News tagged with pitchers

Entering MLB early may increase elbow surgery risk

The common elbow surgery made famous by Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher, Tommy John, definitely does its job to return pitchers to the mound, but risks for having the surgery may be able to be recognized earlier in a ...

Jul 10, 2014
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In pitching injuries, the elbow is connected to the hip bone

(Medical Xpress)—New University of Florida research suggests that a pitcher's elbow injury could be linked to movement in the hips. Dr. Kevin W. Farmer, an assistant professor in the UF department of orthopaedics and rehabilitation, ...

May 01, 2014
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Tommy John Surgery a good solution for MLB pitchers

New data suggests ulnar collateral (UCL) reconstruction, better known as Tommy John Surgery, allows major league pitchers to return to the mound at high rates, and with a positive impact on some performance parameters. The ...

Mar 15, 2014
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Why are there so many youth baseball-throwing injuries?

After three years of research, a multicenter, national research study led by Beaumont orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist, Joseph Guettler, M.D., may have some answers as to why youth baseball ...

Jun 14, 2013
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The Medical Minute: Keeping the young pitcher healthy

Late childhood and early adolescence is a period of a tremendous development for the young elbow. During these years, several growth plates emerge and fuse in a coordinated fashion to assume the anatomy required ...

Apr 28, 2011
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Pitcher

In baseball, the pitcher is the player who throws the baseball from the pitcher's mound toward the catcher to begin each play, with the goal of retiring a batter, who attempts to either make contact with the pitched ball or draw a walk. In the numbering system used to record defensive plays, the pitcher is assigned the number 1. In the National League and the Japanese Central League, the pitcher also bats. Starting in 1973 with the American League and spreading throughout the 1980s and 1990s, the hitting duties of the pitcher have generally been given over to the position of designated hitter, a cause of some controversy.

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