On July 27, a former patient of Dr. Frank Jobe will stand before a large audience and tell everyone what a great physician Jobe is.
What will make the event different from other patient testimonials is that the patient doing the talking will be former baseball pitching All-Star Tommy John, and he will be speaking at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y.
While not being inducted into the Hall itself, Jobe, 88, will be formally recognized for his innovative reconstructive tendon procedure that, according to the Hall of Fame, “has helped hundreds of major league players past, present and future extend their baseball careers.”
John, 70, was the first patient the procedure was attempted on, and it has since been dubbed Tommy John surgery. John ended up winning more games after the surgery than he won before it.