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Tommy John, pictured here during his active baseball career, is as famous for a surgery named after him as he is for his MLB career:

  • Cleveland Indians (1963–1964)
  • Chicago White Sox (1965–1971)
  • Los Angeles Dodgers (1972–1974, 1976–1978)
  • New York Yankees (1979–1982)
  • California Angels (1982–1985)
  • Oakland Athletics (1985)
  • New York Yankees (1986–1989)

By the time he retired, in 1989, he had won 288 games.  That makes him the seventh-most-winning lefthanded pitcher of all time.

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Author: Carole D. Bos, J.D. 5124stories and lessons created

Original Release: Jul 09, 2014

Updated Last Revision: Nov 21, 2016


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