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June 9, 1986 | Associated Press
Starting shortstop Julio Franco was not in the Cleveland Indians' lineup for Sunday's game against the Angels because he left the ballpark about 45 minutes before the game began, according to Manager Pat Corrales. "I've got an idea why, but I'm not going to make any statements until I talk to him," Corrales said. "He wasn't here. He left." Franco was at Cleveland Stadium in uniform early Sunday afternoon before he left.
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June 16, 2007 | From the Associated Press
By the second inning, Friday night's Mets-Yankees game was one for ages. When 48-year-old Julio Franco flied out against 44-year-old Roger Clemens ending the second, they became the oldest batter-pitcher matchup in the major leagues since Nick Altrock of the Washington Senators grounded out against the Philadelphia Athletics' Rube Walberg in the 11th inning on Oct. 1, 1933, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Altrock was 57 and hadn't played since 1919.
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August 13, 1997 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA
The Angels are one of three teams believed to be in the running for infielder Julio Franco, who was designated for assignment by the Cleveland Indians Aug. 1 and will become a free agent when he clears unconditional release waivers today. The Milwaukee Brewers and San Francisco Giants are also pursuing Franco, who was hitting .284 with three home runs, 25 RBIs and 46 runs but slumped in June and was benched after the All-Star break.
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August 16, 2005 | HOUSTON MITCHELL
* Notable players born in 1958, the same year Franco was born (year retired in parentheses): Neil Allen (1989); Wade Boggs (1999); Bill Doran (1993); Gary Gaetti (2000); Atlee Hammaker (1995); Dave Henderson (1994); Rickey Henderson (2003); Orel Hershiser (2000); Glenn Hoffman (1989); Steve Howe (1996); Tim Leary (1994); Dave Righetti (1995); Mike Scioscia (1992); John Shelby (1991); Dickie Thon (1993); Alan Trammell (1996); Matt Young (1993).
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August 16, 2005 | HOUSTON MITCHELL
* Notable players born in 1958, the same year Franco was born (year retired in parentheses): Neil Allen (1989); Wade Boggs (1999); Bill Doran (1993); Gary Gaetti (2000); Atlee Hammaker (1995); Dave Henderson (1994); Rickey Henderson (2003); Orel Hershiser (2000); Glenn Hoffman (1989); Steve Howe (1996); Tim Leary (1994); Dave Righetti (1995); Mike Scioscia (1992); John Shelby (1991); Dickie Thon (1993); Alan Trammell (1996); Matt Young (1993).
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August 17, 1996
Thank you for 18 inches on the fact that Amanda Beard and Dennis Rodman had breakfast together before Beard went to the Angels' game. What next, in-depth articles about Julio Franco walking his dog? N. MONROE SLAVIN Los Angeles
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June 10, 1986 | Associated Press
Cleveland Indian shortstop Julio Franco was suspended for two games and fined $200 because of his unauthorized absence from Sunday's game against the Angels, the team announced Monday. Franco was at Municipal Stadium in uniform early Sunday but left the ballpark about 45 minutes before the game began. Manager Pat Corrales said Monday he had talked to Franco about a problem before Franco left the stadium on Sunday.
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August 31, 2002
At the Sunday evening Dodger game against Atlanta, my 12-year-old son and I sat in the first row of the loge near first base. He waited anxiously and hoped against all odds that a foul ball would come his way. At the end of the eighth inning, as the Braves were coming back into their dugout, first baseman Julio Franco looked up into the crowd and saw my son Justin waving frantically for the ball. He smiled and tossed the ball directly to my son. Immediately, a nearby teenager jumped at the ball and knocked it out of my son's glove.
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March 5, 1992 | Associated Press
Defending American League batting champion Julio Franco has bursitis in his right knee and will miss at least two weeks of spring training, the Texas Rangers learned. Franco was examined by Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., orthopedist Dan Kanell, who diagnosed patella bursitis aggravated by trying to do too much too soon during spring training. Franco hit .341 last year and has a lifetime .302 average.
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June 16, 2007 | From the Associated Press
By the second inning, Friday night's Mets-Yankees game was one for ages. When 48-year-old Julio Franco flied out against 44-year-old Roger Clemens ending the second, they became the oldest batter-pitcher matchup in the major leagues since Nick Altrock of the Washington Senators grounded out against the Philadelphia Athletics' Rube Walberg in the 11th inning on Oct. 1, 1933, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Altrock was 57 and hadn't played since 1919.
