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Niekro, the former Braves pitcher died at the age of 81

The seventh Hall of Fame

Major League Baseball has lost a legend. Baseball pitcher Phil Niekro passed away after a night of fighting cancer. The Atlanta Braves and the National Baseball Hall of Fame announced Sunday. He has lived at the age of 81 years.

Jane Forbes has said that Phil Niekro’s record on the pitch ranks him as one of the best pitchers in baseball. As a mentor, leader and friend, Phil has brought the best out of all of the MLB in Cooperstown. Niekro had served more than a decade as a Hall of Fame Board Member. He is wisdom, compassion and a love for baseball have proven invaluable in helping MLB shape its decisions. Representative of the Board of Directors and National Baseball Hall of Fame staff, Jane Fobes extended his condolences to Niekro’s family.

All about Niekro

Niekro was born and raised in Ohio and he was a regular pitching prospect from the start of his life. His father taught him knuckleball as a child and he switched to knuckleball full time when he took part in minor tournaments with the Braves in the early 1960s. Niekro made his MLB debut in 1964 and played. 24 seasons in major tournaments, including 21 with the Braves.

In a career spanning from 1964-87, Niekro achieved 318-274 with 3.35 ERA and 3,342 sorties. He missed the target in 1973 and . However, he was one of the only 10 men in history with 300 wins and 3,000 hits. His 5,404 pitches are the fourth most in history. He also had the most of the pitchers that started their careers in the live ball era (1920 to present).

Niekro left the Braves as a freelance agent and signed with the Yankees in 1984. After two seasons in New York, he was transferred to Cleveland, after which he ended his career with Blue Jays and returned. Atlanta at age 48 in 1987, Niekro was the last to hit 300 innings in consecutive seasons (1977-79).

Niekro is the seventh member of the Hall of Fame to die in 2020. Specially, Lou Brock, Whitey Ford, Bob Gibson, Al Kaline, Joe Morgan and Tom Seaver all passed away earlier this year.

Sexy Korean singer dating baseball player over 23 years old

On June 26, Korean media reported that former CSJH member Grace Stephanie Kim is dating a former American baseball player. According to the source, the singer’s boyfriend is a famous baseball player, Brady Anderson.

Stephanie and Brady Anderson first met in 2012. At this time, former CSJH members are working at the Los Angeles ballet troupe. The two maintained a friendship for 8 years and only just went into love earlier this year.

The information quickly attracted the attention and mixed opinions of the Korean audience. The reason for conflicting opinions comes from the age gap between the female singer and her boyfriend. Stephanie Kim was born in 1987, meanwhile, Brady Anderson was born in 1964. The two are 23 years apart – the gap is too great according to Korean cultural conception. Additionally, Anderson never married but had a 16-year-old stepdaughter. “Why would a beautiful person like Stephanie choose to date someone worthy of her father’s age?”, “23 years apart, so shocking”, “Brady Anderson is at an age where he can be promoted.” , “I hope this is not the case of a rich white man playing with the affection of a young Asian girl”, “They have been friends for eight years before deciding to fall in love. I really hope Stephanie be happy “… is some comments from Korean netizens.

Not only did she sing well, Stephanie danced well. The female idol studied ballet in the US since a young age, was invited to join the Boston ballet troupe. Her management company gave her the stage name “Thien Vu” because of her impression of her dancing skills. During the peak of her career in 2005-2007, the 33-year-old singer was named “the sexiest female beauty showbiz”. In 2010, CSJH The Grace suspended operations due to Stephanie injury. Two years later, she debuted as a solo singer and continued to pursue a sexy image.