• Tommy John Puts His Ligament Replacement To The Test…Slinging Drinks For A Good Cause

    Posted by on January 11th, 2013 · Comments (0)

    Here’s some more on this via a Press Release which I received:

    Foley’s NY Pub & Restaurant (18 W. 33rd St.), New York’s premier baseball bar, celebrates its ninth anniversary on Thursday, Jan. 31 from 6 to 8 PM with former major league pitcher Tommy John as guest bartender. All of Tommy’s tips at the bar and a percentage of Foley’s revenue that day will be donated to the baseball great’s Let’s Do It Foundation, which supports the STOP Sports Injuries Campaign that seeks to reverse the alarming trends in “professional-level” injuries among youth sports participants, and the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention (AFSP).

    “It is important for everyone who plays a role in a young athlete’s life to put youth health and safety first,” said John, who went 91-60 with a 3.59 ERA in eight seasons with the Yankees. “As parents, coaches and healthcare providers, we must quickly and honestly communicate about issues of pain, injury and the need for proper recovery.”

    Tommy John won 288 games in a 26-year career spent primarily with White Sox, Dodgers and Yankees. A four-time All-Star (1968, 1978, 1979, 1980), John won the 1976 NL Comeback Player of the Year Award following an operation that replaced a ligament in his left arm with one from his right arm. The revolutionary procedure is now named after him and has become somewhat commonplace. The soft-tossing lefty, who won the Hutch Award in 1976 as the MLB player who “best exemplifies fighting spirit and competitive desire.”

    “Tommy John is an inspiration to athletes and everyone who has faced adversity,” said Shaun Clancy, owner of Foley’s, which has raised tens of thousands of dollars for a variety of causes including, most recently, local victims of Hurricane Sandy. “We are proud that our 9th anniversary party will support two causes that are important to him: reducing professional level injuries to young athletes and suicide prevention.”

    More good work from T.J.

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