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Tug McGraw was one of the better relief pitchers in Philadelphia Phillies’ history

Blogged under Blast from the Past, Bloglockers, Front Page, General by chinmusic on Tuesday 8 June 2010 at 12:49 pm

Lefty reliever Tug McGraw was one of the better relievers in Phillies’ team history. But in 1980 he was the king of the Baseball World. He finished 5th for the Cy Young Award working in 57 games (0 starts) in which he was 5-4 with 20 saves, a 1.46 ERA and a 0.92 WHIP. McGraw only allowed 62 hits in 92 1/3 innings pitched that year for the Phillies showing just how dominant he was in 1980. McGraw was also on the mound in Game #6 of the World Series that year in which he sealed a World Championship for the Phillies saving the game. McGraw pitched in 4 games in the 1980 World Series for the Phillies in which he was 1-1 with 2 saves, a 1.17 ERA and a 1.96 WHIP. McGraw pitched in 463 games (3 starts) in his 10 years with the Phillies and he was 49-37 with 94 saves, a 3.10 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP. McGraw is #3 in Phillies’ history in games pitched (463) and he is #4 in saves with 94. McGraw’s son is the famous country singer Tim McGraw. Tug McGraw died on January 5th, 2004 at the age of 59. He is gone but will never be forgotten in Philly.

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