Pondering a world without Julio Franco
Julio Franco has called it quits. We remember the world before he first appeared in the majors. Story
By now you've undoubtedly heard the sad news. We've lost Julio Franco.
No, Franco hasn't passed away. He just retired from baseball -- finally! -- at the age of 49.
The last year Franco was officially out of the major leagues? 1981! To put that in perspective
• Reggie Jackson was the highest paid player in baseball in 1981, with a salary of $588,000.
• The average major league salary was approximately $144,000, and the average ...
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