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Dr. Frank Jobe

WFUV Remembers: Dr. Frank Jobe

by Nolan Silbernagel

Orel Hershiser one of the most famous patients of Dr. Frank Jobe (Wikimedia Commons)

Dr. Frank Jobe and former pitcher Tommy John joined Mack Rosenberg and me on July of 2013 as part of our 2013 Baseball Hall of Fame Edition of One on One. Dr. Jobe made a substantial impact on the game of baseball by pioneering Tommy John surgery in 1974.  The surgery helped repair ligament damage in Tommy’s elbow and it was the first kind of this type of procedure.

One on One at the Second Annual Baseball Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony

by Mack Rosenberg, Nolan Silbernagel

This is only the second year of the baseball Hall of Fame awards ceremony, but this year's group of honorees have impacted the game for half a century.  On Saturday afternoon, the hall honored sportswriter Paul Hagen, broadcaster Tom Cheek (posthumously), Dr. Frank Jobe, and movie producer Thomas Tell in a moving ceremony at Double Day field in Cooperstown. Nolan Silbernagel and myself, as part of our special edition of One on One from the Hall of Fame, had the pleasure of talking to two of these recipients.