Available here is a game worn New York Mets jersey worn by Julio Franco on 4/9/2007, Opening Day at Shea Stadium vs the Phillies. The jersey shows good game use with some marks and comes with a Steiner COA dating it to that specific game. Also, posted above is a photo from this very game with Franco sliding while wearing this jersey. 1,194 Runs Batted In. American League Batting Champion (1991). At 57, Julio Franco can’t quit playing baseball. Excerpts in article about him coaching in japan. After most of the players have batted, Franco, who last played major league baseball in 2007, when he was 49 years old, picks up the heaviest bat available — an ounce lighter than the 36 he preferred in the U. He steps to the plate and signals to the coach on the mound that he’d like a few pitches. The players around him stop what they’re doing and turn to watch. Cicadas buzz in the trees just past the outfield fence. Franco lifts his bat, and there it is! It is perhaps the strangest batting stance in the history of baseball. His toes are pointed inward. His butt is way out- — as is his back elbow, which he keeps higher than his ear. His fingers are an overlapping tangle on the bat, and the bat itself is up over his head, like he’s pointing the tip at the pitcher’s face. From a distance, he looks like a knock-kneed pelican curiously leaning over potential prey. Up close, he looks more like a coiled snake. It’s the same stance he had when he debuted with the Phillies in April 1982 during the Reagan administration. The same one he had 25 years later, when he became the oldest position player in major league history to have 100 plate. He holds MLB records for oldest player to hit a grand slam, oldest player to steal two bases in a game and perhaps for being the only player to hit a home run with a grandchild in attendance. He played against at least one pitcher. Who faced Ted Williams. The item “4/9/2007 Julio Franco Game Worn New York Mets Jersey Steiner COA -Opening Game” is in sale since Wednesday, May 3, 2017. This item is in the category “Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Game Used Memorabilia\Baseball-MLB\Jerseys”. The seller is “canton-cooper-sports” and is located in Slidell, Louisiana. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Bahamas, Viet nam, Uruguay.