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Dr. Frank Jobe passes away at 88


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This is a name, along with Kerlan, that revolutionized sports medicine. He belongs in the HOF as a contributor to the sport. Actually the patient that put him on the map belongs in the Hall as well. Tommy John finished with 288 wins but everyone knows him for the surgery named after him. But that's an argument for a different thread. For thirty years or so from the 70's forward dr Jobe seemed to be consulted on every major injury in baseball.

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Dr Jobe needs to be in the HOF. He made many contributions to the game.

 

Too bad that honor, if it comes, will be posthumous.

 

agreed. his family started an online petition last year to try and get him into the Hall. haven't heard any updates on it, but the family is very interested in having the hall include him as a contributor to the game.

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Jobe and Kerlan -- both now gone --

 

these docs truly transformed the game.........

 

real unsung heroes........

 

HOF should have a special plaque and place for these guys.

 

the Tommy John story is incredible..........and it's just the tip of the iceberg in terms of saving/ prolonging baseball careers of many players.........

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HOF folks always seem to miss the boat on stuff like this.........they seem to make the wrong decision almost EVERY TIME when a special recognition type situation is involved.

 

I'm still kind of ticked at the HOF powers that be for not finding a spot for Buck O'Neill and having a nice ceremony for him while he was still alive.

 

I consider the snubbing of a great ambassador to the game like Buck O'Neill a real travesty.

 

But the list goes on for the HOF miscues -- Jobe, O'Neill, Marvin Miller, Curt Flood.........

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