Hall of Famer Spends Time at the DBAP

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Paul Hoover & Phil Niekro Paul Hoover & Phil Niekro
Baseball Hall of Fame member Phil Niekro (right) heads to the mound with Bulls catcher Paul Hoover. Niekro threw the first pitch for the evening’s game.

The Durham Bulls hosted a very distinguished visitor on July 15 & 16, 2005. Baseball Hall of Fame member Phil Niekro, renowned for his knuckle ball, spent two evenings at the DBAP. He signed autographs, spent time in the clubhouse and fielded media interviews.

Frank Descenzo of the Durham Herald-Sun penned a poignant column on the retired Major League legend. Read it now.

Bill Evers & Phil Niekro
Phil Niekro (right) joins Bulls Manager Bill Evers in the dugout.

Matt DeMargel & Phil Niekro
Bulls media man Matt DeMargel hangs out with a baseball legend.

Niekro autograph signing
Niekro signs fan autographs on the DBAP concourse.

Thanks to CS’ George Habel for this capcom story & to DBBC’s Nicola Mattis for these capcom photos.

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