The great doctor, Dr. Frank Jobe, who saved the careers of many professional baseball players over the years, including that of Tommy John from the Los Angeles Dodgers, with the Tommy John elbow surgergy, has died…Dr. Jobe extended the baseball life of many an MLB pitcher over the years…
Dr. Jobe was 88 years old and he was born in Greensboro, N.C., of all places…You never know, and I just learned this one today, while reading his story….
Born in Greensboro, N.C., in 1925, Jobe joined Army at 18 and served as a medical staff sergeant in the Army’s 101st Airborne Division during World War II.
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Current MLB players on the Tommy John surgery mend list…
New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey, Washington star Stephen Strasburg, Milwaukee’s Tim Hudson and Minnesota’s Francisco Liriano.
*****More on Dr. Jobe from wikipedia:
Frank Jobe was born in Greensboro, North Carolina, in 1925. He attended Collegedale Academy, a boarding school in Collegedale, Tennessee, graduating in 1943. After graduating, Jobe enlisted in the United States Army at the age of 18, and reported to Camp Barkeley. In World War II, Jobe served as a medical staff sergeant in the Army’s 101st Airborne Division, landing at Normandy with them. He served at the Battle of the Bulge. He was captured by the Nazis during the Siege of Bastogne briefly before escaping. He earned the Bronze Star Medal, Combat Medical Badge, and the Glider Badge with one star.*****