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Death of Father of 'Tommy John Surgery' Highlights Tommy John's Hall of Fame Credentials

Al Eisele | Posted 05.07.2014 | Sports
Al Eisele

Tommy John won more games than 39 of the 59 pitchers enshrined in Cooperstown, including such greats as Bob Feller, Sandy Koufax, Whitey Ford, Bob Gibson, Catfish Hunter, Jim Palmer, Jim Bunning and Don Drysdale.

'Tommy John Surgery' Pioneer Dies

AP | BETH HARRIS | Posted 03.10.2014 | Sports

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dr. Frank Jobe, a pioneering orthopedic surgeon who was the first to perform an elbow procedure that became known as Tommy John s...

The Surgery That Changed Baseball Forever

Bleacher Report | Will Carroll | Posted 07.18.2013 | Sports

Imagine baseball without Adam Wainwright, Stephen Strasburg or Anibal Sanchez. Imagine that in the not-so-distant past, John Smoltz and David Wells' c...

31 New Tommy John Surgeries in MLB

Abby Sims | Posted 11.23.2012 | Sports
Abby Sims

An astounding 31 major league pitchers underwent Tommy John surgery in 2012. The repetitive demands of pitching and the nature of the motion itself -- particularly the acceleration phase -- are the primary culprits.