1985 HEADLINE: Phil Niekro Joins The ‘300 Wins Club’
On this day in 1985, and at the age of 46, Phil Niekro joined the 300 Wins Club.
A seasoned veteran with 24 years of major league experience, Niekro tallied win after win through 3 decades leading up to this historic day.
On the last day of the regular season, Niekro and his New York Yankees team was on the road to take on the Toronto Blue Jays. 44,000+ fans packed the stadium and watched history be made as Niekro earned his 300th victory as the Yankees won the game 8-0. In the game, he pitched all 9 innings en route to 4-hit shutout.
Happy Anniversary Mr. Neikro!!!