John Anthony Franco (born September 17, 1960 in Brooklyn, New York) is a former left-handed relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for three National League teams from 1984 to 2005, primarily the New York Mets. His 1,119 career games pitched are an NL record, and rank third in major league history; his 424 career saves ranked second in major league history when he retired, and remain the most by a left-hander. For 14 of his 20 seasons, he played for the New York Mets, serving as team captain in his final years with the team.
He has appeared on a special called Mets Hall of Fame: John Franco which is based on his induction to the Mets Hall of Fame. He has also appeared on both Mets Pre-Game Live and Mets Post-Game Live in 2012. He appeared on Mets Hall of Fame: Mike Piazza in 2013.
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