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Lower the Pitcher's Mound? Not So Fast

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Thanks to reporter, Ray Glier, for writing this article about the great research and work being done by our research & education partner, the American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI). The story published online Tuesday, February 12.

Written by Ray Glier

When you pay to see a baseball game, you’re paying for action. Or at least you were. Baseball fans love the crack of the bat, the acrobatic catches, the bang-bang plays at first base and slide-and-tag plays at second.

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Most Tommy John Surgeries Are Performed On Teenage Baseball Players

Andrew Nuss goes through the motions as he stands on the pitcher’s mound in the same public park where he started playing baseball when he was five years old.

Over the years, he’s developed quite a fastball—reaching speeds of 87 miles an hour.

Andrew, who’s 18 now, hopes to play Major League Baseball. That’s why he had Tommy John surgery last May to replace the torn ligament in his elbow.

Brian Baxa overcomes injury, finishes Danville career on strong note

When Brian Baxa was pulled from his start with an injury during a game at Boyle County, the last thing the Danville senior ace pitcher was thinking about was a season-ending injury.

“Definitely not. I was thinking it was more of a just like a forearm injury, something where I’d have to sit out a week or two,” Baxa said. “Nothing too serious.”

Well, it turned out to be serious.