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RIP Dr. Frank Jobe, creator of Tommy John surgery

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Steak Snabler, Mar 6, 2014.

  1. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Dodgers announced it:


    Hard to imagine anybody saved more careers, and thus contributed more to fans' enjoyment of the game, than he did.

    He was 88. RIP.
  2. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    That was a life well-lived.
  3. exmediahack

    exmediahack Well-Known Member

    Imagining the coffin being carried by six pitchers with reconstructed arms.
  4. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Legen-dary. Every pitcher should tithe to his foundation.

    And the inspiration for Lasorda's quote "I have the patients of Jobe."
  5. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    A giant in his field. And the savior of many careers, from Williamsport to Cooperstown.

  6. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Somebody on Twitter (I think it was Bleacher Report's Will Carroll) had the great idea that not only should the Dodgers wear a commemorative uniform patch this year, but every pitcher who has had Tommy John surgery should do so as well.
  7. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Here's another person who should certainly be in the Hall of Fame, if the Hall of Fame were about baseball history instead of whatever the hell it is about.
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