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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. 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.


Mets Edit

Tug made his day view in the MLB with the Mets on April 18, 1965. He played with the Mets from 1965 to 1974.

Ya Gotta Believe Edit

Tug started the Ya Gotta Believe catchprhase to encourage the team and the fans.

Death Edit

Tug died with a brain tumor at age 59 on January 5, 2004.

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