RIP Frank Jobe

Just saw on NBC News website that Dr. Frank Jobe died yesterday at age 88. He invented “Tommy John” surgery, thus saving the career of countless pitchers. Back in 1974 he tried the procedure on Dodgers pitcher Tommy John and John went on to 14 more years in the Major Leagues. As one of the single most impactful baseball men of my lifetime, he should be considered for induction into the Hall of Fame. RIP, Dr. Jobe.

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3 Responses to “RIP Frank Jobe”

  1. wkkortas Says:

    I agree with you that Jobe should be in the Hall; as you say, his influence on the game is beyond measure.

  2. William Miller Says:

    No question about it. They could even have an entire wing dedicated to him with the names of all the pitchers whose careers he saved.

  3. sportsphd Says:

    Paul Molitor was the first position player to have Tommy John surgery, in 1984. Without that, you might be looking at a non-Hall of Famer.

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