He was Tug through the entire thing. "He epitomized what Philadelphia is all about. He managed to get out of the inning, and keep the Astros scoreless until the 11th inning, when The final two games of the series also went into extra innings. "Both of us knew whoever was on or near that mound for the final out would probably be on the cover of Sports Illustrated," he said. Get the latest breaking news delivered straight to your inbox.Copyright © 2020 CBS Interactive Inc. All rights reserved. Born Frank Edwin McGraw, August 30, 1944, in Martinez, CA; died from cancer, January 5, 2004, in Franklin, TN.

"He put up a gallant fight," Schmidt said. IRS says apply nowBattleground Tracker: Latest polls, state of the race and more5 things to know about CBS News' 2020 Battleground TrackerBiden has edge in North Carolina, race is tight in Georgia — CBS News pollWhy some mail-in ballots are rejected and how to make sure your vote countsWhat happens if the president doesn't accept the election results?Election Day could turn into "Election Week" with rise in mail ballotsGOP confident in Ohio, but Dems think it's within reach For McGraw one of the most challenging aspects of being in the military was the internal conflict which it stirred within him. As he always said, `I front-loaded my life, just like my contract.' McGraw died of brain cancer at the home of his son, country music star Tim McGraw, outside of Nashville, according to Laurie Hawkins, a family spokesperson. Bowa said. No one competed with more intensity than he did. The Phillies swept the first two games in Philadelphia, with McGraw earning the save in game one.McGraw entered game five in the seventh inning with the Phillies behind 3–2. "Remembering the irrepressible Tug McGraw on St. Patrick's Day" (Hagen, Paul (March 18, 2011). He'll be sorely missed by all. "Tug McGraw was one of the great characters of the game of baseball," said Hall of Famer Tom Seaver, McGraw's teammate with the Mets' 1969 championship team.

"Tug and I drove to the ballpark together before that final game and I made him promise that if he was on the mound for that final out to wait for me," Schmidt later recalled.

"That's the freeze frame when you look at that series," Bowa said.It worked just the way Tug and Schmitty had planned it, too. There are more than one way to do things and Tug certainly had his own way. "For the remainder of the season, McGraw went 3–0 with a 0.57 ERA and ten saves. He was married to Diane Hovenkamp and Phyllis Ann Kline. "Sure enough, it worked. Professional baseball player. Tug struck out Wilson and then turned to look at me at third base. The 2004 death of retired baseball player Tug McGraw from cancer at the age of 59 stunned legions of his longtime fans. In the 1980s and 1990s, he was a sports anchor and reporter for McGraw, Witte, David Fisher and Neil Offer produced two books, McGraw also recorded a version of the baseball poem "McGraw had a brief relationship in 1966 with Betty D'Agostino that resulted in one son, country music singer McGraw did not acknowledge Tim as his son until Tim was 17 years old, but the two later developed a close relationship. "He was a great person and will be missed. "Patting his hand on his heart after a guy hits a home run foul, who would do that in the heat of the battle?" During the program, he re-enacted his final pitch of the 1980 World Series, striking out Kansas City's Willie Wilson for the title.McGraw popularized the phrase "You Gotta Believe" during the Mets' 1973 NL championship season and carried the slogan through his illness, vowing he'd be on hand next month to push the button to bring down the Vet. At the time of his death, McGraw was ranked: "When Tug McGraw broke the color barrier with Phillies" (This award should not be confused with the Tug McGraw Foundation's "Good Guy Award".

Well, New York City can take this world championship In later years, McGraw expressed remorse toward his comments toward New York. He earned a save in game four to even the series,McGraw appeared in four of the six games of the World Series, striking out ten batters in 7.2 innings. "Publicly, he never let on that he had gotten a raw deal. He later said there had been signs something was wrong.