In 1974, Tommy John had a ligament taken from his leg and put into his elbow. Dr. Frank Jobe stated that it would be a 1 in 100 chance that he would pitch again. John returned in 1976 and pitched until 1989.
The prognosis after Tommy John surgery is over 90 percent that the pitcher or player will return to a high level of baseball. Over the past decade, some big time players have had this procedure done with varying successes.
Today, we are going to look at the biggest successes. I will also have a couple of pages where the verdict is still out. Enjoy!