Dr. Frank Jobe

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Birthdate 07/16/1925
Death Date 03/06/2014
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Position Doctor/Innovator

Dr. Frank Jobe made history in 1974, when he performed reconstructive surgery of Tommy John’s ulnar collateral ligament.

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Dr. Frank Jobe's pioneering surgery extended the careers of many MLB players

Dr. Frank Jobe's pioneering surgery extended the careers of many MLB players

The operation Dr. Frank Jobe pioneered on Tommy’s John’s elbow would go on to save many countless baseball careers. The surgery that would bear the pitcher’s name has now become routine though Jobe waited two years after performing the first one to perform his second. Jobe was hono
Late in his life, Jobe was honored by many teams including his hometown Dodgers

Late in his life, Jobe was honored by many teams including his hometown Dodgers

Dr. Frank Jobe again signs his name to a 5×7 photo, this image of himself being honored before a Spring Training game. Jobe was both admired and respected for the Tommy John surgery that he pioneered. Many believe that he deserves a spot in the Baseball Hall of Fame. At the time of Jobe’s
An 18-year old Tommy John filled out this questionnaire

An 18-year old Tommy John filled out this questionnaire

Tommy John was a veteran of 12 Major League seasons before tearing his ulnar collateral ligament. Facing career extinction, John instead opted for a ground-breaking surgery that Dr. Frank Jobe suggested. That surgery now bears the pitcher’s name. Before Jobe performed his groundbreaking

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