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2002 Mets Yearbook: The 40th Anniversary
Mets legends remain a cherished part of the franchise’s history and the team celebrated some of them during the club’s 40th anniversary season. From inaugural manager Casey Stengel and Tom “The Franch ...
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A Cup of Joe With John Franco
Pitcher John Franco handed out cups of coffee during an offseason event with Mets fans. The Mets closer had a boost of energy during the 1996 season, posting a stellar 1.83 ERA in 54 innings pitched.
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A Meet and Greet With John Franco
Do you wish you had a John Franco signed ball of your own? The Mets ace chatted with fans in early 1996, giving out some autographs along the way. After 14 seasons in New York, Franco would go down as ...
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Fanatical About John Franco: Bobblehead
John Franco was one of the longest-tenured Mets in franchise history with 14 seasons on the hill as a closer. The Brooklyn native grew up as a Mets fan, and his dreams came true when Franco was traded ...
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Franco’s Most Important Outing
Mets players, led by team captain and Brooklyn native John Franco, quickly came to the aid of the relief workers clearing the rubble at the World Trade Center. Shea Stadium turned into an impromptu st ...
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Honoring the NL Champs: 2001 Mets Yearbook
The 2001 yearbook commemorated the pennant-winning Mets of the previous season. The 2000 team won over the St. Louis Cardinals in the NLCS for the fourth pennant in franchise history. The Mets ultimat ...
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John Franco Autographed Mets Jersey
John Franco established himself as a top Mets reliever from 1990 to 2001 and 2003 to 2004, leading the league in saves twice during that time. When he left the Mets after 14 seasons, he was the franch ...
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John Franco Greets Fans: 1996 Offseason
Some lucky fans grinned with Mets pitcher John Franco during a meeting in the 1996 offseason. The reliable closer would have another great year, recording 28 saves, which contributed to his franchise ...
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John Franco Joins Mets Fans on the Ice
Fans laughed along with John Franco during an ice skating outing in early 1997. While the Mets may not make the best hockey players, they knew how to play baseball well. They would finish with an 88-7 ...
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John Franco Mets Hall of Fame Plaque
For 14 seasons, John Franco was a fixture in the Mets bullpen. His 276 saves and 695 appearances remain Mets records, and his 1,119 appearances across three franchises is tops in National League histo ...