NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — Closer John Franco will be inducted into the New York Mets Hall of Fame before the June 3 game against the St. Louis Cardinals.
“I am truly honored and humbled by being elected into the Mets Hall of Fame,” Franco said, according to the team’s official website. “Growing up as a kid in Brooklyn and … always rooting for the Mets, and then working my way through high school and college and having a good career here in New York, it’s an honor for me to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.”
Franco saved a Mets-record 276 games from 1990-2004 and finished with 424 saves overall, the most by a left-hander.
“John set a very high standard during his career both on and off the field,” Mets COO Jeff Wilpon said in a statement. “It’s great that during our 50th-anniversary season we can have John — a true New Yorker in every sense — inducted into the Mets Hall of Fame.”
He becomes the 26th member of the Mets’ Hall and the first to join since Darryl Strawberry, Dwight Gooden, Davey Johnson and former general manager Frank Cashen in 2010.
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