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Tommy John is a famous Major League Baseball Pitcher that underwent a successful revolutionary surgery that repaired his shoulder and enabled him to play another 15 years professionally.
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Detailed Biography of Tommy John
Tommy John was such a famous, talented and well respected pitcher that when he needed a revolutionary surgery to repair a damaged ligament in his left pitching arm that the successful surgery was ultimately named after him, and today, you will still hear of pitchers receiving the Tommy John surgery.
Born in Terre Haute, Indiana, early Tommy John appearances were more likely to take place on the basketball court than the baseball diamond. While he initially wanted to focus on basketball as a career, he eventually realized that he was better suited for pitching baseball. So after he was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in 1963, the first Tommy John appearance in Major League Baseball took place on September 6, 1963. Throughout his long Major League Baseball career, there were also Tommy John appearances for the Chicago White Sox, the Los Angeles Dodgers, the New York Yankees, the California Angels and the Oakland Athletics before he officially retired from Major League Baseball on May 25, 1989, while playing for the New York Yankees.
A memorable Tommy John endorsement was issued for what is now called the Tommy John surgery when a revolutionary surgery repaired his damaged ulnar collateral ligament in 1974. Some were concerned if you would ever see a Tommy John appearance on the mound again, but he returned to play baseball professionally for another 15 years.
From his 27 seasons of Major League Baseball pitching to surviving a revolutionary surgery that was subsequently named after him, a Tommy John motivational speaking engagement is sure to include many stories that baseball fans would be eager to hear. If you are interested in booking a Tommy John keynote address for your event, you should contact the booking agent experts here at GovivaSpeakers.com, where we will put our experience to work for you as your Tommy John booking agent.