Originally Posted by westofyou
Yep... I'd suggest everyone read Pennant Race and/or Ball Four and note the numerous mentions about arms being sore
Bouton always said he had a sore elbow that never left. Betcha he had a torn UCL. There were probably multitudes of guys who would just have surgery today out there trying to pitch through crazy pain.
Remember the story about Bob Gibson? A guy who most people thought had a superman arm would almost cry in pain the day after pitching if someone shook his hand wrong.
Pitching is hard. Much respect.