To quadrigenarians Jamie Moyer, Gary Sheffield and Randy Johnson, age is just another number in their illustrious careers.
Julio Franco, the oldest player to hit a home run in the majors, announced his retirement from baseball after a 23-year career in the major leagues and stints in his native Dominican Republic, Korea, Japan and Mexico.
After spending a few days in San Francisco, Jim Caple discovered that elder statesmen are alive and well in baseball.
Julio Franco hit a three-run home run, J.D. Drew homered among his four hits and the visiting Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-4 on Sunday.
Julio Franco became the oldest player in major league history to hit a grand slam, connecting in the first inning to lead the Atlanta Braves past the Philadelphia Phillies 8-4 on Thursday night.