Atlanta Braves Knuckleball Pitcher Phil Niekro Signs Autographs at Newman Stores Opening

NEWNAN, GA. — Hall of Fame knuckleball pitcher, Phil Niekro, appeared at Ollie’s Bargain Outlet in Newnan, Georgia for the Newnan store’s grand opening on Weds, March 18, to meet an greet fans & to sign autographs. The event began at 10 a.m., but fans arrived at the store as early as 7:30 a.m. to get their tickets in order to to meet the former Atlanta Braves pitcher.

Photo shows Phil Niekro signing autographs on March 19, 2014 at Ollie’s Bargain Outlet for the Grand opening of Newnan Stores in Newnan, Georgia. Photo Credit: Time Herald.


Before meeting Niekro, fans shared their memories of seeing him play. The fans showed up with  Phil Niekro baseball cards,  unused baseballs, Atlanta Braves hats, baseball bats, photos and memorabilia  for Phil to sign.  Even Coweta County Sheriff Mike Yeager was among many of the fans who visited Ollie’s Bargain OutleT to meet the legendary Niekro.
“I actually used to hunt with him,” Yeager said. “I haven’t seen him in a long time.”
Phil Niekro, is a former MLB pitcher for the Atlanta Braves and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. With 318 career victories, Niekro is the most successful knuckleball pitcher of all time. He was also an excellent fielder, winning the National League Gold Glove Award five times.
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