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Julio Franco exiles Jack Quinn to the dustbin of history
2006-04-20 21:22
by Bob Timmermann

Julio Franco aged 47 years, 7 months and 27 days (give or take a day as I'm doing the math in my head) hit a pinch-hit two run homer off of Scott Linebrink in San Diego.

This makes Franco the oldest player in MLB history to hit a home run. The former record holder was Jack Quinn who was 8 days shy of his 47th birthday when he homered off of Chad Kimsey on June 27, 1930.

2006-04-20 23:24:03
1.   Suffering Bruin
For the first time in a while, I played basketball on concrete (Lincoln Jr. High School in Santa Monica). It was fun, it brought back memories... and I was in pain that night and in worse pain the next day.

In a little less than six years, I'll be as old as Julio Franco is now. I am in awe of him.

2006-04-21 00:56:45
2.   Voxter
Whenever people ask my who my favorite current ballplayer is, I tell them it's Julio Franco. And then I back off and say it's actually Tim Wakefield, mostly because more people have heard of him. But it's actually Julio Franco.

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