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Tommy John
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Baseball Player
    (May 22, 1943- )
    Played for Cleveland Indians (1963-64), Chicago White Sox (1965-71), Los Angeles Dodgers (1972-78), New York Yankees (1979-82, 86-89), California Angels (1982-85) and Oakland A's (1985)
    Won 288 games
    All-Star (1968, 78-80)
    Cy Young runner-up (1977 and 1979)
    Comeback Player of the Year (1976)
    Manager of Staten Island Yankees (2004- )
    He is more famous as the namesake of a surgery procedure than his pitching career.
    He tore his ulnar collateral ligament (1974). Although Dr. Frank Jobe performed the surgery, it is called Tommy John Surgery. Jobe extracted a tendon from his right arm to replace the torn ligament in his left pitching arm.
    In his first season, he lost both games he had a decision in.
    After his first two seasons, his record was 2 win and 11 loses.
    In twelve seasons, he lost 10 or more games.
    He made a record three errors on one play against the Brewers (July 27, 1988).
    Despite being a control pitcher, he tied an AL record of hitting four batters in a game (June 15, 1968).
    He stammers.
    He is highly religious.
    He named his son Tommy John III.
    He pitched in six World Series games, losing three times and never winning one.
    Although appearing in three World Series, he never pitched for the winning side.
    He batted .083 in post season.
    He was a twenty game winner three times (1977, 79, 80).
    He tied the record of playing in 26 seasons (1963-89).
    He hit 5 home runs in his career.
    He is left handed.
    He allowed a new surgery to be performed on him that has restored many baseball pitchers' arms.
    After his famous surgery, Dr. Jobe said Tommy John would never pitch again, but he did for another decade and a half.
    Pete Rose said: 'I know they had to graft a new arm on John, but did they have to give him Sandy Koufax's?'
    He had great control and needed only to rely on just two pitches a slider and a sinker.
    His two year old son Travis survived a fall out of a three-story window (August 1981).
    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 11 Votes: 54.55% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 3 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 10 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 19 Votes: 52.63% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 26 Votes: 26.92% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 13 Votes: 53.85% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 13 Votes: 69.23% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 26 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 28 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 34 Votes: 41.18% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 61 Votes: 54.10% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 111 Votes: 48.65% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 286 Votes: 44.76% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 109 Votes: 45.87% Annoying
 
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