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APNewsNow. With AP Photos. John Franco has been inducted into the New York Mets' Hall of Fame.
The former closer and team captain was honored in a 35-minute ceremony before Sunday night's game at Citi Field against the St. Louis Cardinals. Franco, who grew up in Brooklyn, says his dream came true when he got a chance to play for the team he rooted for as a kid. The pitcher's family and several former teammates from the Mets and nearby St. John's University were on hand for his big night.
Franco is the club's career leader in saves (276) and games pitched (695). He joined the Mets in 1990 after a trade from Cincinnati and stayed in New York until 2004, making him the second-longest tenured player in team history, behind Ed Kranepool.
The four-time All-Star finished his career with 424 saves, the most by a left-hander.
BEST OF MAXIM
The Mets have a lot of pitchers in their system that seem to succeed despite being later draft picks. Collin McHugh is one such example. Drafted in the 18th round of the 2008 draft, McHugh left college for the big leagues.
When I look back at McHugh’s time with the Mets it’s hard for me to find too much to fault. He signed quickly and played in Rookie Ball back in 2008...
During tonight’s post game interview, Terry Collins announced that outfielder Mike Baxter suffered a displaced right collar bone and an injured rib. He is expected to miss about six weeks.
Baxter slammed into the left field wall after making a tremendous catch to preserve Johan Santana’s no-hitter in the seventh inning. He awoke to a lot of pain this morning as a result.
JUST ONE EXCEPTION
A St. Louis newspaper gave an asterisk to Johan Santana's no-hitter against the Cardinals. See what their reason was.
Johan Santana's no-hitter came at a cost to the New York Mets.
Injured outfielder Mike Baxter is expected to miss about six weeks after crashing into the fence while making an outstanding catch to preserve Santana's no-hitter Friday night against St. Louis. And reliever Ramon Ramirez is likely headed to the disabled list as well after straining his right hamstring during...
Last night, the Mets announced that comedian Bill Maher is now a new limited partner with the Mets after purchasing a minority stake in the team.
“I think it’s a great investment,” Maher said. “I think it’s a great team that I’ve been rooting for since they came into existence, which was soon after I came into existence.”
Our senior staff writer, Jim Mancari, covered...
The best story in baseball this season, keeps getting better. Sure, I’m a biased Mets fan. But I want to meet the real baseball zealot that isn’t grinning ear-to-ear at and pulling for one R.A. Dickey to continue his dominant early run. At this point in sports, there are few folks I’m happier to seeing having success – for so many reasons.
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The New York Mets will take on the St. Louis Cardinals today at Citi Field. The Mets will try to complete a four-game sweep over the Cardinals. First pitch will be at 1:10 PM EDT.
Today’s Mets Lineup:
Monday #Mets lineup vs. Cards: Nieuwenhuis-LF, Torres-CF, Wright-3B, Duda-RF, Murphy-2B, Davis-1B, Quintanilla-SS, Nickeas-C, Gee-RHP
— New York Mets (@Mets) June 4, 2012
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