Tommy John and Son Speak Out on Youth Injuries

Tommy John, for whom the famous elbow surgery is named, and his son Tommy John III, a chiropractor, have been conducting speaking engagements about the increasing number of stressed elbows of young pitchers.

The elder John pitched for 26 seasons in the major leagues, compiling a record of 288-231.  His career was able to be extended due to a surgery performed by Dr. Frank Jobe in 1974.  The medical procedure eventually became the standard for repairing elbow injuries suffered by baseball pitchers.

The younger John was a pitcher himself in college and played for two seasons in independent league baseball.

Read more about Tommy John and his son at the link below from San Diego Union Tribune:

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2015/nov/27/tommy-johns-to-baseball-families-wake-up/

 

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