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John Franco Pitches for His Hometown
It was fitting that New York City-native John Franco manned the bump on this night. After the terrorist attacks, Franco poured out emotional support for New York City, first responders and the Mets or ...
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Let’s Be Franco: John Franco 2013 Bobblehead
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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Saluting Captain Franco
Brooklyn born and raised, John Franco came home to the Mets in 1990 after six successful seasons with the Cincinnati Reds. Franco spent 10 years as New York’s closer and four more as a set-up man. He ...
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Watch: Mets on 20th Anniversary of 9/11
Listen to a special edition of Jay Horwitz’s podcast about the 20th anniversary of 9/11 and the iconic Mets game on September 21, 2001. Alumni John Franco and Todd Zeile, Mets VP of Operations Sue Luc ...