Tommy John, Date of Birth, Place of Birth


Tommy John

American baseball player

Date of Birth: 22-May-1943

Place of Birth: Terre Haute, Indiana, United States

Profession: baseball player

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About Tommy John

  • Thomas Edward John Jr.
  • (born May 22, 1943) is an American retired professional baseball pitcher who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for 26 seasons between 1963 and 1989.
  • He played for the Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, California Angels, and Oakland Athletics.
  • He was a four-time MLB All-Star. John's 288 career victories rank as the seventh-highest total among left-handers in major league history.
  • He had 188 career no decisions, an all-time MLB record among starting pitchers (dating back to at least 1908).
  • He is also known for the surgical procedure ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction, nicknamed "Tommy John surgery", which he underwent in 1974 after damaging the ligament in his throwing arm.
  • John was the first pitcher to receive the operation, and despite a poor outlook initially, he returned to being an effective pitcher, as more than half of his career wins came after his surgery.
  • It has since become a common procedure among baseball pitchers.

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