Memorial services for Angels team physician Dr. Lewis Yocum were revealed Thursday on the website of the Kerlan Jobe Clinic.
Services will be held at American Martyrs Church, 624 15th Street in Manhattan Beach on June 22 at 10 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, the Yocum family requests donations be sent to: Saint Sebastien Sports Project ~ P.O. Box 1711 ~ Manhattan Beach, CA 90267
Yocum died last Saturday due to complications from liver cancer.
Dr. Lewis Yocum, the Angels team physician who died Saturday, worked at the Kerlan-Jobe Clinic for more than 30 years. Yocum didn’t invent Tommy John surgery – Frank Jobe did – but he made it faster.
“Some of the little refinements that we do, he helped develop them,” Jobe said. “For example, he’d drill the holes. At he time it took a while to get the holes just right took to get the lead sutures through those holes, he was able to find a way of doing that real slick, so that cut about 15 minutes off the operation time.”
And yet, when I asked Jobe to identify Yocum’s legacy, he went with something completely different. Click the link above to see what he said.
I talked to a lot of people about Dr. Yocum yesterday and the vast majority of what they said didn’t fit in my story for the newspaper. So here’s the rest, in bullet-point form for a Wednesday afternoon: