Jobe to be honored at Hall of Fame weekend

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Legendary orthopedist Dr. Frank Jobe will be honored for his impact on baseball culture during Hall of Fame Weekend in Cooperstown, N.Y., on Saturday, July 27.

Jobe, who in his role as the longtime Dodgers physician developed the Tommy John elbow reconstruction surgery that has prolonged the careers of hundreds of players, is currently a special advisor to the chairman of the Dodgers.

"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.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.