The Sporting Statues Project

UK Sport Statues
Database and Map

US Baseball Statues
Database and Map

World Cricket Statues
Database and Map

World Football Statues
Database and Map

Glossary and
Inclusion Criteria

Project Publications

Conference Papers

Media Coverage/
Press Releases


Submit Information

About Us

Contact Us


Phil Niekro

(Photo by Peter VS Bond ©)

Subject(s): Phil Niekro
Sport: Baseball

Location: Atlanta Braves, SunTrust Park, Cobb County, GA (From 1986-1996 sited at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium. From 1996-2017 sited at Turner Field)
Unveiled: 4/10/1986
Sculptor: Ed Dwight Jnr
Material: Bronze
Status: In Situ

Plaque: PHIL "KNUCKSIE" NIEKRO. Five times an All-Star, Phil was always an All-Star to Atlanta and baseball fans everywhere. He won 318 games in a 24 year Major League career, including a 9-0 no-hit victory in Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium on August 5, 1973. He struck out 3,342 batters in 842 games. Led National League in games started four times, in complete games four times, and in victories twice. Phil, and brother Joe, the winningest brothers in Major League history, won a combined record total 539 Major League games. Phil Niekro was inducted into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame in 1997. "There's no better Braves fan anywhere than I." - Phil Niekro.

Links: Sculptor

(Photo by Procrast8 ©)

(Photo by Paul Nuesslein ©)

Enlarge Map