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Will Aroldis Chapman Become the Reds' All-Time Leader in Saves?

The Reds are not having a good season. The team has a lot of holes, many of them caused by injury. But the Reds do have some elite players. 1,523 more words

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On This Day In Baseball History: June 22, 1994

New York Mets closer John Franco earns his 253rd career save, passing Dave Righetti for most by a lefty. Franco would finish the strike shortened season by leading the NL in saves with 30 and 7th in Cy Young voting. 31 more words


RIP, Players Falling Off the 2011 Ballot

On Friday, we elected four more. All were ballot newcomers, meaning we didn’t eat into our backlog at all. But today we do. As far as we’ve revealed, there are 198 players in the HoME, but there are plenty over the last four elections on whom it’s easy to agree. 1,146 more words

RIP, Obituaries Of Players We're No Longer Considering

Mets Reliever John Franco Headed To Cooperstown For Hall Of Fame Classic

Every major leaguer dreams of making the trip to Cooperstown. For former Mets relief pitcher John Franco, the Cooperstown dream becomes a reality Memorial Day Weekend when he suits up for the Hall of Fame Classic at the home of baseball. 720 more words


Mets baseball cards from Baseball Cards Magazine

After more than a decade of Topps Heritage sets, not to mention various other vintage-themed sets, baseball cards featuring current ballplayers on classic designs almost seems overdone. 472 more words


Off-Topic And Buying Time: My Bottom Ten Beatles Tracks

What are the 10 weakest Beatles tracks? That’s precisely the question I asked when I started pondering ways to write a quick post.

For the record, I’m limiting this to official releases through 1970. 383 more words

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10 year old interviews Mets' Legend John Franco

With a Major League career spanning 21 years, John Franco was one of the most reliable relief pitchers of his time, or any time, for that matter. 753 more words