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FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»June 29, 1997:
John Olerud hits two homers and Butch Huskey, Matt Franco and Todd Hundley also homer during a nine-run Mets' comeback over the last three innings as they edge the Pirates, 10–8. For Franco, his home run is his 6th straight successful pinch-hit. Kevin Young is 4-for-5, including a homer, for the Bucs. John Franco picks up his 19th save, and the 342nd of his career, putting him in 4th place on the all-time save list.
»July 10, 1999:
Matt Franco's 2-out pinch-hitter single in the bottom of the 9th drives home two runs and gives the Mets a 9-8 win over the Yankees in a thrilling interleague battle. By doing so, the Mets end the Yankees streak of 125 consecutive victories when leading after eight innings.