Tug McGraw

Tug McGraw

Frank Edwin "Tug" McGraw Jr. (August 30, 1944 – January 5, 2004) was a Major League Baseball relief pitcher and the father of Country music singer Tim McGraw and actor/TV personality Mark McGraw and Cari McGraw. He is likely best remembered for recording the final out, via a strikeout of the Kansas City Royals' Willie Wilson, in the 1980 World Series, bringing the Philadelphia Phillies their first world championship. He was the last active major league player to have played under manager Casey Stengel.

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1980 Philadelphia Phillies Season - Postseason - World Series
... It was all that Steve Carlton and Tug McGraw would need for the 4-1 win ... made Philly fans nervous by loading the bases in the eighth and the ninth but Tug McGraw struck out Willie Wilson for the third out in the final frame ... the Babe Ruth Award (another World Series MVP) was given to Tug McGraw ...
Mets–Phillies Rivalry - Early History - Tug McGraw
... Tug McGraw pitched for the Mets from 1965 to 1967, and again from 1969 to 1974 after spending all of the 1968 season in the minor leagues ... he coined the Mets' rally cry, "Ya gotta believe!" In the 1974 season, McGraw experienced issues with his arm and shoulder ... Thus, the Mets traded McGraw, along with outfielders Don Hahn and Dave Schneck, to the Phillies in December 1974 for pitcher Mac Scarce, catcher John Stearns, and outfielder ...
1980 World Series - Matchups - Game 6
0 0 ... X 0 ... WP Steve Carlton (2–0) LP Rich Gale (0–1) Sv Tug McGraw (2) Game 6 would be the culmination of the first Phillies championship ever ... It was all that Steve Carlton and Tug McGraw would need for the 4–1 win ... bases in the eighth and the ninth but McGraw struck out Willie Wilson for the third out in the final frame ...
History Of The Houston Astros - The 1980 NLCS - A Hard-fought Battle
... Tug McGraw came in for the eighth inning and the Astros went three up, three down ... Luis Pujols was able to work McGraw for a walk in the ninth, but that would be all the Astros would get from him as McGraw retired the next three ... Tug McGraw who had entered the game in the eighth faced Morgan in the bottom of the eleventh who had a lead off tripled over McBride to start the inning ...
Tug McGraw - Honors and Awards
... In 1980, the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association presented its annual Good Guy Award to McGraw ... In 1983—the one hundredth anniversary of the founding of the Phillies—McGraw was selected as one of only two left-handed pitchers on the Phillies Centennial Team ... In 1993, McGraw was inducted into the New York Mets Hall of Fame ...

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