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Pioneer radio talk show host Ann Liguori conducts a wide-ranging interview with baseball Hall of Famer Phil Niekro. The award-winning broadcaster and one of the greatest knuckleballers of all time discuss his life and 24-year major league career in another of her series of talks with great sports personalities. "Knucksie" talks movingly of his father teaching him the pitch that allowed him to escape Ohio’s coal fields, remembers fondly what life was like as a five-time Brave all-star, touches on what it is like to hold the record with fellow knuckler Joe for most pitching wins by brothers, and shares anecdotes about playing for Yankee boss George Steinbrener.

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Phil Niekro earned his claim to fame as a major league baseball pitcher, inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1997. He also won the National League Gold Glove Award five times. With 318 career victories, Niekro is the winningest knuckleball pitcher of all time, and his 121 career victories after the age of 40 is a major league record. During his tenure in Atlanta, Niekro was selected for five All-Star Teams. Catch up with Phil as he reveals his personal thoughts and recollections of his illustrious career in baseball.

Phil is interviewed by Ann Liguori, award-winning luminary in sports broadcasting with a celebrated career that spans two decades. Liguori has interviewed some of the most legendary sports personalities, drawing out their success stories, their opinions on a variety of issues, and their love of the game.

Listen to more of Ann Liquori's Audio Hall of Fame Interviews.
©2009 Ann Liguori; (P)2009 Ann Liguori

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