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Tommy John Surgery: Most Able to Return to Mound

More than 8 out of 10 of high school and collegiate pitchers undergoing so-called Tommy John elbow reconstructive surgery are able to return to their pre-injury level of performance after 9 months to a year of rehabilitation, a 2011 study finds.

Little League Passes Indefinite Moratorium on Composite Bats

An indefinite moratorium on the use of composite bats (a bat with a metal shell, but a woven composite of fibers on the inside of the barrel portion). in the Junior, Senior, and Big League Baseball Divisions of Little League has been passed by the Little League International Board of Directors, effective immediately.  Not covered under the Little League moratorium are wood bats, metal bats, or bats that have composite materials in the handle only.

Youth Baseball Pitching: Teaching Proper Mechanics Critical

One of the best ways to protect against arm injuries in youth baseball and maximize your child's natural ability is to teach proper pitching mechanics at as early an age as possible. Teaching your child about pitching mechanics doesn't need to be complicated, and it doesn't need to be too technical, but you and your child must be willing to commit enough time to understand the entire process, step by step.

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