Entry from US English dictionary
- 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.
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Syllabification: Tom·my John sur·ger·y
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