Tommy John

Tommy John Dodgers
Birthdate 05/22/1943
Death Date
Debut Year 1963
Year of Induction
Teams Angels, Athletics, Dodgers, Indians, White Sox, Yankees
Position Pitcher

Tommy John has a strong case for the Hall of Fame; John won 20 or more games in a season three times and finished with 288 career wins.

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As a teenager, Tommy John had high hopes for his big league career

As a teenager, Tommy John had high hopes for his big league career

Tommy John filled out this questionnaire a month and a half after his 18th birthday. John believed in his potential and based on his past, why not? When asked what high school sports he participated in John responds, “Baseball, Basketball, Track, Cross Country”. As if that’s not en
Tommy John had his finest seasons from 1977-1980 - after the surgery that saved his career

Tommy John had his finest seasons from 1977-1980 - after the surgery that saved his career

By the time Tommy John signed this contract on March 12, 1969 he was already an All Star and the winning pitcher in 50 Major League games. The contract guarantees John a penny per ball sold as long as he was in the big leagues. In 1974 he was off to his finest start, going 13-3 with a 2.59 ERA. The
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Frank Jobe's "Tommy John surgery" uses a tendon either from the patient's body or from a cadaver

The experimental operation Dr. Frank Jobe pioneered on Tommy’s John’s elbow was revolutionary. The procedure is a surgical graft where the ulnar collateral ligament is replaced with a tendon either from another part of the patient’s body or from a cadaver. When Jobe
Frank Jobe's death was observed by many in the game

Frank Jobe's death was observed by many in the game

Dr. Frank Jobe again signs his name to a 5×7 photo, this image of Jobe being honored before a Spring Training game. Jobe was both admired and respected for the surgery that he pioneered. Many believe that he deserves a spot in the Baseball Hall of Fame. At the time of Jobe’s death, Commissioner Bud Selig said, “I was deeply saddened to learn of the loss of
TJ pitched in three Dodgers vs. Yankees World Series from 1977-1981

TJ pitched in three Dodgers vs. Yankees World Series from 1977-1981

After returning from Dr. Frank Jobe‘s experimental surgery, Tommy John began the most effective part of his career. In his first season back, the pitcher posted ten victories, six complete games, and two shutouts. Then in 1977 he won 20 games for the first time. TJ pitched his Dodger team to t

2 responses to “Tommy John”

  1. Mary Ransome says:

    Needs to be in HOF

  2. Darrel Kicherer says:

    A must for Hall of Fame induction. Awesome pitcher and outstanding person.

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