22 May 2010

happy birthday tommy john!

he's 67 today, if i did my math right.  here's his 1976 o-pee-chee card that was the last one i needed for my team set.
it's a great card in that it features dodger stadium with the original seats (the club level were switched to a brighter orange in the first renovation) and that john was featured in the 1976 set even though he spent all of 1975 on the disabled list rehabbing from his innovative ligament replacement surgery.  would he have won 12 games in 1975 to give him 300 in his career?  maybe the better question is would he have won 288 games in his career without the injury and surgery?

happy birthday either way tommy!

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