JOHN FRANCO RUMORS & GOSSIP

Altoona LB commits to Pitt for 2015

Pitt received its third commitment from the WPIAL's Class of 2015 on Tuesday when Altoona junior linebacker Kevin Givens told coaches he plans to enroll next year. Altoona coach John Franco said Penn State, West Virginia, Michigan and Michigan State also have shown interest, but he added the Nittany Lions didn't want to offer a scholarship until Givens met coach James Franklin...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

John Franco reportedly threw a baseball to intimidate woman after estate sale

Former New York Mets pitcher John Franco may be 52 years old and retired from baseball, but that doesn’t mean he can no longer throw. According to court papers that were recently filed by a woman who was in charge of Franco’s and his wife’s estate sale last year, he can still bring plenty of [...]
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 02, 2013  |  Discuss

John Franco, Mets, Citi Unveil New Outdoor Playground at Shorefront Y In Brighton Beach

Mets legend John Franco cuts the ribbon at a revitalized Hurricane Sandy-affected playground area, funded by Citi, at the Shorefront Y in Brighton Beach. Franco is joined by Shorefront Y Executive Director Sue Fox (center) and Citi Senior Vice President Jill Kelly (right) Citi, the New York Mets and the Mets Alumni Association presented by Citi hosted an unveiling of a new outdoor...
Via Mets Merized Online
July 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Mets Baseball Card of the Day: John Franco (Upper Deck World Series)

In our fourth installment of the Upper Deck 2000 World Series, we take a look at the John Franco base card: Want your card featured? Click here. Written 7/20 Tweet
Via 213 Miles From Shea
October 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: John Franco Enshrined In Mets Hall Of Fame

Check out my video coverage of last night’s induction of John Franco into the Mets Hall of Fame.
Via Mets Merized Online
June 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Mets induct Franco into team's Hall

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...
Via AP on Fox
June 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Mets induct John Franco into team's Hall of Fame

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...
Via AP on Fox
June 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Mets Great John Franco to Join Citi at Presale Promotion Events in NYC

OPPORTUNITY TO PURCHASE METS SINGLE GAME TICKETS VIA ONLINE PRESALE THIS MONDAY AND TUESDAY FEBRUARY 27 AND 28 The New York Mets today announced Citi will offer Citi credit and debit cardholders an exclusive opportunity to purchase Mets single game tickets for the 2012 season at Citi Field before they go on sale to the general public through an online presale at Mets.com/CitiPresale...
Via Mets Merized Online
February 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Franco to be inducted into the Mets Hall of Fame

The Mets Hall of Fame is about to get even larger. Last Thursday they announced plans to induct the former closer John Franco into their Hall of Fame this summer.   The move will make Franco their fifth new inductee in the last three years alone. For anyone in the dark, because you prefer football, playing Partypoker or the latest PS3 releases over watching baseball, Franco has...
Via MetsZilla
January 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Congratulations To John Franco On Mets Hall Of Fame Selection!

The Mets announced today that John Franco will be inducted in to the team’s Hall of Fame on June 3 before an afternoon game against the Cardinals. Franco picked up 274 of his 424 saves in a Mets uniform and owns a 2.89 ERA over a 21 year major league career. During a conference call today John Franco had this to say about the big news: “I’m truly honored and humbled to be...
Via Mets Merized Online
January 26, 2012  |  Discuss
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