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The image of Frank Edwin (Tug) McGraw leaping skyward off the Veterans Stadium mound after recording the most important out in Phillies history is first in the hearts of local fans. That image will burn even brighter with McGraw's passing at age 59.  More >
 Career totals (1965-84)
824 1514.2 96 92 180 1109 3.14
Complete career stats >  
 Career Highlights
1969: Pitched 100 1/3 innings for the Mets with a 2.24 ERA. Won his first of two World Series titles.
1972: Possibly his best season in New York. He won eight games, saved 27 and posted a 1.70 ERA.
1973: With the Mets cruising, he appeared in 16 games in September, saving 11 and winning four. His rally cry of "You Gotta Believe" ignited the team and brought them within one game of another World Series title.
1974: Acquired by the Phillies on Dec. 3 in a six-player swap.
1976-78: Helped Philadelphia win the NL East three straight times, pitching 266 innings.
1980: His 1.46 ERA in 92 1/3 innings paved the way for the Phillies to win their first franchise World Series title. McGraw struck out Willie Wilson for the final out of the Series and leaped off the mound.
1984: McGraw retires from baseball.
 Sights & Sounds
McGraw closes out the '80 Series 56K | 300K

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McGraw makes his final appearance on Sept. 28, 2003 as the Phillies play their last game at Veterans Stadium 56K | 300K
Bob Boone remembers his former teammate
Mets reporter Kevin Czerwinski talks McGraw's passing
McGraw chats with Radio in July 2001 about getting rid of the DH, his career and 'You Gotta Believe!'