Famous Baseball Pitcher Tommy John is one of the best motivational and guest speakers. Contact us about Motivational Speaking Autograph Signings, Baseball Instructions, Strength Training, Charity Events etc.
Inspirational speaker Tommy John is the author of three books of which a feature film is in to process of being made about his incredible journey thru the major leagues, his life in Terre Haute, Indiana and tragedies in his life . Celebrity Speaker Tommy John specializes in the topics of sports injuries, Tommy John surgery, life values, integrity, ethics, accountability, bullying, tragedies in his life, and his passion for the game. Tommy not only had the very first surgery named after him but he never gave up to come back and win more games after his surgery than before the surgery. HE CAME BACK 1 YEAR AND ONE DAY TO PITCH AND NEVER MISSED A START. Tommy's legacy will be for people to remember not only how brave he was to be the first to venture into an unknown surgery that could have ended his career and how he saved future careers for baseball pitchers and other sports athletes that have had to under go the surgery.
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Tommy also painted an 8 x 12 foot mural with Vida Blue, Tom Seaver and Gaylord Perry named CHAMPIONS to prove nothing is impossible.
Tommy was asked by the School Superintendent come back to Gerstmeyer High School in Terre Haute, Indiana 53 years after his graduation to deliver his Valedictorian speech he was not allowed to give graduation day due to is stuttering.
MOTIVATIONAL SPORTS SPEAKER
Former White Sox, Cub, Dodger/Yankee Pitcher Tommy John has been on thousands of TV and radio programs over the years as well as many articles written about him in News Paper, Magazines, Blogs, etc. As a guest speaker, Tommy is funny, engaging, and has amazing stories of about his career and his life's journey. Tommy will motivate your team and encourage them to never give up.
John was an outstanding basketball player at Gerstmeyer High School in Terre Haute, Indiana, where he held the city single game scoring record. Choosing baseball when he realized he would not go on to play professional basketball, John signed with the Cleveland Indians and made his major league debut at twenty years-old in 1963. Following two partial seasons with the Indians, John showed occasional excellence during seven respectable years as a starting pitcher with the Chicago White Sox. However, it was a trade before the 1972 season to the Los Angeles Dodgers for mercurial slugger Dick Allen that began a skein of John's most famous years, first with the Dodgers and subsequently with the New York Yankees, where he posted a pair of 20-win seasons and was twice an All-Star. John was also named an All-Star in 1968 with the White Sox and 1978 with LA. He played in all three Yankees vs. Dodgers World Series of his era (1977, 1978 and 1981), having switched over to the Yankees by the time the Dodgers won the Series in 1981.
John was a soft throwing sinkerball pitcher whose technique resulted in batters hitting numerous ground balls and induced double plays. In the middle of an excellent 1974 season, John had a 13–3 record as the Dodgers were en route to their first National League pennant in eight years, before he permanently damaged the ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching arm, leading to a revolutionary surgical operation. This operation, now known as Tommy John surgery, replaced the ligament in the elbow of his pitching arm with a tendon from his right forearm. The surgery was performed by Dr. Frank Jobe on September 25, 1974, and it seemed unlikely he would ever be able to pitch again, as he spent the entire 1975 season in recovery. John would work with teammate and major league pitcher Mike Marshall (who had a Ph.D. in kinesiology) and was said to know how to help pitchers recover from injuries and taught John a completely different way to pitch where he would not turn his leg and go straight to the plate which eliminated the chance of him hurting his knee and arm, and he returned to the Dodgers in 1976. His 10–10 record that year was considered "miraculous" but John went on to pitch until 1989, winning 164 games after his surgery—forty more than before and one fewer than all-time great Sandy Koufax won in his entire career. After Phil Niekro's retirement, John spent 1988 and 1989 as the oldest player in the major leagues. In 1989, John matched Deacon McGuire's record for most seasons played in a Major League Baseball career with 26 seasons played, later broken by Nolan Ryan.
