Advertisement
HomeCollectionsJulio Franco
IN THE NEWS

Julio Franco

FIND MORE STORIES ABOUT:
FEATURED ARTICLES
SPORTS
July 6, 1991
Texas Rangers second baseman Julio Franco complained of chest pains before last night's game against the California Angels, but a doctor diagnosed the problem as a caffeine attack, club officials said.Franco, an All-Star reserve, was taken to an Arlington clinic, where team doctor Mike Mycoskie performed chest X-rays and an electrocardiogram. Mycoskie diagnosed the problem as too much caffeine, and Franco was cleared to play. He went 1-for-3.* YANKEES: Farmhand Kevin Mmahat pitched a no-hitter, as the Class AAA Columbus Clippers beat the host Louisville Redbirds, 6-0.Mmahat, a 26-year-old left-hander who underwent rotator cuff surgery during the off-season, struck out nine and walked three to even his record at 3-3.* METS: The club has offered an unprecedented $20 million over 20 years to help with the financing for a new stadium in Norfolk, Va., for the Class AAA Tidewater Tides.
ARTICLES BY DATE
SPORTS
By Matt Vensel | September 27, 2011
Sitting at his locker on Monday night, Orioles designated hitter Vladimir Guerrero told reporters (through interpreter Rudy Arias) that he didn't know until the Toronto series two weeks ago that he was on the verge of passing Julio Franco to become the all-time MLB career hits leader among Dominican-born players. But Guerrero is well aware that he is a few hundred hits away from joining the 3,000-hit club. After his rally-starting single off Josh Beckett in Monday night's 6-3 win over the Boston Red Sox, Guerrero has 2,587 hits in 16 years in the major leagues.
Advertisement
SPORTS
August 9, 1997
Blue Jays: Jose Cruz is 10-for-34 with three homers since coming to Toronto. He has hits in seven of eight games.Indians: David Justice changed his uniform number from 33 to 23, the number he wore with the Braves from 1989 to 1996. Julio Franco had No. 23 when Justice came to Cleveland.Pub Date: 8/09/97
SPORTS
By Roch Kubatko and Peter Schmuck and By Roch Kubatko and Peter Schmuck,SUN STAFF | October 17, 2001
Once resigned to continuing through the playoffs without his regular catcher, Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox added Javy Lopez to the roster yesterday for the National League Championship Series. Infielder Wes Helms was removed to create room. Lopez missed the final six games of the regular season and the entire Division Series because of a sprained left ankle suffered in a collision with New York Mets' Robin Ventura on Sept. 30. Paul Bako, claimed off waivers last year, has been starting in Lopez's absence.
SPORTS
By Buster Olney | October 3, 1996
UPS AND DOWNSArmando Benitez *UP* El Toro. Wave Cleveland red in his face, and he starts steaming 98 mph fastballs.Cal Ripken *UP* Some great defense up the middle, and a couple of big hits. Series MVP, perhaps?The Indians *DOWN* First Baltimore took Cleveland's football team. Now Baltimore's taking the AL title away, too.Brady Anderson *UP* With one more homer, he'll have more homers than any other player in the major leagues this year.Walks *UP* The patience of the Orioles' hitters, leading to bases on balls, has played an important part in rallies in both victories.
SPORTS
By Buster Olney | February 18, 1996
Bobby BonillaHis projected role for the Orioles: Bonilla will be back in the cleanup spot, and right now, manager Davey Johnson is thinking Bonilla will be in right field. But there's a chance Bonilla could be at third, where he played the final weeks of last season.Number crunching: Bonilla batted .378 in the final month of the season, with five homers and 27 RBIs.Where he's been this off-season: Bonilla spent more than a month playing winter ball in Puerto Rico, with Caguas, alongside Roberto Alomar.
