20. John Franco
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: September 17, 1960 in Brooklyn, NY USA
  • Weight: 170 lbs.
  • Height: 5'10"
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: L
  • Debut: April 24, 1984
  • Final Game: July 01, 2005
  • Rolaids Relief Man Award - 1988
  • TSN Fireman of the Year - 1988
  • Rolaids Relief Man Award - 1990
  • TSN Fireman of the Year - 1990
  • TSN Fireman of the Year - 1994
  • Lou Gehrig Memorial Award - 2001
 
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One of the most successful relief pitchers in New York Met history, John Franco had already been named to three All Star Games prior to joining New York.  The left hander would only be a one time All Star with the Mets but he would lead the National League twice in Saves, capturing the Rolaids Reliever of the Year Award in 1990 and finished 7th in Cy Young voting in 1994.  Franco would record 274 Saves as a Met.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Pitcher
  • Acquired: Traded from the Cincinnati Reds with Don Brown for Kip Gross and Randy Myers 12/6/89.
  • Departed: Signed as a Free Agent with the Houston Astros 1/23/05.
  • Games Played: 695
  • Notable Statistics: 48-56 Record
    3.10 ERA
    484 Games Finished
    276 Saves
    702.2 Innings Pitched
    592 Strikeouts
    3.60 FIP
    1.365 WHIP
    11.2 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards: All Star Game (1990)
    Rolaids Reliever of the Year (NL) (1990)
    Lou Gehrig Memorial Award (2001)
    Most Saves (2) (1990 & 1994)
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