John Anthony Franco
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 170 lb.
Born: September 17, 1960 in Brooklyn, NY
High School: Lafayette HS (Brooklyn, NY)
School: St. John's University (Queens, NY)
Drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 5th round of the 1981 amateur draft.
Signed June 9, 1981.
Debut: April 24, 1984 (Age 23.220, 12,493rd in MLB history)
vs. ATL 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 SO, 2 BB, 1 ER
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1984 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Mets/Reds/Astros 1984-2005
Agents: Dennis Gilbert,Dan Horwits,??? Giordano [*]
Last Game: July 1, 2005 (Age 44.287)
vs. CIN 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
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Career Home Runs
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(completeness summary of pitch
and hit data
John Franco: 0 Career Home Runs
0 leading off,
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This player has not hit any home runs.
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