WATCH: 46-year-old Phil Niekro knuckles his way to 300th win


Also on this day in Yankees history, Hall of Fame knuckleballer Phil Niekro made the last day of his two-year stint in pinstripes a memorable one, as in 1985, he twirled a four-hit shutout against the AL East champion Blue Jays to secure his 300th career victory. The shutout was the 45th of his career and also the last one he would ever throw. Although he was in his mid-forties during his Yankees tenure, Niekro was remarkably effective for his age with a 109 ERA+ and at least 215 innings pitched per season. Amazing.