Phil Niekro, 48, pitches final MLB game 30 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 27 1987)


Video: 'Niekro exits to ovation during final game'

(Sunday, September 27, 1987, game played at approximately 2:30 p.m.-5:40 p.m.) — Atlanta Braves knuckleball pitcher Phil Niekro, 48, started his final Major League Baseball game today, wobbling through three scoreless innings before giving up a double, two singles and two walks in the fourth and being lifted by the Braves’ manager, Chuck Tanner.

The San Francisco Giants went on to win the game 15-6, clinching at least a tie for the National League West title.

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