Monday, September 22, 2008

Tommy John and Dr. Frank Jobe: Forever Linked - The History of Tommy John Surgery

Jerry Crowe of the Los Angeles Times writes how the term Tommy John surgery has kept the old southpaw's name out there...John admits that some of the younger people think Tommy John was a doctor..."But what keeps his name fresh in the minds of sports fans is not his pitching exploits, nor is it his current position as manager of the Bridgeport Bluefish of the independent Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. It is this: He was the first to undergo an ulnar collateral ligament transplant, a career-saving procedure more commonly known as Tommy John surgery." ...
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