Wed, 11 Feb 2015 09:09:21 -0800
Former Atlanta Braves 1B Julio Franco signed a contract at the age of 56 with the Ishikawa Stars of Japan's Independent Baseball Challenge League. Franco played parts of 23 major league seasons with eight different teams from 1982 to 2007.
Fri, 18 May 2012 00:16:54 -0700
When Colorado Rockies SP Jamie Moyer drove in two runs with an infield single in the fourth inning in Colorado's 6-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday, May 16, he became the oldest player in major-league history with an RBI, at 49 years and 180 days in age. That breaks the record of Julio Franco, who was 155 days younger when he got the last of his 1,194 ribbies in 2007.
Sat, 03 May 2008 13:01:55 -0700
The Associated Press reports free-agent 1B Julio Franco (Braves) announced his retirement from baseball earlier this week.
Mon, 29 Oct 2007 19:51:18 -0700
Mark Bowman, of Braves.MLB.com, reports Atlanta Braves 1B Julio Franco has filed for free agency.
Mon, 10 Sep 2007 19:40:39 -0700
Mark Bowman, of Braves.MLB.com, reports Atlanta Braves 1B Julio Franco (hamstring) is experiencing soreness in his right hamstring. The Braves hope Franco will be available for pinch hitting duties by the end of the week.
Sat, 01 Sep 2007 12:23:27 -0700
The Sports Network reports the Atlanta Braves have called up 1B Julio Franco.
Fri, 31 Aug 2007 21:19:04 -0700
Confirming previous reports, the Atlanta Braves will recall 1B Julio Franco from Class A Rome, Saturday, Sept. 1, when rosters expand, according to the Associated Press.
Tue, 07 Aug 2007 16:04:26 -0700
David O'Brien, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports the Atlanta Braves have assigned 1B Julio Franco to Class A Rome with the understanding that he will return to the big-league club when rosters expand in September. As well, because of his experience and defensive ability, Franco is a good bet to make the team's postseason roster should they make the playoffs.
Wed, 01 Aug 2007 15:36:58 -0700
The Associated Press reports the Atlanta Braves have cut 1B Julio Franco. Franco could rejoin the team in September if he fails to re-sign with another team.
Thu, 19 Jul 2007 19:43:18 -0700
The Associated Press' George Henry reports Atlanta Braves 1B Julio Franco got the start at first base Thursday, July 19, in his first game with Atlanta since the 2005 season. He went 1-for-3 and drove in two runs from the seventh spot in the order.