He played for the Blue Jays? . . . Phil Niekro

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Who’s the first former Toronto Blue Jays player to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame? That’s a question that often stumps Canadian baseball fans. And you can be forgiven if you don’t remember Phil Niekro – who’s the answer to the question – making three startsContinue reading “He played for the Blue Jays? . . . Phil Niekro”

Niekro a Hall of Famer despite dreadful stint with Jays

It’s safe to say that Phil Niekro was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in spite of his performance as a Toronto Blue Jay. Enshrined in 1997, the ageless knuckleballer won 318 big league games, was selected to five all-star teams and won five Gold Gloves during his 24-year career. “Trying to hitContinue reading “Niekro a Hall of Famer despite dreadful stint with Jays”