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May 28th 2014:Baseball’s Elbow Epidemic and Your Kids

America’s pastime has a serious problem! Young pitcher’s arms are blowing out at an alarming rate. Simply Google “epidemic of hurt young pitchers” as I did and you will literally find over 10 million results. According to Yahoo Sports there have been 33 pitchers that have undergone Tommy John Surgery this season alone. Of those, only three 30 or older, and next on the list is Miami Marlins phenomenal young pitcher Jose Fernandez. The average age according to Yahoo Sports of these pitchers is 24.2 years old. Why is this happening? What can be done about it? The answer to these questions

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Tommy John

An outstanding basketball player at Gerstmeyer High School in Terre Haute, where he held the city single game scoring record, John was originally signed by the Cleveland Indians, making his major league debut in 1963. John chose baseball when he realized he had the most talent in it and would not go on to play professional basketball. Of his 26-year major league career, he is best remembered for his seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1970s. He made appearances in the All-Star Game in 1968, 1978, 1979, and 1980. He played in all three Yankees vs. Dodgers World Series of his era (1977, 1978 and 1981). For more about Tommy please visit: http://www.tommyjohn25.com/#!about/c13dn
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