Can you remember such a bad year for Baseball's Hall of Fame? I can't remember another year when so many of the greats passed away.
Niekro was inducted into Baseball’s Hall of Fame in 1997. The iconic knuckleballer collected 318 wins over a 24-year career that included stints with the Braves (1964-83 and 1987), Yankees ('84-'85), Tribe ('86-'87) and Blue Jays ('87). He was a five-time All-Star and five-time Gold Glove Award winner who finished within the top six in National League Cy Young Award balloting five times from '69-'82.