Tuesday, March 15, 2011

2005 Donruss Greats Tommy John Autograph

Here's another Dodger autograph, Tommy John, the man for whom the revolutionary surgery is named. John played six seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers, from 1972-1974 and from 1976-1978. In those six season with L.A., he went 87-42 with a 2.97 ERA.

In the middle of the 1974 season, Tommy John was 13-3, when he injured his pitching arm. He damaged the Ulnar Collateral Ligament in his elbow, or UCL, which led to a revolutionary surgical operation performed by Dr. Frank Jobe. The surgery, now known as Tommy John Surgery, replaces the ligament in the elbow with a tendon from the forearm.

John would sit out the entire 1975 season, but came back to pitch in 1976, going 10-10 with a 3.09 ERA. He would go on to pitch in 14 seasons following the surgery.

Here's the card, a 2005 Donruss Greats Tommy John Autograph.

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