MOST fans remember Julio Franco as the former Phillies infielder who was part of the five-for-one deal for Von Hayes.
Franco had only played 16 games for the Phils before being dealt to the Indians in December of 1982 - along with Jay Baller, Manny Trillo, George Vukovich and Jerry Willard.
Sixteen games. That's fewer than the 18 that Phillies third base coach Pete Mackanin played for the Phightins in the late 70s. And no one even remembers he played here.
Franco played for eight teams over a 23-year major league career that included a 5-year stint with the Rangers where he won the American League batting title in 1991. He also played in Japan, South Korea and Mexico before retiring at age 49 in May of 2008.