John Franco

Mike Piazza inducted into Mets Hall of Fame
Mike Piazza inducted into Mets Hall of Fame
Sports Liam La Guerre 9/30/2013 at 12:18PM

It was a Piazza palooza at Citi Field. The New York Mets inducted legendary catcher Mike Piazza as the 27th member in the Mets Hall of Fame on Sunday before the team played its final game of the year. Piazza received a proclamation from Mayor Michael Bloomberg, which declared September 29 as Mike Piazza Day. [...]

Baseball meets art at All-Star FanFest
Baseball meets art at All-Star FanFest
News Terence M. Cullen 7/15/2013 at 6:05PM

It was a bright day at Citi Field, Mr. Met on the JumboTron and traffic on all surrounding parkways was bumper-to-bumper. Then the sky fell dark as artist Charles Fazzone took a paintbrush to the heavens and made it a midnight blue. A group of people gathered around his work station and marveled as Fazzone [...]

Mets tickets go on sale Monday at 10 a.m.
Mets tickets go on sale Monday at 10 a.m.
News Billy Rennison 3/02/2012 at 5:38PM

Spring training is in full swing, Opening Day is a month away: time to get your Mets tickets. New York Mets tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, March 5 at 10 a.m. The Mets open their season on against their rival the Atlanta Braves on Thursday, April 5 at 1:10 p.m. [...]

Closer in the Hall: Mets to induct Franco
Closer in the Hall: Mets to induct Franco
News Steve Mosco 2/01/2012 at 11:32AM

The New York Mets added another fan favorite to their Hall of Fame, announcing plans to induct former closer John Franco this summer — making him the fifth new inductee in three years. “I am truly honored and humbled by being elected into the Mets Hall of Fame,” Franco said. “Growing up as a kid [...]

Deadly St. Albans ‘DWI’ crash
Deadly St. Albans ‘DWI’ crash
News Jay Lane 12/08/2011 at 8:58AM

4 Accused in Theft of Aid Meant for Nonprofit In 2006, a Queens state senator, Shirley L. Huntley, set up a nonprofit group called Parent Workshop that was intended to help parents navigate the inner workings of New York City’s school system. Then she began funneling state aid to the group, whose executives had close [...]

Kids meet former Mets’ hurler John Franco
Kids meet former Mets’ hurler John Franco
News Alexa Altman 12/07/2011 at 12:52PM

Thirteen-year-old Joseph Santana stood in line wearing an oversized striped Mets jersey, clutching a cobalt blue baseball cap. He bobbed excitedly as the line grew shorter, anticipating his turn. When he reached the front of the line, he thrust the cap at former Mets relief pitcher John Franco, who scribbled his signature in black Sharpie [...]