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Julio Franco Julio Franco
Full name: Julio Cesar Franco
Born: August 23, 1958, Hato Mayor, Dominican Rep.
Born: as: Julio Cesar Robles (Franco)
First Game: April 23, 1982
Bat: Right Throw: Right Height: 6' 0" Weight: 160
All Star MVP (1990)
2B on TSN AL All-Star Team (1989 to 1991)
AL Silver Slugger as 2B (1988 to 1991)
AL Silver Slugger as DH (1994)
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Batting RecordBatting Record
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG   BFW Year TeamTeam
1982 PHI N Daily Splits   16    29    3    8   1   0   0    3    2   1    4   0   1   0   0   1   1    0   2  .276  .323  .310  -0.4 1982 PHI N
1983 CLE A Daily Splits  149   560   68  153  24   8   8   80   27   1   50   2   3   6   0   8  21   32  12  .273  .306  .387   0.4 1983 CLE A
1984 CLE A Daily Splits  160   658   82  188  22   5   3   79   43   1   68   6   1  10   0  15  23   19  10  .286  .331  .348   1.0 1984 CLE A
1985 CLE A Daily Splits  160   636   97  183  33   4   6   90   54   2   74   4   0   9   0  12  26   13   9  .288  .343  .381   0.1 1985 CLE A
1986 CLE A Daily Splits  149   599   80  183  30   5  10   74   32   1   66   0   0   5   0   9  28   10   7  .306  .338  .422   1.6 1986 CLE A
1987 CLE A Daily Splits  128   495   86  158  24   3   8   52   57   2   56   3   0   5   0  10  23   32   9  .319  .389  .428   1.1 1987 CLE A
1988 CLE A Daily Splits  152   613   88  186  23   6  10   54   56   4   72   2   1   4   0   3  17   25  11  .303  .361  .409   1.5 1988 CLE A
1989 TEX A Daily Splits  150   548   80  173  31   5  13   92   66  11   69   1   0   6   0   8  27   21   3  .316  .386  .462   3.1 1989 TEX A
1990 TEX A Daily Splits  157   582   96  172  27   1  11   69   82   3   83   2   2   2   0  10  12   31  10  .296  .383  .402   2.7 1990 TEX A
1991 TEX A Daily Splits  146   589  108  201  27   3  15   78   65   8   78   3   0   2   0   7  13   36   9  .341  .408  .474   1.5 1991 TEX A
1992 TEX A Daily Splits   35   107   19   25   7   0   2    8   15   2   17   0   1   0   0   0   3    1   1  .234  .328  .355  -0.5 1992 TEX A
1993 TEX A Daily Splits  144   532   85  154  31   3  14   84   62   4   95   1   5   7   0   2  16    9   3  .289  .360  .438   0.8 1993 TEX A
1994 CHI A Daily Splits  112   433   72  138  19   2  20   98   62   4   75   5   0   5   0   5  14    8   1  .319  .406  .510   1.9 1994 CHI A
1996 CLE A Daily Splits  112   432   72  139  20   1  14   76   61   2   82   3   0   3   0   5  14    8   8  .322  .407  .470   0.9 1996 CLE A
1997 CLE A Daily Splits   78   289   46   82  13   1   3   25   38   2   75   0   1   0   0   8  13    8   5  .284  .367  .367   0.2 1997 CLE A
1997 MIL A Daily Splits   42   141   22   34   3   0   4   19   31   2   41   1   0   4   0   0   4    7   1  .241  .373  .348  -0.1 1997 MIL A
1997 TOT A               120   430   68  116  16   1   7   44   69   4  116   1   1   4   0   8  17   15   6  .270  .369  .360   0.1 1997 TOT A
1999 TB  A Daily Splits    1     1    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    1   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .000  .000  .000   0.0 1999 TB  A
2001 ATL N Daily Splits   25    90   13   27   4   0   3   11   10   1   20   1   0   0   0   2   3    0   0  .300  .376  .444   0.1 2001 ATL N
2002 ATL N Daily Splits  125   338   51   96  13   1   6   30   39   3   75   1   2   3   0   4  13    5   1  .284  .357  .382  -0.5 2002 ATL N
2003 ATL N Daily Splits  103   197   28   58  12   2   5   31   25   5   43   0   0   1   0   3   8    0   1  .294  .372  .452   0.1 2003 ATL N
2004 ATL N Daily Splits  125   320   37   99  18   3   6   57   36   4   68   1   1   3   0   2  10    4   2  .309  .378  .441   0.0 2004 ATL N
Total NL                 394   974  132  288  48   6  20  132  112  14  210   3   4   7   0  12  35    9   6  .296  .368  .419  -0.7 Total NL        
Total AL                1875  7215 1101 2169 334  47 141  978  751  49 1002  33  14  68   0 102 254  260  99  .301  .366  .419  16.2 Total AL        
Total            Splits 2269  8189 1233 2457 382  53 161 1110  863  63 1212  36  18  75   0 114 289  269 105  .300  .366  .419  15.5 Total
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG   BFW Year TeamTeam
Division Series Batting RecordDivision Series Batting Record
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team
1996 CLE A Daily Splits    4    15    1    2   0   0   0    1    1   0    6   0   0   1   0   0   0    0   0  .133  .176  .133 1996 CLE A
2001 ATL N Daily Splits    3    13    3    4   0   0   1    1    0   0    1   0   0   0   0   2   0    0   1  .308  .308  .538 2001 ATL N
2002 ATL N Daily Splits    5    22    2    4   0   0   0    1    2   0    3   0   0   0   0   0   1    1   0  .182  .250  .182 2002 ATL N
2003 ATL N Daily Splits    4     8    1    4   1   0   0    0    2   0    2   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .500  .600  .625 2003 ATL N
2004 ATL N Daily Splits    3     4    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    1   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .000  .000  .000 2004 ATL N
Total NL                  15    47    6   12   1   0   1    2    4   0    7   0   0   0   0   2   1    1   1  .255  .314  .340 Total NL        
Total AL                   4    15    1    2   0   0   0    1    1   0    6   0   0   1   0   0   0    0   0  .133  .176  .133 Total AL        
Total            Splits   19    62    7   14   1   0   1    3    5   0   13   0   0   1   0   2   1    1   1  .226  .279  .290 Total
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team
League Championship Series Batting RecordLeague Championship Series Batting Record
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team
2001 ATL N Daily Splits    5    23    2    6   0   0   1    2    0   0    2   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .261  .261  .391 2001 ATL N
All-Star Game Batting RecordAll-Star Game Batting Record
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team
1989 AL    Daily Splits    1     3    0    1   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .333  .333  .333 1989 AL   
1990 AL    Daily Splits    1     3    0    1   1   0   0    2    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .333  .333  .667 1990 AL   
Total            Splits    2     6    0    2   1   0   0    2    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .333  .333  .500 Total
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team

