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Legendary former MLB pitcher Tommy John visits Silver Hawks

Published On: Jun 26 2014 07:00:00 PM CDT   Updated On: Jun 26 2014 10:51:45 PM CDT

Four Winds Field was graced Thursday night by the presence of a medical marvel. Tommy John, the man who made a surgery famous, signed autographs and talked with fans during the Silver Hawks game. John won 288 games in his Major League career, 164 of those after he had a career-saving procedure. Dr. Frank Jobe performed the surgery in 1974 to replace a torn ligament in his left elbow. Meanwhile, the Silver Hawks beat the Great Lakes Loons, 3-1.