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Francis Xavier Healy
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 5", Weight 220 lb.
- School American International College
- High School Holyoke High School
- Debut September 3, 1969
- Final Game April 21, 1978
- Born September 6, 1946 in Holyoke, MA USA
 Biographical Information
Fran Healy played nine seasons with the Kansas City Royals, San Francisco Giants, and New York Yankees accumulating a career .250 batting average with 20 home runs and 332 hits while driving in 141 runs between 1969-1978. Signing with the Cleveland Indians in 1964, Healy debuted with the Kansas City Royals in 1969. As the Royals starting catcher, Healy caught Steve Busby's two career no-hitters, against the Detroit Tigers and Milwaukee Brewers in 1973 and 1974, respectively.
Following his playing career, Healy called radio broadcasts for the New York Yankees from 1978-1981 and later became a broadcaster for the New York Mets from 1994-2005. During the 2005 home opener, Healy waited about 9 minutes into a batter's eye malfunction delay to say "There appears to be something wrong with the batter's eye". During those 9 minutes the other Mets broadcasters had been talking about how Pedro Martinez, whose image was currently on the malfunctioning batter's eye, was riling up the crowd by dancing around the front of the Mets dugout.