People: Jun. 15, 1987

The two pitchers had hoped to be together at the milestone moment. Alas, Joe Niekro, 42, was in New York last week when his brother Phil, 48, helped the Cleveland Indians beat the Detroit Tigers 9-6, thereby giving the duo a major- league record of 530 combined victories. Since May 23, when Joe pitched the New York Yankees to a 3-0 victory over California, the knuckleballing Niekros % had shared the record for major-league victories by two brothers with Gaylord and Jim Perry, at 529. Phil's 314 wins match Gaylord's for eleventh place on the career list; Joe has 216 victories,...

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