A True Baseball Insiders Safety Suggestions.
Mr. Eric Cressey is a strength coach who specializes in making baseball players better athletes. He rehabs and develops multiple millions of dollars worth of throwing arms. Eric has worked with baseball players at all competitive levels and is the ultimate insider. Mr. Cressey is an “in the trenches” coach that has witnessed how the present system is operating. I have heard him speak on four different occasions. He is articulate and always informative. If you are a baseball player, or the parent of a baseball player, Mr. Cressey has some suggestions on how to stay healthy.
Take the time to read his January 3, 2016 blog, Preventing Shoulder Injuries: Actions Speak Louder Than Words. I often send parents of injured baseball players to Mr. Cressey’s site for the valuable information they have not been hearing.
-Michael S. O’Hara, PT, OCS, CSCS
In the summer of 1968, the Detroit Tigers were on a tear. They were headed for an American League pennant and a heart-stopping three game deficit. World Series victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. On August 22 of that season, a young pitcher for the Chicago White Sox named Tommy John decided to brush back the lead off hitter for the Tigers, shortstop Dick McAuliffe. After some discussion as to the intent of his throws, Mr. McAuliffe rearranged Mr. John’s left shoulder ligaments in a basebrawl that sent Mr. John to the disabled list and Mr. McAuliffe to a five game suspension—and a two hundred and fifty dollar fine. As a ten year old Tiger fan, I can recall getting in trouble reenacting the McAuliffe vs. John fight with my younger brothers.