Here are a couple odds and ends taken from media reports about Julio Franco (a little late, my apologies).
- Franco is interested in managing in Japan.
- He came to Japan because he wanted to learn more about Japanese baseball and for the opportunity to manage.
- The Ishikawa Million Stars finished the first half in third place in the ADVANCE-West division with a 16-19-2 record. They are 1-2-0 so far in the second half, through July 6.
- Through July 5, Franco is 19-for-67 with nine runs, four doubles, and fifteen RBI in twenty-one games.
- He was invited to QVC Marine Field for a ceremonial first at bat on June 10 before a Chunichi-Lotte game. [Pa-League TV]
Stats through July 5, 22:00. (continue reading...)