John Franco - Timeline

Astros Trades & Transactions

Jan 23, 2005:Signed John Franco (P) as a free agent.
Jul 2, 2005:Released John Franco (P).

This Date in Astros History

Aug 12, 1989:Glenn Davis gets his third hit, driving in the tying run in the ninth, then scores on a wild pitch from John Franco for a 6-5 shocker over the Reds. Dave Smith gets the win after blowing a 4-2 lead in the top of the ninth.
Apr 28, 1998:Sean Berry singles home Tim Bogar in the tenth inning for a 4-3 victory over the Mets. Moises Alou's two-run single off John Franco in the ninth sets the stage for Berry's heroics.
Jan 23, 2005:After signing 30-something veterans Turk Wendell and Dave Burba to spring contracts, the Astros really get "old school", inking 44-year-old lefthander John Franco to a one-year $700,000 deal. The 21-year veteran comes to Houston in second place all-time for career saves (424) and appearances (1,088) but is released with a 0-1 record after 31 games.