, not phil
  7. CHETtheJET

    CHETtheJET Member

    RIP....and in 1976 hit his ONLY career HR in 973 ab's...off who?....his own brother, Phil.
  8. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    BC-BBO--Joe Niekro, Advisory,0045

    Sports Editors:
    We are aware of a report about Joe Niekro.
    So far, we have been unable to confirm it.
    If we do, we will expedite a story.
    AP Sports, New York
    AP-ES-10-27-06 2232EDT
  9. HoopsMcCann

    HoopsMcCann Active Member

    ap just confirmed
  10. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    This just in, the Chicago Tribune is reporting that Phil Niekro died.

    RIP to Joe, who had several head-to-head seasons better than Phil.
  11. The Commish

    The Commish Guest

    That Niekro correction moved at 6:51 Central Time, according to my wire. That's embarassing to AP, but more so to the Tribune online operation.
  12. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    I was kidding about the Niekro-Tribune thing, basing it off of their Eddie Johnson confusion a while back.

    Please don't tell me the Trib really mixed it up. Did they? Niekro is an ex-Cub after all.
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