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John Franco
Inducted into the New York Mets Hall of Fame, 2012
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 47 of 1043 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 19 times, most recently on November 23, 2016.

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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