Dr. Jobe, A Medical Pioneer
I first met Dr. Frank Jobe in 1964 when I visited his office when he was working with then team doctor, Robert Kerlan. I had hurt my hand in a minor altercation as two guys were speeding down my block and putting the kids who were playing in the street in danger. I hollered at them to slow down and be careful. They came around the block, got out of the car and got in my face, so I hit the guy with a left and flattened him.
Dr. Jobe treated my hand with extreme care, and I was very impressed not only with his medical knowledge, but with his sensitivity and compassion.
Frank McCourt has now made Dr. Jobe one of his special advisors. I am the other. I couldn?t be any happier for Dr. Jobe, and congratulate him on his new title.
To see that the McCourt’s think so highly of Dr. Jobe and his contributions not only to the Dodger organization but to many, many people in baseball is outstanding. He brought back careers of players that looked like there was no way they could ever play again. He is dedicated, and to honor him by putting him in this position, I commend the McCourt’s for realizing and recognizing how much he has contributed to the Dodger organization, and to baseball.
It couldn?t happen to a greater man. I would have to say he is probably the first doctor to ever to be put into such a prestigious position. And that?s a tremendous honor and award.