July 20, 2012

Ten Facts About Tommy John’s Tommy John Surgery

When I caught up and congratulated 2012 Hall of Very Good™ inductee Tommy John the other day, we specifically chose NOT to talk about his landmark 1974 surgery.

Sure, it would have been nice to have discussed the 164 wins the man had POST Tommy John surgery…but that would have seemed cliché.

That said, after a little digging, Hall contributor Lou Olsen (from the wonderful site Reviewing the Brew) found ten facts about Tommy John’s Tommy John surgery that you might not have known.
  • Tommy John’s Tommy John surgery opened the first ever Florist/Butcher Shop in US History.  He said that he wanted to show the ladies his softer side, with the flowers, but also wanted the men to know that he could still chop a pig in half.
  • Tommy John’s Tommy John surgery has a license to carry fire arms, but chooses to leave them at home.
  • Tommy John’s Tommy John surgery wears socks with his sandals...and doesn't care what you think.
  • Tommy John’s Tommy John surgery speaks fluent hummingbird.
  • Tommy John’s Tommy John surgery can, and has, beat up your Dad.  And some of his friends.
  • Tommy John’s Tommy John surgery was the inspiration for the film, “Rookie of the Year” (this may also be a fact...hard to tell).
  • Tommy John’s Tommy John surgery does not possess the sense of smell.
  • Tommy John’s Tommy John surgery has seen eight of the seven wonders of the world...he never speaks of the eight.
  • Tommy John’s Tommy John surgery takes his scotch on actual rocks.  No ice necessary.
  • Tommy John’s Tommy John surgery has turned down “Dancing with the Stars”, for six straight seasons.
Lou Olsen is the author of the widely popular "John Axford Mustache Facts". You check them out over at his site Reviewing the Brew.

Have you unearthed a fact about Tommy John’s Tommy John surgery?  If so...make it public in the comments section below!

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