Franco gave up a hit in the 9th inning, and struck out two Expos en route to the historic save.
The Brooklyn born Franco would pitch in 51 games in 1996, going 4-3 with 28 saves and a solid 1.83 ERA. He would become the All Time Mets leader in saves with 276, and retire 3rd on the All Time list with 424 saves. He is still first among left handed relievers. He is also 3rd on the All Time list for games pitched with 1119, and first on the NL list.