About Wayne Franklin Autographed Memorabilia & Collectibles
An American Major League Baseball pitcher, Wayne Franklin was born in Wilmington, Delaware on March 9, 1974. His previous teams included Houston Astros, Milwaukee Brewers, San Francisco Giants, New York Yankees and Atlanta Braves. His present baseball team is the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball’s York Revolution.
With a 1-0, 1 save and a 2.52 earned run average with the Yakima Bears, which was a Los Angeles farm team, Franklin’s professional career started. It was in the 1996 amateur draft’s 36th round that Franklin was originally drafted. The Los Angeles Dodgers was the team he signed in with on June 8, 1996. In May 1999, the Jackson Senators called him up. After such event, he then put up a 3-0 record with 1.61 ERA and 20 saves. He was called to the Texas League All-Star team and with .178 opponent battling average, he placed 2nd in relievers.
However, Franklin was removed from a July 28, 2004 game against San Diego Padres due to lower back strain. Fortunately, by August 18, he was able to get back to his career and eventually grabbed a victory for the San Francisco Giants. After 8 spring training games, the Giants released Franklin in March 30, 2005. He had signed minor league contracts with several teams such as on January 11with the Tampa Bay Devil Raysthe Kansas City Royals on December 5, 2006.