|John Franco posing in the Mets Hall of Fame. (Photo: Mets Twitter)|
The Mets announced this afternoon that John Franco will be inducted into the Mets Hall of Fame this summer. The team's all-time saves leader will be inducted before the Mets take on the Cardinals on June 3 at Citi Field.
In 14 years with the team, Franco recorded 276 saves. He has 424 saves in his entire career, which is the 4th most in MLB only behind Mariano Rivera (603), Trevor Hoffman (601), and Lee Smith (478).
In a statement, Franco said:
"It’s a tremendous honor to be elected to the Mets Hall of Fame. I would like to thank Fred Wilpon, Saul Katz, Jeff Wilpon, the Hall of Fame Committee, all of my managers and coaches and of course my teammates. My entire family is looking forward to June 3."The four-time all-star was also the recipient of two National League Rolaids Relief Man of the Year awards (1988, 1990), which was fitting since he often times would induce agita for many fans watching.
He wasn't the best closer out there, but he managed to get the job done.