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John Smoltz defied odds by making Hall of Fame after Tommy John surgery

...pioneered the surgery on Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Tommy John in 1974, it has become commonplace among minor and major league pitchers.Fear of the surgery lurks in every major league dugout today."We're not developing pitchers the right way...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-07-02/john-smoltz-defied-odds-
Stem cells still uncharted territory in sports

...had nothing to lose in 2011. The rotator cuff in his left shoulder that he'd relied on during his decade as a major league pitcher was in tatters. He was 38 and his fastball traveled a Little League-worthy 50 mph.Surgery and the ensuing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-05-18/stem-cells-still-uncharted-territ
Dee Gordon's dunk is hit with teammates

...volunteer for dunk duty.He turned down a basketball scholarship at Louisville only because his father, former major league pitcher Tom Gordon, wanted him to play baseball.The younger Gordon said if he was 6-2, he probably would have chosen...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-04-11/dee-gordons-dunk-hit-tea
Braves: Revisiting Miller's near no-no

...sequence like a veteran. He simply put it all together in this start. A no-hitter is what happens when a very good major league pitcher puts it all together. He was just one fastball away. This start was the perfect example of what Miller has accomplished...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/david-lee/2015-05-20/braves-revis
Overtime

...Tom Gorzelanny have agreed to a $1 million, one-year contract.? The Cleveland Indians have hired former major league pitcher Jason Bere as their new bullpen coach. He replaces Kevin Cash, who was hired as Tampa Bay's manager in December...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-01-06/overtime
Miami Marlins open contract talks with All-Star Giancarlo Stanton

...Zaidi as the club's new general manager, a person with knowledge of the negotiations said. OBITUARY: Ex-major league pitcher Brad Halsey has died in a recreational climbing accident. He was 33.Police in Comal County said an investigation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-11-05/miami-marlins-open-contr
Atlanta Braves' Aaron Harang latest example of adjusting with age

ATLANTA - The average velocity of a major league pitcher reaches an all-time high with each passing season.Many pitchers are now able to use mid-90s heat consistently to work in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-09-27/atlanta-braves-aaron-har
Transcript of Ray Guy's Hall of Fame Speech

...All through high school and college I played other positions as well. I was a good athlete and could have been a Major League pitcher or an NBA basketball player, but I knew God had something special for me. And eventually one sport would stand...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-08-02/transcript-ray-guys-hall-fame
Richmond Academy to honor 1956 championship football team

...the school's most successful alumni. While Dye began a professional career in football, Jack Fisher became a major league pitcher. Lamar Fleming became the chairman of the Department of Ortho pedics at Emory University, John Reynolds became...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-10-19/richmond-academy-honor-19
Pitch usage vs. Justin Upton appears noteworthy

Major league pitchers are sneaky. They adjust to what works best for them, and that includes how to approach the better hitters in each lineup. Advance...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/david-lee/2014-10-09/pitch-usage-