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The remarkable Julio Franco

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Pringle, Oct 13, 2006.

  1. Pringle

    Pringle Active Member

    While watching the game last night, it struck me what an amazing story Julio Franco is. Has it been somewhat undercovered nationally? The guy is 48 and getting big-time minutes for a probable World Series team ... are we just queezy about age-related feats because of what we've learned the last few years? I've yet to see a definitive Franco feech, and you'd think his story would be fascinating. The guy was playing in 1982!

    You'd have to go back to like Jack Quinn in the '30s to find someone this old playing this well.

    Hell, Bob Gibson was the oldest guy in the National League when he was 39.
  2. Chef

    Chef Active Member


    Julio is on the juice.
  3. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    yeah, prune juice.
  4. Pastor

    Pastor Active Member

    Well, that can be listed as a performance enhancer of sorts.
  5. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Franco is the last major league professional athlete older than me.

    :'( :'( :'( :'(
  6. There's a good bit of stuff on the Web about Franco and his regimen (do a Google search for julio franco diet). I think Rick Reilly did something on him a few years back.

    This was from August...

  7. Trouser_Buddah

    Trouser_Buddah Active Member

    Not trying to pile on, starman, but that will be a kick in the head for me when that happens
  8. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

    Julio Franco, Kenny Rogers and Odibe McDowell were supposed to lead the early-90s Rangers to the Big Dance.
  9. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

    Later, when the team was floundering as usual, gold-chain-laden Oil Can Boyd was hastily signed.
  10. Pancamo

    Pancamo Active Member

    not mcdowell, sierra. mcdowell left the rangers in the '80's.
  11. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    I have his rookie card. It's from the Honus Wagner tobacco card series. ;D
  12. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    He's got a way to go before he's in Gordie Howe's longetivity league. He played 32 seasons of top-level pro hockey between 1946 and 1980 and retired at age 52.
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