Tommy John belongs in the Hall of Fame; his name is synonymous with comebacks

27 08 2010

You simply can’t make a compelling argument, or even a reasonable one, that Tommy John doesn’t belong in the Hall of Fame.

Here’s the bottom-line: He has a career-saving surgery named after him. Before Tommy John, a torn ulnar collateral ligament meant the end of a pitcher’s career. Period. When he had the surgery, he was given a 1 in 100 chance of success. But he went on to win another 14 seasons, including his best seasons. And his name came up again today because Washington Nationals rookie sensation Stephen Strasburg will have to undergo Tommy John surgery. Read the rest of this entry »