July 20, 2012

Ten More Facts About Tommy John’s Tommy John Surgery

When I caught up with 2012 Hall of Very Good™ inductee Tommy John the other day, he claimed that he and Dr. Frank Jobe were heading to Dodger Stadium to “operate on some pitchers”.

Then we both laughed.  Little did I know that he was probably serious.

After a little digging, Hall contributor Lou Olsen (from the wonderful site Reviewing the Brew) found ten MORE facts about Tommy John’s Tommy John surgery that you might not have known.
  • Tommy John’s Tommy John surgery has already arranged his own funeral.  He will be bronzed, placed on a black marble base, and cemented right in front of the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
  • Tommy John’s Tommy John surgery doesn't believe in pickling eggs.  Cucumbers are fine…just not eggs.
  • Tommy John’s Tommy John surgery owns six different Dairy Queens in California.  He just forgot which ones.
  • Tommy John’s Tommy John surgery is a proud sponsor of the US Olympic Shotput team.
  • Tommy John’s Tommy John surgery was never married to Olivia Newton-John, contrary to popular belief.
  • Tommy John’s Tommy John surgery has been banned from competitive arm wrestling in 39 of these 50 United States.
  • Tommy John’s Tommy John surgery also goes by “Thomas Jack”.
  • Tommy John’s Tommy John surgery does not know how to swim.
  • Tommy John’s Tommy John surgery is wanted for the murder of a one, Funn E. Bone, who has been missing since 1993.
  • Tommy John’s Tommy John surgery has filled up two passports, exclusively with trips to Canada and Mexico.
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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