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Dr. Frank Jobe to be honored in Cooperstown as part of Hall of Fame Weekend

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LOS ANGELES- It was announced that Dodger Special Advisor to the Chairman, the legendary Dr. Frank Jobe, will be honored on Saturday, July 27, as part of Hall of Fame Weekend in Cooperstown, NY for having a significant impact on baseball culture.

Dr. Jobe will be honored for the development of the historic elbow procedure known as "Tommy John Surgery" that has helped hundreds of Major League players past, present and future extend their baseball careers. It was in 1974 when John was diagnosed with a ruptured MCL in his left elbow that Dr. Jobe tried a procedure in which he removed a tendon from John's forearm and repaired his elbow, accomplishing his first successful "Tommy John Surgery". John will be present at the ceremony to honor Dr. Jobe.

"The ground-breaking work of Dr. Frank Jobe to conceptualize, develop, refine and make mainstream Tommy John Surgery, a complex elbow procedure that has furthered the careers of hundreds of ballplayers, is a testament to the positive role of medicine in our game's growth," said Jeff Idelson, President of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

In addition to honoring Dr. Jobe, the Hall of Fame will also pay tribute to Legendary Pictures founder and CEO Thomas Tull and his soon-to-be-released feature film, "42", which documents and pays homage to Hall of Famer and civil rights pioneer Jackie Robinson. The film, in partnership with Warner Bros., will be released nationwide on Friday, April 12, just in advance of baseball's Jackie Robinson Day on April 15.

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