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05/18/2014 10:27 am ET Updated May 18, 2014

Here's Why Tommy John Surgery Is Not The End Of The World For Jose Fernandez, Or Baseball Fans

Take deep breaths. It's going to be okay.

Miami Marlins phenom Jose Fernandez joined the list of pitchers to go down during the "Year of Tommy John Surgery" and successfully underwent the procedure on his ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow on Friday. His 2014 season is over, but that doesn't mean he won't be back and better than ever, eventually. While Marlins and baseball fans will be deprived of watching one of the best and most entertaining pitchers in the league for 12 to 18 months, the surgery pioneered by Dr. Frank Jobe in 1974 and famously performed on longtime New York Yankees pitcher Tommy John has a long history of success.

Here are 15 who prove that the Tommy John surgery is not the end of the road:

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