Kansas City Royals pitcher Luke Hochevar will have Tommy John surgery, sidelining him for the season.
With pitchers facing more stress on their elbows, the need for Tommy John surgery, the procedure pioneered by Frank Jobe, has never been more pronounced.
The ex-Dodger and Angel — and dozens of other major league baseball players — owe their careers to the Los Angeles surgeon who died yesterday. John discussed his friend on NPR's "All Things Considered."
PHOENIX --- Dr. Frank Jobe, who died Thursday at 88, is best remembered as the father of the ligament replacement procedure -- commonly known as Tommy John surgery -- which has prolonged and improved the careers of thousands of pitchers.
Kansas City Royals right-hander Luke Hochevar will have Tommy John surgery that will sideline the pitcher for the season.
John was the first major league pitcher to have the arm-saving surgery that has since saved many careers. The surgeon, Dr. Frank Jobe, died on Thursday. He was 88.
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The orthopedic surgeon invented a transplant procedure that saved the Dodgers pitcher's arm and the careers of many other major leaguers. In the summer of 1974, Dodger pitcher Tommy John heard his arm snap like a guitar string after delivering a pitch. Show More Summary
The landmark operation in sports medicine has been duplicated thousands of times and has saved the careers of numerous athletes, most of them pitchers.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dr. Frank Jobe, the sports medicine pioneer who was the first to perform an elbow procedure that became known as Tommy John Surgery, died Thursday. He was 88.
This doesn’t sound like the ideal way to go. Right-hander Ross Stripling has had surgery before his surgery.
PHOENIX -- The Dodgers said right-hander Ross Stripling will undergo Tommy John elbow ligament-replacement surgery in Los Angeles on Wednesday morning. He will miss the 2014 season.
The Minnesota Twins got the news they were dreading Saturday morning. Their top prospect, Miguel Sano, will have Tommy John surgery and miss the 2014 season, as widely reported. While Tommy John surgery has a shorter recovery periodShow More Summary
Reliever Joba Chamberlain is no longer with the New York Yankees, but the uniform isn't the only thing that he changed since last season. He underwent Tommy John surgery a few years ago, which means he has a pretty wicked scar. The Detroit...Show More Summary
One of the best ways to get a quick advantage in any fantasy draft is to understand the comebacks. Whether it's Tommy John or knee surgery, the idea that any player can be predicted is false. It's only some injuries and some players that can be accurately predicted. Show More Summary
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“I feel brand-new,” Harvey said after 20 throws. But he acknowledged that he could not rush his recovery from Tommy John surgery.
With Matt Harvey likely out for the entire year following Tommy John surgery in October, the New York Mets are prepared to enter the 2014 season ace-less. The Mets’ lack of a replacement for Harvey at the front of the rotation meansShow More Summary
Tommy Haas and John Isner headline a talented field of men's tennis players descending on Delray Beach Tennis Center this February for the 2014 Delray Beach International Tennis Championships. The annual ATP World Tour 250 series outdoor hard-court tournament has been around since 1993 and has been held in Delray Beach, Fla. Show More Summary