Death of Dr. Frank Jobe

July 16, 1925 - March 6, 2014
Santa Monica, California | Age 88

Sports medicine pioneer dies at 88
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BETH HARRIS, The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dr. Frank Jobe, a pioneering orthopedic surgeon who was the first to perform an elbow procedure that became known as Tommy John surgery and saved the careers of countless major league pitchers, died Thursday. He was 88.

Jobe died in Santa Monica after being hospitalized recently with an undisclosed illness, according to a spokesman for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Jobe performed groundbreaking elbow surgery on John, a Dodgers...

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