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Phil Niekro

Phil Niekro

This is stunning. It is hard to imagine happening. I am sure Bobby Cox was going crazy.

The Braves and the Cubs tied a major league record on June 3, 1978, using 14 hurlers in a single game. Each team uses seven pitchers when Chicago beats Atlanta at Wrigley Field, 8-6.

The pitchers for the Braves were Phil Niekro (starting), Craig Skok, Eddie Solomon,  Adrian Devine, Jamie Easterly, Dave Campbell and Rick Camp.

Phil was 39 in 1978. He would end the season with 19-18 record. He would pitch in the All-Star game. He would have a 2.88 ERA. Pretty good for 39.

Batting AB R H RBI BA
Jerry Royster 2B 5 1 2 0 .275
Bob Beall 1B-CF 4 2 2 1 .162
Rowland Office CF 3 0 2 0 .253
   Barry Bonnell PH-CF 1 0 0 0 .226
   Biff Pocoroba PH-C 1 0 0 0 .260
Jeff Burroughs LF 4 0 0 0 .331
Gary Matthews RF 3 1 2 3 .258
Joe Nolan C 2 1 1 1 .200
   Dale Murphy PH-C-1B 1 0 0 0 .199
Darrel Chaney SS 5 0 1 1 .307
Rod Gilbreath 3B 3 0 0 0 .234
Phil Niekro P 1 0 0 0 .235
   Craig Skok P 0 0 0 0 1.000
   Jerry Maddox PH 1 0 0 0 .000
   Eddie Solomon P 0 0 0 0 .167
   Cito Gaston PH 1 1 1 0 .196
   Adrian Devine P 0 0 0 0 .000
   Jamie Easterly P 0 0 0 0 .286
   Dave Campbell P 0 0 0 0
   Pat Rockett PH 1 0 0 0 .128
   Rick Camp P 0 0 0 0
Team Totals 36 6 11 6 .306
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 3/6/2016.
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