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 Tommy John
Tommy John

Tommy John
In mid-career, Tommy John made history by becoming the game's first "right-handed southpaw" when he had a tendon transplanted from his right forearm to his left elbow to remedy a tear that threatened to drive him from baseball. After breaking in with the Indians, John became an effective starter for the White Sox from 1965 to 1971, leading the AL in shutouts in 1966 and 1967. He was traded to the Dodgers for Dick Allen before the 1972 season, and in 1973 he led the NL in winning percentage with a 16-9 record. John seemed to be embarking on his best season in 1974, posting a 13-3 mark before injuring his pitching elbow in July. He underwent rehabilitation for a year and a half, missing the entire 1975 season, and his 10-10 record in 1976 earned him the Comeback Player of the Year Award. He then won 20 games in three of the next four seasons. John was 20-7 for the Dodgers in 1977 and 17-10 in '78, helping them to the World Series each year. John was voted to the All-Star team four times (1968, 1978-80). His career statistics include 4707 innings pitched, 288-231 record, 3.34 ERA.<
 
Tommy John striking out Reggie Jackson in '78 World Series.
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Jim Palmer Authentic Autographed Baseball -- $79.95
100% Authentic. Signed by Tommy John. Baseball is affixed with an MLB Authenticated hologram.

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