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Tug McGraw
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Birth Date:August 30, 1944
Astrology Sign:Virgo
Chinese Sign:Monkey - Yin
Birth Name:Frank Edwin McGraw jr
Birth Place:martin,ca
Died Date:January 5, 2004

Occupation:Baseball Player

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Tug McGraw

Biography:Tug McGraw (August 30, 1944 - January 5, 2004) was a colorful Major League Baseball relief pitcher. He was the father of country music singer Tim McGraw and actor Mark McGraw and singer musician J.r Twitty and matt McGraw and sister Cari McGraw

Signed out of high school by the New York Mets on June 12, 1964, McGraw became a part of their bullpen a year later. The Mets tried him as a starting pitcher, but he only managed a 2-12 record in 16 starts over two years. After spending all of 1968 in the minor leagues, he became a full-time reliever in 1969. Relying on a good screwball, he racked up twelve saves for the Miracle Mets as they went on to win the World Series, but he did not himself pitch in the Fall Classic.

He became one of the more successful closers in baseball during the early 1970s, placing second in the National League in saves in 1972 and 1973. During the 1973 season, he coined a popular rallying cry for the Mets, "Ya 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 in a series many Mets fans felt the team should have won.

On December 3, 1974, McGraw was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies in a six-player deal. At the time of the trade, McGraw was the all-time Mets leader in saves, games pitched, and games finished.

As a Phillie, he continued his role as a reliable relief pitcher. In 1980, he finished fifth in the NL Cy Young Award voting, compiling 20 saves and a 1.46 ERA and helping the Phillies win the NL East. In the playoffs, he appeared in all five games of the National League Championship Series, saving two of them. His finest efforts came in the World Series, striking out ten batters in 7 2/3 innings. He saved the final game by striking out Willie Wilson, clinching the Phillies' first World Series championship.

He spent the next four seasons as a set-up man rather than a closer, and retired after the 1984 season. He compiled 180 saves in his career, tied for eighth-best in Major League history at the time.

McGraw played in two All-Star Games. He was inducted into the New York Mets Hall of Fame in 1993 and to the Philadelphia Phillies Wall of Fame in 1999.

On March 12, 2003, McGraw was working as a spring training instructor for the Phillies when he was hospitalized with a brain tumor. Surgery performed to remove it revealed that he had cancer. Given three weeks to live by doctors, he managed to survive nine months. During this time, he attended the closing ceremonies of Veterans Stadium, where he recreated the final out of the Phillies' World Series triumph.

At the time of his death, McGraw was ranked:

24th on the all-time major league list in games pitched (824) 22nd on the all-time major league list in games finished (541) 1st on the all-time Phillies list in games finished (313) 3rd on the all-time Phillies list in games pitched (463) 4th on the all-time Phillies list in saves (94) 8th on the all-time Phillies list in least hits per nine innings (7.89) 4th on the all-time Mets list in games saved (86) 4th on the all-time Mets list in games finished (228) 5th on the all-time Mets list in most games pitched (361) 7th on the all-time Mets list in least hits per nine innings (7.78) 10th on the all-time Mets list in most batters struck out per nine innings (7.02)

Chinese Horoscope for Tug McGraw
Includes characteristics and Vices
Tug McGraw's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: January 25, 1944 - February 12, 1945
Birthday: August 30, 1944

The Monkey is a Yin,
and is the Ninth sign of the Chinese horoscope.


Personality and Character Cards:
Numerology is used to calculate tarot cards

Tug McGraw's Personality Tarot Card Justice - Personality Card

Birthday: August 30, 1944

Balance, wisdom and a need for rational, logical solutions.

Tug McGraw's Character Tarot Card The High Priestess - Character Card

Birthday: August 30, 1944

Wisdom, secrets to be revealed, and the development of intuition.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Tug McGraw's Growth Tarot Card The Hanged Man

Birthday: August 30, 2017

A sacrifice must be made in order to gain something of great value.




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