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Tommy John

Tommy John (Baseball.  Born, Terre Haute, Ind., May 22, 1943.)  A remarkable lefthander who pitched 26 years in the majors, Thomas Edward John also has a surgical procedure named for him.  John was 288-231 in his career (1963-74, ‘76-89), but missed the entire 1975 season recovering from surgery in which ligaments from his wrist were […]

Jim Kaat

Jim Kaat (Baseball.  Born, Zeeland, MI, Nov. 7, 1938.)  A solid lefthander who pitched for 25 years in the major leagues, James Lee Kaat had a playing career that touched four decades (1959-83).  Kaat, who was also an excellent fielder, was 283-237 in his career with five teams.  He had his best seasons with Minnesota […]

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