Braves legend Dale Murphy stopped by “Dukes & Bell” Monday to discuss another legend, Phil Niekro, who passed away over the weekend at the age of 81. Murphy says Phil’s storied career is one to remember forever.
“Remarkable. I think I saw the number at 121 wins after 40.
I retired at 37 and remember in my early 30’s playing with ‘Knucksie’ and we all thought he was 60 or 70 years old back then,” Murphy joked.
Murphy added that a deeper dive into the numbers reveals only more impressive stats.
“You get inside of his numbers and they are ridiculous. They are unreal. The amount of innings, complete games, and then he just kept doing it year after year into his 40s.”