Tug McGraw

United States

Baseball

B: August 30, 1944
D: January 5, 2004

Two Time All-Star

McGraw was signed by the New York Mets out of high school and debuted with the club a year later. He was second in the National League in saves in 1972 and '73. Traded to the Philadelphia Phillies after the 1974 season, McGraw was a key player in helping the Phillies win their only World Series. In 1980, he recorded 20 saves with a 1.46 E.R.A. and recorded the final out of the World Series. McGraw retired after the 1984 season. A member of two World Series winners, with the New York Mets in 1969 and the Philadelphia Phillies in 1980, the flamboyant McGraw was best known for his slogan with the Mets, "You Gotta Believe." McGraw was an All-Star in 1972 and 1975 and finished his career with 180 saves. McGraw passed away from brain cancer in 2004. His son, Tim, is a well know Country music artist.

SUPERSTARS RECORD
EVENT

PLACE

POINTS

MONEY

EVENT WINS
1974 Preliminary 3

10

7

$1,000

None
1978 Preliminary 2
9
16 1/2
$1,650
None
1981 Superteams Baseball

1

 

$6,200

 
1981 Superteams Final

2

 

$4,900

 
TOTALS  

23 1/2

$13,750

0

 

PERSONAL BESTS 

Tennis
6th
1974 Preliminary 3
Swimming - 50 Meters
32.68
1974 Preliminary 3
Swimming - 100 Meters
1:16.08
1974 Preliminary 3
Golf - 9 holes
51
1974 Preliminary 3
Golf - closest to the pin
11' 2"
1978 Preliminary 2
Bowling
129
1974 Preliminary 3
Rowing
46.80
1978 Preliminary 2
Half Mile Run
2:24.60
1974 Preliminary 3
Bike Race - Half Mile
1:25.00
1974 Preliminary 3
Obstacle Course
40.87
1974 Preliminary 3
Points Scored

16 1/2

1978 Preliminary 2

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