NY Mets Great Downsizing, Pitches His Belongings
John Franco and his family is downsizing and selling some of their stuff on Staten Island
In this photo provided by the New York Mets, retired Mets relief pitcher John Franco poses in the Mets Hall of Fame at Citi Field in New York, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012. Franco was inducted into the baseball Mets Hall of Fame earlier in the day. (AP Photo/New York Mets, Marc Levine)
Mets fans have their chance this weekend to pick up some team memorabilia at the yard sale of a legendary local pitcher.
The Staten Island Advance reports that former New York Mets closer John Franco is selling the contents of his six-bedroom mansion this weekend.
The merchandise includes Mets memorabilia, video arcade machines, 19th-century oil paintings and a Harley-Davidson Roadster.
The sale started Friday and continues through Sunday.
The Advance says the motorcycle was presented to Franco by his teammates in recognition of his 400th save. It fetched $7,000.
Franco and his wife have moved to from Staten Island to smaller quarters in Manhattan now that their two older children are grown and only the youngest is at home.
The 51-year-old Franco was raised in Brooklyn and was a hometown favorite on the Mets. He was a four-time All-Star and had 424 saves.
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Published at 1:31 PM EDT on Jul 14, 2012
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