Fielding RecordFielding Record
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG  LF-G CF-G RF-G
1982 PHI N Daily  SS   11    8    7    75       8   23    0    2   0 1.000
1982 PHI N        3B    2    1    0     7.2     0    2    0    0   0 1.000
1983 CLE A Daily  SS  148  147  147  1323     247  438   28   92   0  .961
1984 CLE A Daily  SS  159  158  148  1401.1   280  481   36  116   0  .955
1984 CLE A        DH    1    0    0                                      -
1985 CLE A Daily  SS  151  149  136  1288     238  419   35   95   0  .949
1985 CLE A        2B    8    8    8    69      14   18    1    4   0  .970
1985 CLE A        DH    1    1    1                                      -
1986 CLE A Daily  SS  133  132  121  1143.1   231  374   18   81   0  .971
1986 CLE A        2B   13   11   11   100.1    17   39    1    9   0  .982
1986 CLE A        DH    3    3    3                                      -
1987 CLE A Daily  SS  111  110   97   941     157  285   17   53   0  .963
1987 CLE A        2B    9    8    8    75.1    18   28    1    3   0  .979
1987 CLE A        DH    8    8    8                                      -
1988 CLE A Daily  2B  151  151  138  1300     310  434   14   87   0  .982
1988 CLE A        DH    1    1    1                                      -
1989 TEX A Daily  2B  140  139  126  1199.1   256  386   13   70   0  .980
1989 TEX A        DH   10   10   10                                      -
1990 TEX A Daily  2B  152  152  136  1309.2   310  444   19  101   0  .975
1990 TEX A        DH    3    2    1                                      -
1991 TEX A Daily  2B  146  144  130  1283.1   294  372   14   80   0  .979
1992 TEX A Daily  DH   15   14   12                                      -
1992 TEX A        2B    9    9    5    70      12   17    3    2   0  .906
1992 TEX A        OF    4    3    1    23       9    0    0    0   0 1.000     4    0    1 
1992 TEX A        LF    4    2    1    16       9    0    0    0   0 1.000
1992 TEX A        RF    1    1    0     7       0    0    0    0   0     -
1993 TEX A Daily  DH  140  140  125                                      -
1994 CHI A Daily  DH   99   99   94                                      -
1994 CHI A        1B   14   13   11   115      88    7    3    9   0  .969
1996 CLE A Daily  1B   97   96   82   833.2   852   77    9   89   0  .990
1996 CLE A        DH   13   13   13                                      -
1997 CLE A Daily  DH   42   42   41                                      -
1997 CLE A        2B   35   34   24   288.2    69  107    3   23   0  .983
1997 CLE A        1B    1    0    0     2       1    0    0    0   0 1.000
1997 MIL A Daily  DH   28   28   27                                      -
1997 MIL A        1B   13   13   13   121.1   108   11    1   20   0  .992
1997 TOT A        1B   14   13   13   123.1   109   11    1   20   0  .992
1997 TOT A        DH   70   70   68                                      -
1999 TB  A Daily  1B    1    0    0     1       2    0    0    0   0 1.000
2001 ATL N Daily  1B   23   22   19   188     181   16    1   20   0  .995
2002 ATL N Daily  1B   95   70   65   694     717   59    8   79   0  .990
2002 ATL N        DH    2    2    1                                      -
2003 ATL N Daily  1B   75   38   32   412     432   32    1   47   0  .998
2004 ATL N Daily  1B   84   71   52   631.1   627   48    2   68   0  .997
2004 ATL N        DH    1    1    1                                      -
Total             SS  713  704  656  6171.2  1161 2020  134  439   0  .960
Total             2B  663  656  586  5695.2  1300 1845   69  379   0  .979
Total             1B  403  323  274  2998.1  3008  250   25  332   0  .992
Total             DH  367  364  338                                      -
Total             OF    4    3    1    23       9    0    0    0   0 1.000     4    0    1 
Total             LF    4    2    1    16       9    0    0    0   0 1.000
Total             3B    2    1    0     7.2     0    2    0    0   0 1.000
Total             RF    1    1    0     7       0    0    0    0   0     -
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG  LF-G CF-G RF-G
Division Series Fielding RecordDivision Series Fielding Record
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG
1996 CLE A Daily  1B    3    3    3    29      18    1    0    1   0 1.000
1996 CLE A        DH    1    1    1                                      -
2001 ATL N Daily  1B    3    3    3    27      25    2    0    5   0 1.000
2002 ATL N Daily  1B    5    5    4    42.2    37    1    0    2   0 1.000
2003 ATL N Daily  1B    3    2    2    20      24    1    0    2   0 1.000
2004 ATL N Daily  1B    2    0    0     5.1     3    1    0    0   0 1.000
Total             1B   16   13   12   124     107    6    0   10   0 1.000
Total             DH    1    1    1                                      -
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG
League Championship Series Fielding RecordLeague Championship Series Fielding Record
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG
2001 ATL N Daily  1B    5    5    5    44      46    2    0    5   0 1.000
All-Star Game Fielding RecordAll-Star Game Fielding Record
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG
1989 AL    Daily  2B    1    1    0     5       1    1    0    0   0 1.000
1990 AL    Daily  2B    1    0    0     5       1    0    0    0   0 1.000
Total             2B    2    1    0    10       2    1    0    0   0 1.000
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG

