Tug McGraw

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Tug McGraw
Tug McGraw
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Born:
August 30, 1944
Died:
January 05, 2004
Age:
59
Birth Name:
Frank Edwin McGraw Jr.
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Some Facts
He got his nickname "Tug" by his mother because of the particularly aggressive way he breast-fed.
Joined the Phillies for the 1975 season and became one of the city's most beloved sports figures in his ten seasons there. Struck out Willie Wilson to end the 1980 World Series, the only one ever won by the Phillies until 2008.
Inducted into the Auburn [New York] Baseball Wall of Fame in 2007.
Wrote the comic strip novel "Scroogie; Hello There, Ball!" back in 1977 with Mike Witte about a hapless pitcher and his team.
He was the father of 6 children, 5 sons and 1 daughter. His sons are Tim McGraw, Mark McGraw and Matthew McGraw, also 2 step sons Christpher and Ian. His daughter is Cari Velardo.
Personal Quotes
"Ten million years from now, when the sun burns out and the earth is just a frozen snowball hurling through space, nobody's going to care whether or not I got this guy out." (On the Mets losing the 1973 World Series to the Oakland A's; This became one of his famous quotes, known as the Frozen Snowball Theory)
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When asked what he will do with his share of the World Series money "I'm going to spend 90% of it on good times, women, and Irish whiskey. The other 10% I'm going to waste."
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When asked if he liked the artificial grass in the Houston Astrodome. "I don't know, I never smoked the stuff."
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