Get this man an endorsement deal!

When Julio Franco homered last week to help his New York Mets beat the San Diego Padres, he became the oldest player in big-league history to hit a round-tripper. If that doesn’t make him a hero to sports-minded aging baby boomers, I don’t know what would. Franco, now 47 years old, has played for half the teams in creation during his long career (including, as you can see here, the Atlanta Braves), which also means that fans all over the country will have rooted for him at some point. Just don’t expect him to tout a junk-food brand, as this guy is a seriously healthy eater. No rush, by the way: He plans to play until he’s 50.

—Posted by Mark Dolliver

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