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John Franco
Inducted into the New York Mets Hall of Fame, 2012
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 42 of 975 players
Franco
John Anthony Franco
Born: September 17, 1960 at Brooklyn, N.Y.
Throws: Left Bats: Left
Height: 5.10 Weight: 175

John Franco has been the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup 15 times, most recently on October 5, 2013.

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First Mets game: April 11, 1990
Last Mets game: October 3, 2004





Uniform Numbers:
Uniform
Number
Start DateEnd Date
31April 11, 1990May 21, 1998
45May 22, 1998October 3, 2004
31,+45

John Franco also played for the following teams:
Traded with Don Brown by the Cincinnati Reds to the New York Mets in exchange for Randy Myers and Kip Gross on December 6, 1989.

Signed with Houston Astros as a free agent on January 23, 2005.

On disabled list from June 30, 1992 to August 1, 1992 (strained left elbow); from August 26, 1992 to October 5, 1992 (strained left elbow); from April 17, 1993 to May 7, 1993 (tender left elbow); from August 3, 1993 to August 26, 1993 (strained muscle in right rib cage).

  • Established a Mets season record for Saves in 1990 with 33 and in 1997 with 36.

Pitching Record with New York Mets
Year GIPWLPct.HRERHRSOBBGSCGShOSvERA
1990 55 67.253.62566221945621000332.53
1991 52 55.159.35761271824518000302.93
1992 31 33.062.750246612011000151.64
1993 35 36.143.57146242162919000105.20
1994 47 50.014.20047201524219000302.70
1995 48 51.253.62548171444117000292.44
1996 51 54.043.57154151124821000281.83
1997 59 60.053.62549181735320000362.55
1998 61 64.208.00066282645929000383.62
1999 46 40.202.00040141314119000192.88
2000 62 55.254.5564624216562600043.40
2001 58 53.162.7505525248501900024.05
2003 38 34.103.0003511105161300022.62
2004 52 46.027.2224628276362400005.28
14 years 695 702.24856.462683279242545922760002763.10

Division Series Record
Year GIPWLPct.HRERHRSOBBGSCGShOSvERA
1999 3 3.2101.00010002000000.00
2000 2 2.000.00010002000010.00
2 years 5 5.2101.00020004000010.00

League Championship Series Record
Year GIPWLPct.HRERHRSOBBGSCGShOSvERA
1999 3 2.200.00031103100003.38
2000 3 2.200.00032202200006.75
2 years 6 5.100.00063305300005.06

World Series Record
Year GIPWLPct.HRERHRSOBBGSCGShOSvERA
2000 4 3.1101.00030001000000.00
1 year 4 3.1101.00030001000000.00

All-Star Game Record
Year GIPWLPct.HRERHRSOBBGSCGShOSvERA
1990 1 1.000.00000000000000.00
1 year 1 1.000.00000000000000.00

  • Led National League in saves with 33 in 1990 and with 30 in 1994.
  • Led Mets in games with 55 in 1990 and with 47 in 1994.
  • Led Mets in saves with 33 in 1990, with 30 in 1991, with 10 in 1993, with 30 in 1994, with 29 in 1995, with 28 in 1996, with 36 in 1997 and with 38 in 1998. Tied for Mets lead in saves with 15 in 1992.







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