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Flowery Branch has 'lost a legend.' Former Braves pitcher, Hall of Famer Phil Niekro remembered for his heart for children
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. - photo by Times file photo
Jimmy Lawler will always remember his encounter with Phil Niekro, long after the Hall of Fame knuckleballer retired and had settled down in Flowery Branch. It was a great example of Niekro’s giving spirit and willingness to be involved in the community.
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