Niekro and Ryan both reach exclusive 3,000-strikeout club on America’s birthday
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Both Niekro and Ryan walked off the diamond with over 3,000 strikeouts and at least 300 wins, becoming part of a group of only nine major leaguers to do so.
Niekro was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1997. Ryan joined him in Cooperstown in 1999.
Cady Lowery is the 2017 public relations intern in the Frank and Peggy Steele Internship Program at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum