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DeadBorn: 11/7/1944 in Martins Ferry, Ohio, USA
Cause of death: brain aneurysm
Full name: Joseph Franklin Niekro
Noted For: pitcher; Houston Astros (1975-85) and six other teams (1967-74, 1985-88); All-Star (1979). Father of major leaguer Lance Nierko and brother of Hall of Famer Phil Niekro.