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Sports medicine pioneer and former Dodgers doc Frank Jobe dies at 88

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Dr. Frank Jobe, known for the development of the historic elbow procedure known as “Tommy John Surgery,” speaks as he is honored during a ceremony at Doubleday Field on Saturday, July 27, 2013, in Cooperstown, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll) Mike Groll/AP

Dr. Frank Jobe was the Los Angeles Dodgers team physician for over 50 years. He passed away yesterday in home in Santa Monica at 88 years old.

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Dr. Jobe served in World War 2 as a medical staff sargent with the Army's 101st Airborne Division, was for a brief time captured by Nazis earning a Bronze Star medal. When he retuned to L.A., he got his medical degree at Loma Linda University and did his residency at Los Angeles County Medical.

In 1965 he co-founded the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic specializing in the relative new field of sports medicine. But Dr. Jobe will forever be remembered for inventing a surgery that revolutionized his field and rescued the careers of hundreds of professional baseball players.

For more on the remarkable career of Frank Jobe we're joined by Dr. Robert Klapper, director of the Joint Replacement program and orthopaedic surgeon at Cedars-Sinai. 

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