Monday, 18 Jan 2021

“Niekro changed into as baffled about fly fishing as hitters have been about his knucklball”

image: Jim Accordino (CC by 2.0)

Phil Niekro, whose signature knuckleball fooled generations of hitters and earned him a spot in Cooperstown, died last week in his sleep after an extended fight with cancer.

Niekro could not most effective pitch he might also fish. Loran Smith who fished with Niekro for years and brought him to the man who taught him to fly fish penned this becoming tribute to his friend and fishing friend.

hyperlink (by way of: The LaGrange day by day information)

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