SPORTS
By Josie Karp and Josie Karp,Evening Sun Staff | August 12, 1991
Let's start again.You haven't seen with your own eyes how badly the Orioles perform at home. You don't know about the season-spoiling injury to Glenn Davis. You can't imagine that Jeff Ballard will be in Rochester by August.All you know is that tonight Ben McDonald takes on Jack McDowell at Memorial Stadium. It is Monday. For all intents and ** purposes it could be Opening Day, for it was a McDonald-McDowell matchup that you pictured when you took a look at the 1991 schedule last winter.All season long the Orioles have been asking you to remember, but maybe the time has come to forget.
SPORTS
By Josie Karp and Josie Karp,Evening Sun Staff | August 13, 1991
Used to be the hottest thing about the Texas Rangers was Nolan Ryan's fastball and the 100-degree heat down in Arlington. Well, Ryan is on the DL, but the Rangers are hotter than ever. The Rangers' bats, that is.Even though they lost to the Brewers last night, the Rangers still managed to plate seven runs, the 11th time in 16 games they have scored more than six. As a team, the Rangers are hitting .322 over the last 18 games.Here is a closer look at the individuals making the most noise for Texas:* Rafael Palmeiro: Not only does his .349 batting average lead the majors, it's the highest average of any Ranger ever this late in the season.
SPORTS
By Jim Henneman and Jim Henneman,Sun Staff Writer | May 28, 1994
If you're looking for a good reading on the Orioles' pitching staff, this weekend and next will provide the best possible gauge. Also the biggest.While Ken Griffey and Matt Williams chase home run records, Paul O'Neill flirts with .500 and Joe Carter drives in runs at a dizzying pace, the best offensive player in baseball has gone relatively unnoticed. But not by his peers or opposing managers.At 6 feet 5, 260 pounds, Frank Thomas is perhaps the most imposing hitter in baseball. What isn't arguable is that he is the game's most productive hitter.
SPORTS
By Matt Vensel | September 27, 2011
Sitting at his locker on Monday night, Orioles designated hitter Vladimir Guerrero told reporters (through interpreter Rudy Arias) that he didn't know until the Toronto series two weeks ago that he was on the verge of passing Julio Franco to become the all-time MLB career hits leader among Dominican-born players. But Guerrero is well aware that he is a few hundred hits away from joining the 3,000-hit club. After his rally-starting single off Josh Beckett in Monday night's 6-3 win over the Boston Red Sox, Guerrero has 2,587 hits in 16 years in the major leagues.
SPORTS
August 9, 1997
Blue Jays: Jose Cruz is 10-for-34 with three homers since coming to Toronto. He has hits in seven of eight games.Indians: David Justice changed his uniform number from 33 to 23, the number he wore with the Braves from 1989 to 1996. Julio Franco had No. 23 when Justice came to Cleveland.Pub Date: 8/09/97
SPORTS
By Buster Olney | October 3, 1996
UPS AND DOWNSArmando Benitez *UP* El Toro. Wave Cleveland red in his face, and he starts steaming 98 mph fastballs.Cal Ripken *UP* Some great defense up the middle, and a couple of big hits. Series MVP, perhaps?The Indians *DOWN* First Baltimore took Cleveland's football team. Now Baltimore's taking the AL title away, too.Brady Anderson *UP* With one more homer, he'll have more homers than any other player in the major leagues this year.Walks *UP* The patience of the Orioles' hitters, leading to bases on balls, has played an important part in rallies in both victories.
SPORTS
By Buster Olney | February 18, 1996
Bobby BonillaHis projected role for the Orioles: Bonilla will be back in the cleanup spot, and right now, manager Davey Johnson is thinking Bonilla will be in right field. But there's a chance Bonilla could be at third, where he played the final weeks of last season.Number crunching: Bonilla batted .378 in the final month of the season, with five homers and 27 RBIs.Where he's been this off-season: Bonilla spent more than a month playing winter ball in Puerto Rico, with Caguas, alongside Roberto Alomar.
