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METS HALL OF FAME PLAQUE OF THE SAVES LEADER
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 ...
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FANS GREET THE METS ALL-TIME SAVES LEADER
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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FRANCO AND THE METS ON 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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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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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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SIGNED JERSEY OF METS SAVES LEADER
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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NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPS!
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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METS OLD AND NEW, 2002
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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LET’S BE FRANCO
A bobblehead of relief pitcher John Franco included an orange undershirt under his uniform, which he always wore in homage to his dad, a New York City sanitation worker. That shirt kept the Brooklyn n ...
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FANATICAL ABOUT FRANCO
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 ...