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Craig Carton's “Borough Cup” now the 'preeminent youth baseball tournament' in NYC

New York, NY -- The NYC All Stars Sports Group, created by New York Mets’ Hall of Famer John Franco, WFAN Radio Host Craig Carton, and Brooklyn Cyclones’ Gary Perone, announced today that the inaugural “Borough Cup” which started in July, has already completed over 100 games with more than 2000 NYC kids participating. New York Yankees’ First Baseman Mark Teixeira and New...
Via Bob's Blitz
July 30, 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

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

John Franco, A Hall of Famer at Heart

Today, the Mets announced John Franco as the latest inductee into their Hall of Fame. I discussed how Tom Seaver might have been “Born to be a Dodger” earlier this week, but if someone was ever born to be a member of the Mets, it’s Franco. Born and raised in the Marlboro Projects in Brooklyn, Franco starred at Lafayette High School and St. John’s before he was selected...
Via Mike Silva's New York Baseball Digest
January 26, 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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