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2017 Phillies player review: Maikel Franco

Matt Stairs was confident in Maikel Franco. Matt Stairs is gone. Maikel Franco hit a career high 27 doubles in 2017. He fell one shy of his personal record for home runs with 24, stayed just about steady (41) with his 2016 walk total in 2016 (40), and actually had about 20 fewer strikeouts than last season. He hit .438 with seven home runs when he swung at the first pitch in 89 AB...
Via The Good Phight
November 07, 2017

Ageless Julio Franco makes it onto ‘Jeopardy!’ as clue

You know you’ve truly arrived as an athlete when you’ve been used as a clue on “Jeopardy!” In Julio Franco’s case, he can now list that along with all of his other accomplishments. Franco was mentioned as a clue during Wednesday’s edition of “Jeopardy!” for playing in MLB at age 49 and pro ball in Japan at age 57. Julio Franco gets a Jeopardy shout out, & someone actually...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Castillo drop? Matt Franco thrill? 20 best Subway Series games

Four decades passed without a Subway Series. The once-common occurrence, in which the Yankees faced either the Dodgers or Giants in the World Series (when both teams played in New York), was strictly reserved for dreams and exhibition games. Then, interleague play finally brought the Yankees and Mets together in 1997, making a rivalry a...
Via New York Post
August 02, 2016

Mets Magic Moments: Mano A Mano Edition

Earlier this morning, during a twitter exchange with my friend Michael Baron of MetsBlog, the name of Matt Franco came up, and of course you can’t mention Matty without recalling one of the most memorable at-bats in franchise history. With two outs in the bottom of the ninth, Mariano Rivera on the mound, and two strikes on him, Franco lined a walk off single to right field to score...
Via Mets Merized Online
December 16, 2012  |  Discuss

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