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J.J. Niekro continues family pitching legacy



J.J. Niekro hears one question a lot.

“I get stopped all the time during warm up and asked if I’m related to Phil or Joe,” said Niekro, the 24-year-old pitcher for the Augusta GreenJackets, part of the Atlanta Braves minor league farm system.

And the answer is yes, he is. J.J. Niekro is the s...

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