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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