Tommy John surgery. There was a time when that phrase would terrify a pitcher. Nobody quite knew if it would work when it was originally done on its namesake, but now, it is becoming more and more commonplace.
That being said, it is not as if this surgery is always successful. Some people return in great form, and others never quite regained what they had.
Today, we are going to look at eight of the best comebacks ever from this procedure. In order to qualify, the amazing year must be the season directly following the surgery. That is why you will not see Mariano Rivera on this list, even though he did undergo the procedure in 1992.
All statistics are taken from Baseball Reference.