Twice in their careers the brothers Niekro were teammates.
The two were reunited, only briefly, in 1985 when the Yankees acquired Joe in a trade from Houston on September 15. The cards below became a fantasy when Phil was released by the Yanks on March 28, 1986.
Phil, 71, is currently an advisor on a baseball line for a toy company in Georgia. Younger brother Joe died of a brain aneurysm in 2006 at age 61.