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June 28, 2005 | From Associated Press
Julio Franco talks about playing until he's 50. Maybe even 60, by Horacio Ramirez's math. Franco hit the eighth grand slam of his career, a pinch-hit shot, and Ramirez pitched the streaking Atlanta Braves past the Florida Marlins, 7-2, Monday night at Miami in a game called during the eighth inning because of rain. The 46-year-old Franco, already the oldest player in major league history to hit a grand slam, sealed the victory in the eighth.
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May 31, 2003 | From Associated Press
Greg Maddux offered a fine scouting report on the pitcher he faced Friday night. "He's got good stuff -- a good slider and changeup," Maddux said. "Sneaky quick." Of course, Maddux had seen this guy before. It was his old teammate, Tom Glavine. Maddux hung on for his 277th career victory while Glavine gave up a career-high four home runs in their first-ever matchup as the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets, 5-2. "It was kind of fun," Maddux said. "But I try to never make it personal.
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August 31, 2002
At the Sunday evening Dodger game against Atlanta, my 12-year-old son and I sat in the first row of the loge near first base. He waited anxiously and hoped against all odds that a foul ball would come his way. At the end of the eighth inning, as the Braves were coming back into their dugout, first baseman Julio Franco looked up into the crowd and saw my son Justin waving frantically for the ball. He smiled and tossed the ball directly to my son. Immediately, a nearby teenager jumped at the ball and knocked it out of my son's glove.
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September 1, 2001 | From Associated Press
The Atlanta Braves on Friday acquired Julio Franco, who has played only one game in the major leagues since 1997. They also got right-handed reliever Rudy Seanez in a separate deal. Franco, 40, the most valuable player of the 1990 All-Star game, was obtained from the Mexico City Tigers after leading the Mexican League with a .437 average in 110 games. He also had 18 homers and 90 runs batted in.
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August 25, 2000 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An opposition politician was declared victor Wednesday in a special election of Paraguay's vice president, defeating the candidate from one of Latin America's longest-ruling and most authoritarian political parties. Election officials announced the narrow victory of Julio Cesar Franco of the center-left Liberal Party after an 11-day delay in the vote count--the latest tense episode for a shaky young democracy racked by political gangsterism.
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August 13, 1997 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA
The Angels are one of three teams believed to be in the running for infielder Julio Franco, who was designated for assignment by the Cleveland Indians Aug. 1 and will become a free agent when he clears unconditional release waivers today. The Milwaukee Brewers and San Francisco Giants are also pursuing Franco, who was hitting .284 with three home runs, 25 RBIs and 46 runs but slumped in June and was benched after the All-Star break.
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May 22, 1992 | Associated Press
Texas Ranger second baseman Julio Franco worked out Thursday for the first time in three weeks, and promptly pronounced himself fit enough to come off the disabled list. After watching the defending American League batting champion work out with University of Texas players, physical therapist Doug Kelsey said Franco's recovery was right on schedule. Franco has been on the 15-day disabled list since May 4, suffering with bursitis in his right knee.
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June 28, 2005 | From Associated Press
Julio Franco talks about playing until he's 50. Maybe even 60, by Horacio Ramirez's math. Franco hit the eighth grand slam of his career, a pinch-hit shot, and Ramirez pitched the streaking Atlanta Braves past the Florida Marlins, 7-2, Monday night at Miami in a game called during the eighth inning because of rain. The 46-year-old Franco, already the oldest player in major league history to hit a grand slam, sealed the victory in the eighth.
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August 17, 1996
Thank you for 18 inches on the fact that Amanda Beard and Dennis Rodman had breakfast together before Beard went to the Angels' game. What next, in-depth articles about Julio Franco walking his dog? N. MONROE SLAVIN Los Angeles
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May 22, 1994 | ROSS NEWHAN
* MAIN MAN: Fred McGriff batted .313 in April and said he wasn't swinging well. Believe him. From May 6 through Saturday, he has hit .321 and is leading Atlanta in home runs, runs and runs batted in. The Braves are a remarkable 77-30 since his midseason acquisition last year. Manager Bobby Cox said: "It's just like everything else with our club right now. Everyone expects our pitchers to throw a shutout, and everyone expects Freddy to hit the ball out of the ballpark."
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