Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Noted sports orthopedist Dr. Lewis Yocum has died

According to the Los Angeles Angels, Dr, Lewis Yocum, one of the most notable sports medicine practitioners there was, has died.

An orthopedist who followed in the footsteps of Dr. Frank Jobe — the first man to perform Tommy John surgery — Jobe had been the Angels team doctor for many years. In addition, he has performed surgeries and consults for many other teams and players. After Jobe and Dr. James Andrews, Yocum was easily the most commonly-referenced and best known doctor in baseball circles, be it for the surgeries he performed, the second opinions he offered — he was many a fan’s last hope after dire news was reported following a visit to Andrews — or for, sometimes,

 

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 28, 2013 at 04:05 PM | 15 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: angels, frank jobe, lewis yocum, surgery, tommy john surgery

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: May 28, 2013 at 05:29 PM (#4454025)
Ouch, he was only 66.
   2. Joe Bivens, Minor Genius Posted: May 28, 2013 at 05:37 PM (#4454033)
Never saw him practice.
   3. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: May 28, 2013 at 05:41 PM (#4454036)
Let's hope he led a good life and is not eternally inflamed.
   4. asinwreck Posted: May 28, 2013 at 06:43 PM (#4454075)
Never thought Jobe would outlive his protege.

Quite a few pitchers owe Yocum millions.
   5. Willie Mayspedester Posted: May 28, 2013 at 06:59 PM (#4454087)
I feel bad for Dwight.
   6. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: May 28, 2013 at 07:42 PM (#4454120)
What about Abner?
   7. booond Posted: May 28, 2013 at 08:29 PM (#4454152)
Went there for a shoulder injury - volleyball related, not baseball. It's not your average doctor's office, more like a five-star restaurant or hotel. Fixed my shoulder. RIP.
   8. Publius Publicola Posted: May 28, 2013 at 08:33 PM (#4454157)
Talk about 4 degrees of separation. I just tore my right ACL. I am about to schedule knee reconstruction and the guy who is going to do it trained under Andrews.
   9. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: May 28, 2013 at 08:45 PM (#4454163)
I just tore my right ACL.


Like, just now? While posting? Your mom needs to improve her basement's safety standards, stat.
   10. Justin T., Director of Somethin Posted: May 28, 2013 at 08:47 PM (#4454165)
I suppose all of the concerned parties knew this was coming. The Angels had a ceremony to name the team's training room for him on May 7.
   11. The District Attorney Posted: May 28, 2013 at 08:51 PM (#4454170)
I don't think even Greg Oden could tear his ACL by posting on the Internet. But don't quote me on that.
   12. Roger Cedeno's Spleen Posted: May 28, 2013 at 10:47 PM (#4454233)
I don't think even Greg Oden could tear his ACL by posting on the Internet.


...but he could certainly do it while porning on the Internet.

   13. Steve Balboni's Personal Trainer Posted: May 28, 2013 at 10:56 PM (#4454241)
One gets the sense that Greg Oden could tear his ACL by saying "ACL".

RIP, Dr. Yocum.
   14. AROM Posted: May 29, 2013 at 09:27 AM (#4454414)
He's been the Angels team physician since the day I started following the team (when they signed Reggie in 82). It has always been a point of pride that my team's physician is one of the top in his field, the guy that players on other teams will go to see when faced with serious injury. I don't know him, but I'll miss him. RIP, Dr. Yocum.
   15. Roger McDowell spit on me! Posted: May 29, 2013 at 11:26 AM (#4454519)
I really liked Mark Mulder's tweet yesterday:

Dr Yocum was awesomely honest with me. "Son-- somebody has to make up the 15-20% who don't come back from shoulder surgery".

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
greenback calls it soccer
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogFan Returns Home Run Ball to Ishikawa; Receives World Series tickets
(60 - 8:40am, Oct 22)
Last: snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster)

NewsblogMike Scioscia, Matt Williams voted top managers
(27 - 8:32am, Oct 22)
Last: Chris Fluit

NewsblogOT: Politics, October 2014: Sunshine, Baseball, and Etch A Sketch: How Politicians Use Analogies
(2901 - 8:29am, Oct 22)
Last: Bitter Mouse

NewsblogHunter Pence responds to Royals fan signs with monster Game 1 | MLB.com
(1 - 8:12am, Oct 22)
Last: Harveys Wallbangers

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 10-22-2014
(1 - 8:06am, Oct 22)
Last: Dan Lee is some pumkins

NewsblogPace-Of-Play Initiatives Get Mixed Reviews In AFL - BaseballAmerica.com
(3 - 7:59am, Oct 22)
Last: Bruce Markusen

NewsblogSielski: A friend fights for ex-Phillie Dick Allen's Hall of Fame induction
(118 - 7:56am, Oct 22)
Last: Harveys Wallbangers

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - October 2014
(319 - 7:40am, Oct 22)
Last: HMS Moses Taylor

NewsblogJerome Williams re-signs with Phils
(1 - 7:23am, Oct 22)
Last: steagles

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 2014 Discussion
(21 - 5:50am, Oct 22)
Last: toratoratora

Newsblog2014 WORLD SERIES GAME 1 OMNICHATTER
(603 - 5:01am, Oct 22)
Last: Harveys Wallbangers

NewsblogAs Focus Faded and Losses Piled Up, Royals Change Their Game
(7 - 1:16am, Oct 22)
Last: boteman

NewsblogRoyals’ James Shields passed kidney stone during ALCS but is ready for World Series | The Kansas City Star
(40 - 1:00am, Oct 22)
Last: Roger Freed Is Ready

NewsblogDealing or dueling – what’s a manager to do? | MGL on Baseball
(19 - 12:52am, Oct 22)
Last: Mike Emeigh

NewsblogDombrowski told that Iglesias 'will be fine' for 2015
(21 - 10:22pm, Oct 21)
Last: fra paolo

Page rendered in 0.2278 seconds
52 querie(s) executed