John Franco

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John Anthony Franco (born September 17, 1960 in Brooklyn, New York) is a former Major League Baseball left-handed relief pitcher. During a 21-year baseball career spanning 1984–2005, he pitched for three different National League teams, the Cincinnati Reds, New York Mets, and Houston Astros. His 1,119 career games pitched is an NL record, and is ranked third in major league history; his 424 career saves ranked second in major league history when he retired, and remains the most by a left-hander. For 14 of his 20 seasons, he played for the New York Mets, serving as team captain in his final years with the team.

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Age: 54
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: New York Mets

Batting

Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG
1984 CIN 54 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.000 0.000 0.000
1985 CIN 67 6 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.333 0.333 0.333
1986 CIN 74 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000
1987 CIN 68 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.000 0.000 0.000
1988 CIN 70 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000
1989 CIN 60 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.333 0.333 0.333
1990 NYM 55 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.000 0.000 0.000
1991 NYM 52 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.000 0.000 0.000
1992 NYM 31 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.000 0.000 0.000
1993 NYM 35 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000
1994 NYM 47 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.000 0.000 0.000
1995 NYM 48 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
1996 NYM 51 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.000 0.000 0.000
1997 NYM 56 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
1998 NYM 58 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.000 0.000 0.000
1999 NYM 46 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
2000 NYM 58 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.000 0.000 0.000
2001 NYM 56 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
2003 NYM 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
2004 NYM 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
2005 HOU 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
Career 1095 34 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 14 - - -

Pitching

Year Team W-L ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO
1984 CIN 6-2 2.61 54 0 0 0 4 79 74 28 23 36 55
1985 CIN 12-3 2.18 67 0 0 0 12 99 83 27 24 40 61
1986 CIN 6-6 2.94 74 0 0 0 29 101 90 40 33 44 84
1987 CIN 8-5 2.52 68 0 0 0 32 82 76 26 23 27 61
1988 CIN 6-6 1.57 70 0 0 0 39 86 60 18 15 27 46
1989 CIN 4-8 3.12 60 0 0 0 32 80 77 35 28 36 60
1990 NYM 5-3 2.53 55 0 0 0 33 67 66 22 19 21 56
1991 NYM 5-9 2.93 52 0 0 0 30 55 61 27 18 18 45
1992 NYM 6-2 1.64 31 0 0 0 15 33 24 6 6 11 20
1993 NYM 4-3 5.20 35 0 0 0 10 36 46 24 21 19 29
1994 NYM 1-4 2.70 47 0 0 0 30 50 47 20 15 19 42
1995 NYM 5-3 2.44 48 0 0 0 29 51 48 17 14 17 41
1996 NYM 4-3 1.83 51 0 0 0 28 54 54 15 11 21 48
1997 NYM 5-3 2.55 59 0 0 0 36 60 49 18 17 20 53
1998 NYM 0-8 3.62 61 0 0 0 38 64 66 28 26 29 59
1999 NYM 0-2 2.88 46 0 0 0 19 40 40 14 13 19 41
2000 NYM 5-4 3.40 62 0 0 0 4 55 46 24 21 26 56
2001 NYM 6-2 4.05 58 0 0 0 2 53 55 25 24 19 50
2003 NYM 0-3 2.62 38 0 0 0 2 34 35 11 10 13 16
2004 NYM 2-7 5.28 52 0 0 0 0 46 46 28 27 24 36
2005 HOU 0-1 7.20 31 0 0 0 0 15 23 13 12 9 16
Career 90-87 - 1119 0 0 0 424 - 1166 466 400 495 975

Fielding

Year Team G GS Inn PO A E DP Fld%
1984 CIN 54 0 79 5 15 0 0 1.000
1985 CIN 67 0 99 9 21 1 1 0.968
1986 CIN 74 0 101 6 22 4 2 0.875
1987 CIN 68 0 82 4 7 0 0 1.000
1988 CIN 70 0 86 3 18 1 1 0.955
1989 CIN 60 0 80 2 19 1 1 0.955
1990 NYM 55 0 67 4 13 1 0 0.944
1991 NYM 52 0 55 3 10 1 1 0.929
1992 NYM 31 0 33 2 12 0 2 1.000
1993 NYM 35 0 36 3 9 0 0 1.000
1994 NYM 47 0 50 4 7 0 1 1.000
1995 NYM 48 0 51 2 9 0 1 1.000
1996 NYM 51 0 54 1 8 0 0 1.000
1997 NYM 59 0 60 4 14 0 1 1.000
1998 NYM 61 0 64 4 16 0 2 1.000
1999 NYM 46 0 40 4 4 0 0 1.000
2000 NYM 62 0 55 1 8 1 0 0.900
2001 NYM 58 0 53 1 7 1 0 0.889
2003 NYM 38 0 34 1 9 0 0 1.000
2004 NYM 52 0 46 0 6 0 0 1.000
2005 HOU 31 0 15 0 0 0 0 -
Career 1119 0 - 63 234 11 13 -

Filmography

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2009 Prime 9 Himself
2006 Pros vs. Joes
2000 2000 National League Championship Series Himself - New York Mets Pitcher
1990 Sunday Night Baseball Himself - New York Mets Pitcher
1990 1990 MLB All-Star Game Himself - NL Pitcher
1987 1987 MLB All-Star Game Himself - NL Pitcher
2014 Henry & Me executive producer

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