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Flowery Branch has 'lost a legend.' Former Braves pitcher, Hall of Famer Phil Niekro remembered for his heart for children
Phil Niekro
Former Atlanta Brave and Major League Baseball Hall of Fame member Phil Niekro at the site of an empty lot at Alberta Banks Park in Flowery Branch that has since become a Field of Dreams allowing children with special needs to play baseball. - Gainesville Times file photo
The Braves said Phil Niekro died Saturday night in his sleep. He lived in Flowery Branch, where a main thoroughfare bears his name.