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Old 08-21-2006, 12:44 PM   #440
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LHP Tug McGraw Mets, Phillies

Frank Edwin McGraw Jr.




Bats Right, Throws Left
Height 6' 0", Weight 185 lb.

Born August 30, 1944 in Martinez, CA
Died January 5, 2004 in Brentwood, TN

Debut April 18, 1965
Final Game September 25, 1984
  • Colorful lefthander who relied on a great screwball during his 19 year career.

  • McGraw's 180 saves are 46th all time.

  • Second in NL in saves in 1972 and 1973.

  • Fifth in NL Cy Young balloting in 1980.

  • 829 games are 29th all time.

  • At his best in the post season, Tug was 3-3 with six saves and a 2.24 ERA in 26 relief appearances.

  • He saved the final game of the 1980 World Series by striking out Willie Wilson, clinching the Phillies' first championship.

  • A two time All Star, he was the winning pitcher of the 1972 All Star Game.

  • During the 1973 season, he coined a popular rallying cry for the Mets, "You Gotta Believe!" That year, the Mets won the National League East with only 82 wins, but managed to make the World Series, losing to the Oakland Athletics in seven games.


"Ninety percent I'll spend on good times, women, and Irish Whiskey.
The other ten percent I'll probably waste."


Tug McGraw -



Code:
Year Ag Tm  Lg  W   L   G   GS  CG SHO  GF SV   IP     H    R   ER   HR  BB   SO  HBP  WP  BFP  IBB  BK  ERA *lgERA *ERA+ WHIP
+--------------+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+--+------+----+----+----+---+----+----+---+---+-----+---+---+-----+-----+----+-----+
 1965 20 NYM NL   2   7  37   9   2   0  17  1   97.7   88   47   36   8   48   57   3   7   416   2   0  3.32  3.54  107 1.392
 1966 21 NYM NL   2   9  15  12   1   0   0  0   62.3   72   38   37  11   25   34   0   4   276   2   0  5.34  3.64   68 1.556
 1967 22 NYM NL   0   3   4   4   0   0   0  0   17.3   13   16   15   3   13   18   0   4    78   2   0  7.79  3.38   43 1.500
 1969 24 NYM NL   9   3  42   4   1   0  26 12  100.3   89   31   25   6   47   92   0   8   424   7   0  2.24  3.67  164 1.355
 1970 25 NYM NL   4   6  57   0   0   0  32 10   90.7   77   40   33   6   49   81   1   2   398  17   2  3.28  4.01  123 1.390
 1971 26 NYM NL  11   4  51   1   0   0  34  8  111.0   73   22   21   4   41  109   3   6   441  11   0  1.70  3.40  200 1.027
 1972 27 NYM NL   8   6  54   0   0   0  47 27  106.0   71   26   20   3   40   92   3   2   419  11   0  1.70  3.35  197 1.047 AS,MVP-25
 1973 28 NYM NL   5   6  60   2   0   0  46 25  118.7  106   53   51  11   55   81   3   7   503   9   0  3.87  3.63   94 1.357 MVP-15
 1974 29 NYM NL   6  11  41   4   1   1  26  3   88.7   96   43   41  12   32   54   0   4   390   6   0  4.16  3.59   86 1.444
 1975 30 PHI NL   9   6  56   0   0   0  37 14  102.7   84   38   34   6   36   55   3   5   419   6   1  2.98  3.74  126 1.169 AS
 1976 31 PHI NL   7   6  58   0   0   0  39 11   97.3   81   34   27   4   42   76   0   4   408  10   0  2.50  3.54  142 1.264
 1977 32 PHI NL   7   3  45   0   0   0  31  9   79.0   62   25   23   6   24   58   1   1   311   5   0  2.62  3.99  152 1.089 MVP-24
 1978 33 PHI NL   8   7  55   1   0   0  39  9   89.7   82   39   32   6   23   63   0   1   363   7   0  3.21  3.58  111 1.171
 1979 34 PHI NL   4   3  65   1   0   0  43 16   83.7   83   56   48   9   29   57   2   2   357   7   0  5.16  3.85   75 1.339
 1980 35 PHI NL   5   4  57   0   0   0  48 20   92.3   62   16   15   3   23   75   2   1   355   9   0  1.46  3.79  259 0.921 MVP-16,CYA-5
 1981 36 PHI NL   2   4  34   0   0   0  31 10   44.0   35   13   13   2   14   26   0   2   178   3   0  2.66  3.63  137 1.114
 1982 37 PHI NL   3   3  34   0   0   0  25  5   39.7   50   19   19   3   12   25   1   2   181   6   0  4.31  3.68   85 1.563
 1983 38 PHI NL   2   1  34   1   0   0   9  0   55.7   58   24   22   4   19   30   0   0   236   4   0  3.56  3.56  100 1.383
 1984 39 PHI NL   2   0  25   0   0   0  11  0   38.0   36   17   16   1   10   26   0   1   160   4   1  3.79  3.63   96 1.211
+--------------+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+--+------+----+----+----+---+----+----+---+---+-----+---+---+-----+-----+----+-----+
 19 Years            92      39       1    180        1318       528      582       22  63  6313 128   4  3.14  3.65  116 1.254
 WL%= .511       96     824       5     541    1514.7       597      108      1109
+--------------+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+--+------+----+----+----+---+----+----+---+---+-----+---+---+-----+-----+----+-----+

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