Dr. Frank Jobe dies at age 88

Updated: March 7, 2014, 11:46 PM ET
By Mark Saxon | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Dr. Frank Jobe, the doctor who pioneered the most famous surgery in sports, died Thursday in Santa Monica, Calif., after being hospitalized recently with an undisclosed illness, the Los Angeles Dodgers announced. He was 88.

Jobe changed the course of baseball history when, in 1974, he replaced the torn medial collateral ligament in left-hander Tommy John's elbow with a tendon from John's forearm. John went on to pitch 14 years after the operation, compiling 164 more victories ...

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