Philip Henry Niekro
Born: April 1, 1939, Blaine, Ohio
Milwaukee Braves (1964-1965), Atlanta Braves (1966-1983, 1987), New York Yankees (1984-1985), Cleveland Indians (1986-1987), Toronto Blue Jays (1987)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers: 1997
This Day in Baseball History
On May 17, 1998, David Wells pitches the first perfect game at Yankee Stadium since Don Larsen’s masterpiece during the 1956 World Series. Wells strikes out 10 in shackling the Minnesota Twins, 4-0.