Tommy John is a former Major League left-handed pitcher who accrued 288 wins over his staggering 26 seasons in the big leagues. Much credit to his success can be given to a revolutionary elbow ligament surgery that now bears his name. Since his operation in 1974, hundreds of pitchers have gone under the knife for Tommy John surgery with hopes of prolonging their careers — which can equal millions of extra contract dollars. Plus, you get a cool scar as a bonus.
But recently we’ve heard reports that Tommy John surgery is helping another type of athlete — the fine men and women competing in the Professional Draft Beer Pulling Association.
On January 31, Foley Pub and Restaurant in New York City will be celebrating their 9th anniversary with an appearance by John — who will be raising money for charity and also demonstrating that in fact, Tommy John surgery will in fact improve your performance behind the stick.
It should be noted that Foley’s was previously most famous for being the “bar that banned Danny Boy” — but this appearance by the world’s most celebrated robo-elbow will most certainly take top honors.
Foley’s Pub and Restaurant
18 West 33rd Street
New York, NY 10001