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Inducted into the New York Mets Hall of Fame, 2012
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 43 of 982 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 16 times, most recently on May 24, 2014.

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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.

Minor League Pitching Record
YearTeamGIPWLPct.HRERHRSOBBGSCGShOSvERA
1999Binghamton (AA)11.1000.00000001010000.00
2003St. Lucie (A)44.1010.00063315130006.23
2003Norfolk (AAA)21.2000.00010002100000.00

John Franco played for the following teams in the Mets organization:
  • Binghamton Mets 1999; Norfolk Tides 2003; St. Lucie Mets 2003







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