The New York Mets announced retired closer John Franco will be inducted into the Mets Hall of Fame on June 3, prior to the 1:10 p.m. game against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Franco, who still works for the Mets as a club ambassador, called the recognition, “a tremendous honor,” according to a statement from the Mets.
Franco spent 14 seasons with the club from 1990-2004, saving 276 games, a team record. He also holds the team’s all-time games pitched record with 695.
“John set a very high standard during his career both on and off the field,” Mets COO Jeff Wilpon, who serves as ex-officio for the Selection Committee 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.”
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