Tug McGraw Stats

Tug McGraw was born on Wednesday, August 30, 1944, in Martinez, California. McGraw was 20 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 18, 1965, with the New York Mets. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Tug McGraw baseball stats page.

"The reason I love baseball so much is because when I come into a game in the bottom of the ninth, bases loaded, no one out, and a one-run lead; it takes people off my mind." - Tug McGraw in The Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and the American Culture, 2001 (William M. Simons, Alvin L. Hall, Mcfarland Publishing, 04/2002, Page 240) [ Tug McGraw Quotes ]
Tug McGraw

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Tug "Ya Gotta Believe" McGraw Autograph on a 1984 Topps Baseball Card (#728)

Birth Name:
Frank Edwin McGraw, Jr.
Nickname:
Tug or Tugger
Born On:
08-30-1944  (Virgo)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Martinez, California
Year of Death Data Died On:
01-05-2004 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Brentwood, Tennessee
Cemetery:
Cremated (Ashes Scattered at Veteran's Stadium)
High School:
St. Vincent's High School (Vallejo, CA)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Left
Player Height Chart Height:
6-00
Player Weight Chart Weight:
185
First Game:
04-18-1965 (Age 20)
Last Game:
09-25-1984
Draft:
Not Applicable
Tug McGraw

Tug McGraw Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
1965 21 Mets 37 9 17 2 7 .222 3.32 2 0 1 97.2 416 88 36 47 8 48 2 57 7 3 0 -
1966 22 Mets 15 12 0 2 9 .182 5.34 1 0 0 62.1 276 72 37 38 11 25 2 34 4 0 0 -
1967 23 Mets 4 4 0 0 3 .000 7.79 0 0 0 17.1 78 13 15 16 3 13 2 18 4 0 0 -
1969 25 Mets 42 4 26 9 3 .750 2.24 1 0 12 100.1 424 89 25 31 6 47 7 92 8 0 0 -
1970 26 Mets 57 0 32 4 6 .400 3.28 0 0 10 90.2 398 77 33 40 6 49 17 81 2 1 2 -
1971 27 Mets 51 1 34 11 4 .733 1.70 0 0 8 111.0 441 73 21 22 4 41 11 109 6 3 0 -
1972 28 Mets 54 0 47 8 6 .571 1.70 0 0 27 106.0 419 71 20 26 3 40 11 92 2 3 0 -
1973 29 Mets 60 2 46 5 6 .455 3.87 0 0 25 118.2 503 106 51 53 11 55 9 81 7 3 0 -
1974 30 Mets 41 4 26 6 11 .353 4.16 1 1 3 88.2 390 96 41 43 12 32 6 54 4 0 0 -
1975 31 Phillies 56 0 37 9 6 .600 2.98 0 0 14 102.2 419 84 34 38 6 36 6 55 5 3 1 -
1976 32 Phillies 58 0 39 7 6 .538 2.50 0 0 11 97.1 408 81 27 34 4 42 10 76 4 0 0 -
1977 33 Phillies 45 0 31 7 3 .700 2.62 0 0 9 79.0 311 62 23 25 6 24 5 58 1 1 0 -
1978 34 Phillies 55 1 39 8 7 .533 3.21 0 0 9 89.2 363 82 32 39 6 23 7 63 1 0 0 -
1979 35 Phillies 65 1 43 4 3 .571 5.16 0 0 16 83.2 357 83 48 56 9 29 7 57 2 2 0 -
1980 36 Phillies 57 0 48 5 4 .556 1.46 0 0 20 92.1 355 62 15 16 3 23 9 75 1 2 0 -
1981 37 Phillies 34 0 31 2 4 .333 2.66 0 0 10 44.0 178 35 13 13 2 14 3 26 2 0 0 -
1982 38 Phillies 34 0 25 3 3 .500 4.31 0 0 5 39.2 181 50 19 19 3 12 6 25 2 1 0 -
1983 39 Phillies 34 1 9 2 1 .667 3.56 0 0 0 55.2 236 58 22 24 4 19 4 30 0 0 0 -
1984 40 Phillies 25 0 11 2 0 1.000 3.79 0 0 0 38.0 160 36 16 17 1 10 4 26 1 0 1 -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
19 Years 824 39 541 96 92 .511 3.14 5 1 180 1,514.2 6,313 1,318 528 597 108 582 128 1,109 63 22 4 -
Tug McGraw

