July 28, 2013 in Sports

Baseball Hall of Fame

 

Former major league pitcher Tommy John was on hand, appropriately enough, as Dr. Frank Jobe was honored at the baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., on Saturday. Jobe was recognized for his impact on the sport. He developed the procedure known as Tommy John surgery when he fixed the left-hander’s elbow in 1974. A day before Hank O’Day, Jacob Ruppert and Deacon White were posthumously inducted into the shrine, Paul Hagen accepted the J.G. Taylor Spink Award for meritorious contributions to baseball writing. Tom Cheek, the late Toronto announcer, was honored with the Ford C. Frick Award for broadcasting. – AP

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