Niekro promotes brother's foundation
ATLANTA -- Hall of Fame pitcher Phil Niekro was at Turner Field on Monday night to honor the memory of his brother and promote the Joe Niekro Foundation, which is committed to aiding in the research and treatment of aneurysm patients and families.
Joe Niekro spent two of his 22 Major League seasons with the Braves. The accomplished right-hander, who threw a knuckleball like his brother, died suddenly from a brain aneurysm on Oct. 27, 2006.
Fans wanting to know more about this fight against brain aneurysms can visit joeniekrofoundation.com. Those willing to make a $10 donation directly from their cell phone can text the word KNUCKLEBALL to 20222.