Dwight Gooden, former Mets pitcher:
"Frank was willing to take a chance and jump me from A-ball to the majors. That always meant a lot to me. Also, he helped get me my No. 16. Lee Mazzilli had it before and Frank went to bat for me and said, 'If that's the number Doc wants, let him have it.'" (Gooden originally was assigned No. 35)
Bobby Ojeda, former Mets pitcher and SNY commentator:
"He was by far the smartest baseball man I've ever been in contact with. What the players loved about him was he cared more about you as a person than what you did on the baseball field."