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Phil Niekro won 20 games for the first time in his career in 1969, going 23-13 with a 2.56 ERA. In an odd stat, Niekro didn't allow a single sacrifice fly in 284.1 innings pitched, a big-league record. He was an All-Star for the first time and finished a distance second to Tom Seaver for the Cy Young.
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