Entry from US English dictionary
Definition of Tommy John surgery in English:
- Of 102 pitchers in the Braves ' organization, 22 have had Tommy John surgery.
- No pitcher has ever come back successfully from a second Tommy John surgery.
- In the early 1990s, Andrews estimates he did 50 Tommy John surgeries in a year.
1970s: named after Tommy John (1943–), a US major-league pitcher who, after a debilitating injury, was able to resume his career after undergoing this surgery. The procedure was devised specifically for John by US orthopedic surgeon Dr. Frank Jobe in 1974.
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.