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John Ely

Astros’ Ely on mend from Tommy John surgery

Homewood’s John Ely realized a startling fact when he had Tommy John surgery April 24 – he probably had pitched with a torn ulnar collateral ligament for years.

June 09, 2013 8:12 pm
MLB NOTES: Region products try to rev up careers in minors

MLB NOTES: Region products try to rev up careers in minors

Jeff Samardzija of Valparaiso, Curtis Granderson of Lynwood and Lloyd McClendon of Chesterton are household names in the majors. John Mallee of Schererville soon will be as Astros hitting coach.

April 07, 2013 9:30 pm
H-F’s Ely pleases dad with trade to Astros, AL

H-F’s Ely pleases dad with trade to Astros, AL

Homewood’s Jack Ely got an early Christmas present when son John was traded from the Dodgers to the Astros and the American League.

December 23, 2012 9:02 pm
Flowers, fans fill the day for pro baseball player's mom

Flowers, fans fill the day for pro baseball player's mom

Jack Ely, retired from the insurance industry, talks about playing catch with his son John in the front yard. Jack and his wife Laura are proud of their son's success as . John Ely is pitching for the Los Angeles Dodgers' Triple A team in Albuquerque, N.M., after going 4-7 this season for th…

August 09, 2010 12:00 am
Flowers, fans fill the day for pro baseball player's mom

Flowers, fans fill the day for pro baseball player's mom

John Ely's mother, Laura, sister Lisa Amschel, and father, Jack, meet up at Hunley's Bar and Grill in Cedar Lake where Lisa tends bar. John Ely's success as a Major League Baseball player has not changed life much for his family, who are proud of his accomplishments. After a stint with the …

August 09, 2010 12:00 am
Flowers, fans fill the day for pro baseball player's mom

Flowers, fans fill the day for pro baseball player's mom

John Ely's sister, Lisa Amschel, bartends at Hunley's Bar and Grill in Cedar Lake. Her brother was traded last winter from the White Sox to the Los Angeles Dodgers, where he went 4-7 for the big-league club before being sent to the Triple A team in Albuquerque, N.M.

August 09, 2010 12:00 am
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