In 1986, Mark McGwire got two hits off him; McGwire's father was John's dentist. John said of this, "When your dentist's kid starts hitting you, it's time to retire!" Tommy John went on to pitch three more seasons.
In 2009, in his 15th and final year of eligibility for election into the Baseball Hall of Fame John received only 31.7% of the vote. He needed at least 75% in order to be elected. He could still enter the Hall if he were selected by the Veterans Committee. On the June 22, 2012 edition of The Dan Patrick Show, Patrick and longtime baseball commentator Bob Costas discussed the impact the Tommy John surgery has had on the game, "You could make a case for" John being awarded the Buck O'Neil Lifetime Achievement Award.
John did commentary on select games during WPIX's final year of broadcasting Yankee baseball in 1998. In the June 24, 1985 edition of ABC's Monday Night Baseball, John served as color commentator alongside Tim McCarver for a game between the Chicago White Sox and Oakland Athletics. He also guest-hosted the Mike and Mike ESPN Radio program on June 26, 2008. It is unknown if he will continue any similar work for the network in the future. On December 17, 2006, John was named manager of the Bridgeport Bluefish in the Atlantic League, an independent minor league in the Northeast. Tommy John resigned as manager of the Bridgeport Bluefish on July 8, 2009, to pursue a "non-baseball position" with Sportable Scoreboards. In two-and-a-half years of managing, he compiled a 159–176 won-lost record with Bridgeport.
Dr. Tommy John brings a unique perspective to the world of sports performance and healing, especially in regards to baseball.
He was the Gatorade Minnesota State Player of the Year in 1996 He earned his BA and MA in Health and Exercise Science from Furman University. He spent two years pitching in professional baseball for the Independent Tyler Roughnecks of the All-American Association and the Schaumburg Flyers of the Northern League. Dr. Tommy owned and operated a baseball performance company where he logged over 11,000 baseball lessons in 7 years with players ranging from 6-31 years of age.
For over 17 years he has been intimately involved in performance-training/rehabilitation of conditions ranging from MS to torn ligaments in clients varying from elite professional athletes to seniors developing a passion for healing after having dealt with a rare infection in his throwing shoulder that eventually ended his baseball career.
Dr. Tommy earned his Doctorate in Chiropractic in 2014 which enabled his performance and healing system to be brought to the next level.
He is an accomplished public speaker on a variety of health topics. But his real passion lies in speaking about how parents and athletes young and old can avoid the most common injuries all sports entail.
Dr. Tommy has a book coming out in 2018. It is a 4 step process manual that will address the cause of all injuries in all sports and give athletes and the parents of young athletes a solution they can apply to their lives which will help put their bodies in a position to be able to function and perform at the highest desirable level and more importantly avoid injuries reaching epidemic proportions like torn ACL's, concussions and the ever growing Tommy John Surgery. The book will also go into detail on exactly how his father, Tommy John Jr., navigated and overcame the first elbow reconstruction surgery ever performed to become the most successful one of all time and never having a recurrence of injury in 13 years of pitching at the Major League level.
Dr. Tommy John currently owns and operates Dr. Tommy John Performance and Healing Center in San Diego California.
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Tommy John will awe your audience and motivate them with stories about his life in Baseball the famous surgery named after him and all other obstacles he overcame in his life.
Tommy John and his son Dr. Tommy John will talk about how they think Tommy John Surgery can be avoided, about strength training, nutrition, overcoming obstacles in your life. This Dynamic Duo will awe your groups
Look for Dr. Tommy John's first book coming out under Da Capo publishing about preventing youth injuries in ALL sports which is due out in 2018.
A feature film is in the works about Tommy John's remarkable life. It will be a movie that will inspire the audience.
For more information on booking Tommy, Dr. Tommy John or both at the same time contact Cheryl Beecher Zeldin
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Pitching legend, 4 time All Star, 3 time World Series participant, namesake of a revolutionary surgical procedure.
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