|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.
Phil Niekro (right) joins Bulls Manager Bill Evers in the dugout.
Thanks to CS’ George Habel for this capcom story & to DBBC’s Nicola Mattis for these capcom photos.