Born: Aug. 23, 1958, in Hato Mayor, Dominican Republic
Position: Shortstop, second base, first base
Experience: 23 years (1982-94, 1996-97, 1999, 2001-07)
Teams: Philadelphia Phillies, Cleveland Indians, Texas Rangers, Chicago White Sox, Milwaukee Brewers, Atlanta Braves, New York Mets,
MLB debut: April 23, 1982, for Phillies
Stats: .298 BA, .417 SLG, 2,586 H, 173 HR, 1,194 RBI, .782 OPS
World Series titles: None
Hall of Fame: Not inducted
Look up ballplayer in the dictionary, and you'll see a picture of Julio Franco. Over a period of 30-plus years,\ Franco played for eight major league teams and Japan's Chiba Lotte Marines, Mexico's Mexico City Tigers, Korea's Samsung Lions, Indy league Fort Worth Cats and Japan's Indy league Ishikawa Million Stars.
At the age of 48, he became MLB's oldest regularly playing position player. He also is the oldest player to hit a pinch-hit homer (age 47), club two home runs in one game (46), hit a regular-season home run (48) and smash a grand slam (46).
An ageless wonder, he entered the major leagues in 1982 and last appeared in 2007, when he was the oldest active MLB player. In 1991, Franco had his only 200-hit season and won the American League batting title with a .341 average, nine points higher than that of future Baseball Hall of Famer Wade Boggs.