SPORTS
By Buster Olney and Buster Olney,SUN STAFF | December 10, 1995
Never fails. Just when you think some fiscal sanity has been restored, just when you think the teams might be learning how to bid for players and respect market value, somebody goes overboard and hands out an absurd contract.* Exhibit A: The Yankees trade for first baseman Tino Martinez and sign him to a five-year, $20.25 million deal.The fact is Tino Martinez is a career .265 hitter. Before this year, he never had driven home more than 66 runs in a year. Heck, by driving in 111 runs in the middle of a stacked Seattle lineup last summer, Martinez improved his career RBI total by about 50 percent.
SPORTS
By Andy Knobel | April 25, 1995
CHICAGO WHITE SOXWhere they're coming from: They finished 67-46, just good enough for first place, but the strike kept them from a shot at their first World Series title since 1917.Where they're going: First place. No other team has better young pitching, and no other team has Frank Thomas, who led the AL in runs, walks, on-base average, slugging average, extra-base hits and gushy comparisons to Ted Williams.Key newcomers: P Jim Abbott (4.55 ERA), DH Chris Sabo (11 HRs in 258 at-bats), OF Mike Devereaux (.203)
SPORTS
By Jim Henneman and Jim Henneman,Sun Staff Writer | May 28, 1994
If you're looking for a good reading on the Orioles' pitching staff, this weekend and next will provide the best possible gauge. Also the biggest.While Ken Griffey and Matt Williams chase home run records, Paul O'Neill flirts with .500 and Joe Carter drives in runs at a dizzying pace, the best offensive player in baseball has gone relatively unnoticed. But not by his peers or opposing managers.At 6 feet 5, 260 pounds, Frank Thomas is perhaps the most imposing hitter in baseball. What isn't arguable is that he is the game's most productive hitter.
SPORTS
By Roch Kubatko and Peter Schmuck and By Roch Kubatko and Peter Schmuck,SUN STAFF | October 17, 2001
Once resigned to continuing through the playoffs without his regular catcher, Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox added Javy Lopez to the roster yesterday for the National League Championship Series. Infielder Wes Helms was removed to create room. Lopez missed the final six games of the regular season and the entire Division Series because of a sprained left ankle suffered in a collision with New York Mets' Robin Ventura on Sept. 30. Paul Bako, claimed off waivers last year, has been starting in Lopez's absence.
SPORTS
By Andy Knobel | April 25, 1995
CHICAGO WHITE SOXWhere they're coming from: They finished 67-46, just good enough for first place, but the strike kept them from a shot at their first World Series title since 1917.Where they're going: First place. No other team has better young pitching, and no other team has Frank Thomas, who led the AL in runs, walks, on-base average, slugging average, extra-base hits and gushy comparisons to Ted Williams.Key newcomers: P Jim Abbott (4.55 ERA), DH Chris Sabo (11 HRs in 258 at-bats), OF Mike Devereaux (.203)
SPORTS
By Josie Karp and Josie Karp,Evening Sun Staff | August 13, 1991
Used to be the hottest thing about the Texas Rangers was Nolan Ryan's fastball and the 100-degree heat down in Arlington. Well, Ryan is on the DL, but the Rangers are hotter than ever. The Rangers' bats, that is.Even though they lost to the Brewers last night, the Rangers still managed to plate seven runs, the 11th time in 16 games they have scored more than six. As a team, the Rangers are hitting .322 over the last 18 games.Here is a closer look at the individuals making the most noise for Texas:* Rafael Palmeiro: Not only does his .349 batting average lead the majors, it's the highest average of any Ranger ever this late in the season.
SPORTS
By Josie Karp and Josie Karp,Evening Sun Staff | August 12, 1991
Let's start again.You haven't seen with your own eyes how badly the Orioles perform at home. You don't know about the season-spoiling injury to Glenn Davis. You can't imagine that Jeff Ballard will be in Rochester by August.All you know is that tonight Ben McDonald takes on Jack McDowell at Memorial Stadium. It is Monday. For all intents and ** purposes it could be Opening Day, for it was a McDonald-McDowell matchup that you pictured when you took a look at the 1991 schedule last winter.All season long the Orioles have been asking you to remember, but maybe the time has come to forget.
Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.