Campaign Updates

  • Campaign Farewell Address

    December 18, 2013

    After further discussion and consideration, we have decided to conclude the campaign for Dr. Jobe’s Hall of Fame induction on the high note of his commendation at Cooperstown earlier this year. We would like to respectfully thank the Hall of Fame committee for their recognition of Dr. Jobe as a pioneer in the medicinal field, and we remain hopeful that they will find a way to provide the ultimate honor: induction. The Dr. Jobe for Hall of Fame movement resulted in a number of press and documentary features on Jobe’s legacy and recognition from baseball’s highest authority. We would like to sincerely thank everyone involved in this campaign, from donors, to volunteers, to those in the media who helped spread awareness. We couldn’t have done it without you. Campaign Donor Recognition Throughout this campaign, we’ve received many generous donations that have made these recognitions possible. Campaign donors include Dr. Frank Alberta, Dr. Mike Angel, Dr. Steven Back, Dr. Michael Beckett, Dr. Alan Beyer, Dr. Scott Bissel, Dr. James Bradley, Dr. Donald D’Alessandro, Dr. Tal David, Dr. JT Davis, Dr. Juliet DeCampos, Dr. Weimi Douoguih, Dr. Neal Elattrache, Dr. Mark Fitzgerald, [...]

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    ESPN 30 for 30 Documentary: “Tommy and Frank”

    October 8, 2013

    Earlier this year, ESPN produced a short documentary on Dr. Frank Jobe as a part of their critically acclaimed “30 for 30″ documentary series.“Tommy and Frank” is an intimate, funny and compelling take on the unique relationship and shared legacy of Tommy John, the chatty Indiana lefty who won nearly 300 Major League games, and Dr. Frank Jobe, the unassuming L.A. Orthopedist who conceived and performed a revolutionary elbow operation on John in 1974.   You can see the 10-minute short film on the ESPN site.

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    Hall of Fame Weekend

    July 30, 2013

    On Saturday, July 27th, the National Baseball Hall of Fame honored Dr. Frank Jobe at Doubleday Field. Here at the campaign we were profoundly grateful for the Board of Directors’ unprecedented decision to pay tribute to the man who befriended, taught, and healed so many of us. Friends and family of Dr. Jobe were on hand to celebrate. The ranks of those wearing “Dr. Jobe” Hall of Fame patches spanned over three decades of modern sports medicine. This esteemed collection of individuals served as proof of Dr. Jobe’s influence in baseball and beyond, and showed what a dedicated and loyal community of supporters he has inspired. Dr. Jobe was introduced by baseball legend Tommy John, the eponymous first recipient of an Ulnar Collateral Ligament Replacement Surgery. Said John, “I think Jackie Robinson, Marvin Miller and Frank Jobe have done things to change the face of baseball, and I just want to thank the Hall of Fame for honoring the best orthopedic surgeon in the world and my friend, Frank Jobe.” Dr. Jobe began his speech by remembering that when he and Dr. Robert Kerlan began their clinic, “sports medicine” was [...]

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