Former Chicago Cubs Major League Athletic Trainer Tony Garofalo


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Things Discussed:

  • Where he grew up.
  • How he got into being an Athletic Trainer.
  • Mentors along the way that helped him and learned from.
  • Advice for people wanting to be an Athletic Trainer.
  • How he dealt with players and why.
  • Discusses what it takes to be an Athletic Trainer.
  • Pitch counts.
  • Reducing arm injuries.
  • Why pitchers are getting hurt more now a days.
  • Are we throwing to much or pitching to much.
  • Show cases can hurt kids.
  • If major league players are not doing it then we asking young kids.
  • Some form of coaching is child abuse.
  • Advice for recovery from pitching.
  • And a lot more.

Tony Garofalo, ATC, who has 43 years of experience including his service as the Chicago Cubs Head Athletic Trainer from 1977 though 1986. During his illustrious career Tony has worked in the high school, college, professional, elite, and clinical settings and is a member of the Illinois Athletic Trainers Association (IATA), St. Benedict University, and St. Louis University Halls of Fame. He is also a founding partner of the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society (PBATS). 3 Hall of Fames. Total in the business 52 years. 2 All Star games and mentioned in Bruce Sutters Hall of Fame speech.

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