A few players I have worked with successfully out of over 200 since 1975.
(All were in Texas unless specified at the end)
RHP Jerry Anderson, age 20 Elbow & shoulder surgery* College Sophomore
LHP Randy Brown, age 24 Shoulder injury, pain to throw, Padres Org., FL
LHP Robert Cole, age 21 Elbow swollen & tender, Career ended, College Soph
CATCHER Cody Deese, age 15 Elbow problems*, High School Sophomore
CATCHER Gene Flowers, age 21 Dead arm after catching a game, College Graduate
RHP Victor Fuentes, age 14 Arm hurts after pitching, Dad rubs it, Junior High
LHP Adam Grosskopf, age 18 Broke humerus twice, afraid *, College Fresh., WI
RHP/3B Carson Gilliland, age 10 Chronic elbow pain, can’t throw from 3rd to pitcher*
LHP Quency Hill, age 22 Elbow problems, College student
CATCHER Brad Jones, age 18 Never sore, Texas Rangers Baseball, AAA All Star Game
RHP Ethan Lutz, age 15 Elbow & shoulder pain*, High School Sophomore 2006
CATCHER C J Holloway age 18 Shoulder pain*, High School Senior 2007*
CATCHER Josh Mayfield age 17 Elbow & shoulder problems*, High School Sophomore
RHP Eric Meurer, age 17 Elbow pain (Have not seen him yet), High School Senior
RHP Ryan Powell, age 11 Elbow pain and extreme side arm*, Elementary School
CATCHER Mike Santoro, age 20 Sasser Syndrome, career ended*, College Sophomore, NJ
RHP Clay Smith, age 22 No Problems, Texas Rangers Minor League
RHP/SS Wesley Starks, age 18 Pain in upper forearm, MRI showed tear in tendon, HS Sr
LHP Jim Umbarger, age 23 Shoulder injury, Texas Rangers, Active at the time*
RHP Adam Voigt, age 16 Shoulder injury and pain*, High School Sophomore
RHP Ryan Wescott, age 13 Broken humerus, afraid to throw*, Junior High, AZ
RHP Christian Wolfe, age 20 Broken humerus, afraid to throw*, US Marine, PA
Listed above are twenty-one out of over two hundred players I have helped. Most were in Texas
when I worked with them. I have video records of Jim Umbarger of the Texas Rangers, and all the
players I have worked with in 2005* and 2006*, and the list continues to grow each month.
The ages listed are the ages they were when I worked with them. The star * at the end indicates I
worked with them in 2005* and 2006. * The last one listed, Christian Wolfe was in Athens the
20th-28th of August 2006 when he was released from the U.S. Marines. He just returned from Iraq. He wants to pitch in college one day, but was afraid to throw now after breaking his
humerus several years ago. He will be able to pitch in Pennsylvania in the 2007 baseball season.
I have the records and addresses of the above players, with their permission to release them when
another player needs help. My goal is to one day reduce or eliminate the many injuries and
surgeries that take place daily resulting from injuries sustained when throwing a baseball.
Three that broke their humerus while pitching are now back throwing today. The younger,
Ryan, a freshman in HS was clocked at 87mph this season, 2006. He will be the ace on his team
next year, and the MLB scout in AZ said Ryan is #3 on their list in his age group. (Doctors, surgeons, and MLB have no answer for this injury. The first humerus break in MLB was in 1884,
and continues today with no answer as to the cause. There are about 20 found on the Internet,
and five others have written The Throw Center for help.
Mike, a college soph was diagnosed with Sasser Syndrome or Steve Blass disease his last year
in HS. It is considered to be a mental disease. Chuck Knoblauch of NYY had this, and Rick
Ankiel of St Louis Cards developed it. Mike’s father had 12 different coaches work with him and
sent him to two different psychiatrists for help. He then flew me to NJ to help Mike. This is
a complete loss of ability to throw a strike or even throw back to the pitcher. He is now
throwing so well , he looks like a natural. You need to see his video to realize this It is not mental, it is in a players throwing mechanics. MLB still believes it is mental and the beginning of the end for a baseball player.
The latest young man I worked with, December 26 & 27, 2006 was Carson from Frisco Texas, a
pitcher and third baseman.. His mother said he could not throw from third back to the pitcher at
one time this past season because of the chronic pain in his elbow. We showed him what caused
elbow pain, then got him into his natural throwing groove. He then made a total of 200 throws
the first day with no pain or soreness afterwards. He also took 100 swings with the bat.
The second day, Carson took 100 swings at live pitching in the cages, then pitched from the
mound 50 pitches. At no time did he have pain or soreness. He will probably have an awesome season in 2007.