Julio Franco, most probably one of the most efficient athletes in modern baseball, is enjoying his job as both 56-year old player and manager for shikawa Million Stars, which is a well known team in Japan’s semi-professional Baseball Challenge League.
Even at this old age, Julio Franco is fit and serious with his role as a player cum manager of the team. This Dominican Republic native sportsperson was a participant of major league All-Star. Bagging exceptional experience and knowledge in baseball, he is poised to share his knowledge and passion for the game with new generation players.
In a recent press interview, he reportedly said that it is hard for him to stay out of baseball. He also added that he has passion for fishing, golfing and many other sports, but at the end of the day, he cannot imagine himself without baseball.
He is well aware of the fact that he has turned old enough. Thus, when he signed with the Million Stars, he considered that his role is more as a manager than a player for his team. In case of injuries to the key players of the team, Franco finds himself to be a viable option or substitute. If you do play games on your smart phone, make sure to use the best bonus code for bet365. The extra cash that you’ll win with this code will definitely help you
He started his professional career back in 1982, and even after almost 3.5 decades, he is fit enough to hit the ground.
In this season, he has played for 10 games out of 14 for his team, bagging an impressive batting average of .333, with six runs and four RBIs.
Franco did mention that he was not planning to play 10 matches. As one of the key players of the team was injured, he was compelled to play for his team. He wants to stay more realistic with his approach. At this age, he cannot become the superstar. Thus, he is playing a role of pinch-hitter for the team.