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Death of Father of 'Tommy John Surgery' Highlights Tommy John's Hall of Fame Credentials
Editor-at-Large, The Hill
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.
The Surgery That Changed Baseball Forever
31 New Tommy John Surgeries in MLB
Ortho/sports physical therapist
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.
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