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.