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Does Dr. Frank Jobe belong in the Hall of Fame?
Does Dr. Frank Jobe belong in the Hall of Fame?

Three hundred and six names fill National Baseball Hall of Fame’s roster, from men who invented the box score and first put numbers on uniforms to the recently elected trio of Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux and Frank Thomas. But no owner of a bronze plaque in Cooperstown, N.Y., influenced baseball in the same way as Dr. Frank Jobe. But does Jobe, who died Thursday at age 88, belong there? Walk into any Major League Baseball clubhouse and the telltale scars that mark Jobe’s legacy aren’t difficult to find. The doctor pioneered ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction in 1974 on a pitcher, Tommy John, who became synonymous with the career-saving procedure. The scope of what...

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