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The Niekro files the uncensored letters of baseball"s most notorious brothers by Phil Niekro

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Published by Contemporary Books in Chicago .
Written in English



  • United States


  • Niekro, Phil, 1939-,
  • Niekro, Joe.,
  • Baseball players -- United States -- Biography.,
  • Brothers -- United States -- Correspondence.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementPhil and Joe Niekro, with Ken Picking.
ContributionsNiekro, Joe., Picking, Ken.
LC ClassificationsGV865.N5 A3 1988
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 227 p. ;
Number of Pages227
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2031296M
ISBN 100809246015
LC Control Number88006878

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Letter-writing has returned with a bang. A few months ago brought John Updike's first epistolary novel (53; now we have a lowbrow, beer-spray, polka-beat alternative, a screwball—er, knuckleball—exchange of letters between major-league pitchers Joe and Phil Niekro. Not that the Niekros don't have dazzling trophies to show their fans&#;they share 51 years in the sport, and the major.   The Niekro Files › Customer reviews The Book Goes Into The Life of How Both We're Very Competitive Athlete's. Nice But Sometimes (Anyway To Me) That Joe Tried To Measure Up To Phil's Success. A Book That You'll Be Glad You Read It, Maybe More Than Once. Larry V Dodson.   25 Phil and Joe Niekro with Ken Picking, The Niekro Files (Chicago: Contemporary Books, ), 26 “Phil Niekro Released,” New York Times, September 2, 27 Dave Kindred, “One More Time Was Enough,” Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Septem D Hell, they all probably did. It was pretty obvious. Lord knows the TV cameras caught Niekro red handed. Caught dead to rights with the nail file, Niekro was ejected. He could claim it was just to file his nails, but no one was believing it. No one files their nails on the mound, and no one tries to dispose of it in front of the umpires like that.

  This book is a diary of the season from Phil Niekro's perspective. A solid book that gives the reader an inside look at the Yankees failed attempt to overcome the Blue Jays to win the AL East division (not making the post-season in spite of the 4th best record in baseball).Reviews: 2. The exaggeration inherent in this book's subtitle is almost risible: the lack of censorship must involve the authors' comments about George Steinbrenner, for, apart from some earthy vocabulary, there. Lest the emery board incident define Niekro to younger fans, it should be noted that he enjoyed a long and successful career, winning games over 22 seasons — including two win.   Phil Niekro and Tom Bird, Knuckle Balls (New York: Freundlich Books, ). Phil Niekro and Joe Niekro, The Niekro Files: The Uncensored Letters of Baseball's Most Notorious Brothers (Chicago: Contemporary Books, ).