ESPN has an interesting story about Julio Franco’s retirement. Here is an excerpt.
Consider that Julio Franco made his major league debut with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1982. Then consider â€¦
â€¢ When Franco made his major league debut, Manny Mota was playing for the Dodgers. Mota is now 70 years old.
â€¢ A sampling of other players still active in 1982: Gaylord Perry, Jim Kaat, Carl Yastrzemski, Phil Niekro, Willie Stargell, Luis Tiant, Tony Perez.
â€¢ Jim Kaat pitched to Franco in ’82, and also to Ted Williams at the beginning of Kaat’s career. So Franco faced a pitcher who faced Ted Williams.