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Julio Franco: Still going strong at age 45

KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Julio Franco plopped down in a seat behind the batting cage, right next to Terry Pendleton. They looked on attentively as some young whippersnapper...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/02/28/bra_406090.shtml
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Braves notebook

...which explains manager Bobby Cox's decision to start Julio Franco in the first two games of the National League Division...312 in his last 71 games. Still, Cox's choice of Julio Franco to start Game 1 was surprising because with San Francisco...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/10/04/bra_356442.shtml
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Franco still going strong despite his age

...one name kept getting passed around the front office: Julio Franco. At the time, Franco hadn't played in the big leagues...Different people kept saying, 'You wouldn't believe Julio Franco, how he looks, how he's playing.' "I called a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/09/19/bra_388924.shtml
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Helms taking advantage of opportunity

ATLANTA - Credit Wes Helms with a sizable amount of patience. Even as the first base tandem of Julio Franco and B.J. Surhoff produced little offensively in the first 20 games, he sat without complaint on the bench, awaiting his turn...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/04/27/bra_340791.shtml
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Wild pitch propels Braves

ATLANTA - The Braves wanted Chipper Jones' bat back in the lineup. But not at the expense of Julio Franco. Franco showed why Tuesday night in Atlanta's 3-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals. Franco's game-deciding at-bat...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/06/16/bra_419067.shtml
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Playoff lineups, pitching rotation

...success Playoff lineups, pitching rotation Braves postseason history Braves: Marcus Giles 2b (.262, 9 HR, 31 RBI), Julio Franco, 1b (.300, 3 HR, 11 RBI), Chipper Jones 3b (.330, 38 HR, 102 RBI, 113 runs, 98 walks), Brian Jordan rf...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/10/09/bra_325039.shtml
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Fresh rookies keep Braves running toward top of NL East

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves have found that young legs are good road legs. With such veterans as Julio Franco, who turns 47 next month, and John Smoltz, 38, the Atlanta Braves could be vulnerable to the rigors of cross-country travel...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/07/22/bra_459272.shtml
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Franco a hit in return

...promotional schedule said it was Brian McCann Statue Night. But everyone inside the stadium Thursday knew better. This was Julio Franco Night. The announced crowd of 41,171 serenaded the first baseman all night with chants of "Ju-li-o! Ju-li-o...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/07/20/bra_136513.shtml
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Shakeup does the trick

...his lineup, and when he sat down to write out the order, Bobby Cox chose a new leadoff man and made 45-year-old Julio Franco the No. 2 hitter. The changes had the desired effect on the spiraling Braves, who had at least one hit in each of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/05/14/bra_415501.shtml
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'Bench Dogs' getting the job done in Atlanta

...minors. Then there's 40-something-year-old Julio Franco, whose career detoured through Japan, South Korea...year, splitting the at-bats between Matt Franco, Julio Franco and Helms. Marcus Giles began the season as the starting...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/07/30/bra_350026.shtml
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