TransactionsTransactions
Signed as a non-drafted free agent by Philadelphia Phillies (June 23, 1978).

Traded by Philadelphia Phillies with Manny Trillo, George Vukovich, Jay Baller and
Jerry Willard to Cleveland Indians in exchange for Von Hayes (December 9, 1982).

Traded by Cleveland Indians to Texas Rangers in exchange for Pete O'Brien, Oddibe
McDowell and Jerry Browne (December 6, 1988).

Granted free agency (October 27, 1993).

Signed by Chicago White Sox (December 15, 1993).

Granted free agency (October 21, 1994).

Signed by Cleveland Indians (December 7, 1995).

Released by Cleveland Indians (August 13, 1997).

Signed by Milwaukee Brewers (August 13, 1997).

Granted free agency (October 28, 1997).

Signed by Tampa Bay Devil Rays (February 19, 1999).

Granted free agency (October 13, 1999).

Sold by Mexico City Tigers (Mexican) to Atlanta Braves (August 31, 2001).

Granted free agency (November 5, 2001).

Signed by Atlanta Braves (December 17, 2001).

Granted free agency (October 28, 2002).

Signed by Atlanta Braves (January 8, 2003).

Granted free agency (October 27, 2003).

Signed by Atlanta Braves (January 12, 2004).

Granted free agency (October 24, 2004).

Signed by Atlanta Braves (December 9, 2004).


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