Tommy John

Tommy John Biographies Sports Tragedies and Triumphs Famous People Medicine

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.

0 Question or Comment?
click to read or comment
3 Questions 2 Ponder
click to read and respond
0 It's Awesome!
vote for your favorite

Author: Carole D. Bos, J.D. 5155stories and lessons created

Original Release: Jul 09, 2014

Updated Last Revision: Nov 21, 2016

Media Credits

Image online via Wikimedia Commons.



To cite this story (For MLA citation guidance see easybib or OWL ):

"Tommy John" AwesomeStories.com. Jul 09, 2014. Sep 22, 2018.
Awesome Stories Silver or Gold Membership Required
Awesome Stories Silver or Gold Membership Required
Show tooltips