George Mason Pitcher Dies After Tommy John Surgery

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George Mason University baseball player Sang Ho Baek died unexpectedly June 12 after having surgery on his arm.

The university posted an In Memoriam for the 20-year-old pitcher on June 13. A GoFundMe page organized by George Mason players “to support Sang’s family during this difficult time” noted that “After battling through injuries throughout this season, Sang required Tommy John surgery. He suddenly passed away due to complications with his surgery.”

A common procedure for pitchers, Tommy John surgery requires using a tendon from elsewhere in the body to reconstruct the ulnar collateral ligament in the elbow.

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