Born: Nov 15, 1955
Originally signed by the Yankees, lefthander Niemann came to Houston in the deal that sent Cliff Johnson to New York. He had his debut in 1979 and pitched a second season in 1980. Combined, he was 3-3 with two saves and a 4.32 ERA.
He was traded to Pittsburgh in 1981 in the deal for Phil Garner pitched for the Pirates, White Sox, Mets and Twins to complete his big league career. He compiled a 7-8 record overall with a 4.64 ERA and three saves.