Today in Tribe History: December 27, 1994

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

Former Cleveland Indians infielder Julio Franco signs a contract with the Chiba Lotte Marines of the Japanese Pacific League. Franco would play that season under manager Bobby Valentine and they would win the Japanese World Series. The following year Franco would return to the Major Leagues and sign a contract with the Cleveland Indians at the age of 37. That year he hit .322 with 14 homers.

 

Photo: Noah K. Murray/Newark Star Ledger

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