Tug McGraw Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1965 21 Mets 38 23 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 1 .130 .130 .130
1966 22 Mets 15 17 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 .235 .278 .235
1967 23 Mets 4 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .250 .250 .500
1969 25 Mets 43 24 1 4 1 0 0 0 3 1 0 6 0 0 0 0 .167 .200 .208
1970 26 Mets 57 13 1 4 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 .308 .286 .385
1971 27 Mets 51 18 3 4 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 5 2 0 0 0 .222 .222 .500
1972 28 Mets 54 20 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4 2 0 0 0 .100 .182 .100
1973 29 Mets 60 24 0 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 9 3 0 1 0 .167 .259 .167
1974 30 Mets 41 14 2 1 1 0 0 0 3 2 0 5 1 0 0 0 .071 .188 .143
1975 31 Phillies 56 13 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 .154 .154 .154
1976 32 Phillies 58 7 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .143 .143 .286
1977 33 Phillies 45 10 1 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 .400 .500 .400
1978 34 Phillies 55 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1979 35 Phillies 65 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167
1980 36 Phillies 57 8 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250
1981 37 Phillies 34 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1982 38 Phillies 34 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1983 39 Phillies 34 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333
1984 40 Phillies 25 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
19 Years 826 214 14 39 7 0 1 0 18 10 0 57 21 1 1 2 .182 .221 .229
Tug McGraw

Tug McGraw Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1965 Mets P 37 9 293 22 0.6 19 5 14 3 2 n/a n/a n/a .864 1.75
1966 Mets P 15 12 187 12 0.8 12 3 9 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.73
1967 Mets P 4 4 52 5 1.3 5 1 4 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.60
1969 Mets P 42 4 301 29 0.7 25 6 19 4 2 n/a n/a n/a .862 2.24
1970 Mets P 57 0 272 29 0.5 26 9 17 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .897 2.58
1971 Mets P 51 1 333 15 0.3 14 2 12 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .933 1.14
1972 Mets P 54 0 318 19 0.4 19 6 13 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.61
1973 Mets P 60 2 356 28 0.5 27 8 19 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .964 2.05
1974 Mets P 41 4 266 18 0.4 15 2 13 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .833 1.52
1975 Phillies P 56 0 308 20 0.4 19 4 15 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .950 1.67
1976 Phillies P 58 0 292 20 0.3 16 4 12 4 0 n/a n/a n/a .800 1.48
1977 Phillies P 45 0 237 15 0.3 15 2 13 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.71
1978 Phillies P 55 1 269 18 0.3 17 4 13 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .944 1.71
1979 Phillies P 65 1 251 10 0.2 10 6 4 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.08
1980 Phillies P 57 0 277 18 0.3 18 3 15 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.75
1981 Phillies P 34 0 132 7 0.2 7 3 4 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.43
1982 Phillies P 34 0 119 11 0.3 11 4 7 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.50
1983 Phillies P 34 1 167 12 0.4 11 1 10 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .917 1.78
1984 Phillies P 25 0 114 9 0.4 8 2 6 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .889 1.89
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
P Totals 824 39 4,544 317 0.4 294 75 219 23 16 n/a n/a n/a .927 1.75
19 Years 824 39 4,544 317 0.4 294 75 219 23 16 n/a n/a n/a .927 1.75
Tug McGraw

Tug McGraw Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1965 Mets 0 0 .000 0 1 n/a 0.0 2.3 0.0 1.19 5.25 4.42
1966 Mets 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 17.0 0.0 1.36 4.91 3.61
1967 Mets 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.0 0.0 1.38 9.35 6.75
1969 Mets 0 0 .000 0 1 n/a 0.0 4.0 8.0 1.96 8.25 4.22
1970 Mets 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 6.5 2.6 1.65 8.04 4.86
1971 Mets 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 18.0 3.6 9.0 2.66 8.84 3.32
1972 Mets 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 5.0 0.0 2.30 7.81 3.40
1973 Mets 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.7 12.0 1.47 6.14 4.17
1974 Mets 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.8 4.7 1.69 5.48 3.25
1975 Phillies 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.3 0.0 1.53 4.82 3.16
1976 Phillies 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.5 0.0 1.81 7.03 3.88
1977 Phillies 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.3 10.0 2.42 6.61 2.73
1978 Phillies 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.0 0.0 2.74 6.32 2.31
1979 Phillies 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.0 0.0 1.97 6.13 3.12
1980 Phillies 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.0 8.0 3.26 7.31 2.24
1981 Phillies 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.86 5.32 2.86
1982 Phillies 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 2.0 2.08 5.67 2.72
1983 Phillies 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.58 4.85 3.07
1984 Phillies 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.60 6.16 2.37
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
19 Years 0 0 .000 0 2 n/a 214.0 3.8 11.9 1.91 6.59 3.46
Tug McGraw

Tug McGraw Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1965 New York Mets 45 Undetermined - -
1966 New York Mets 45 Undetermined - -
1967 New York Mets 45 Undetermined - -
1969 New York Mets 45 Undetermined - Stats
1970 New York Mets 45 Undetermined - -
1971 New York Mets 45 Undetermined - -
1972 New York Mets 45 $50,000.00 Stats -
1973 New York Mets 45 Undetermined - Stats
1974 New York Mets 45 $90,000.00 - -
1975 Philadelphia Phillies 45 $75,000.00 Stats -
1976 Philadelphia Phillies 45 $100,000.00 - -
1977 Philadelphia Phillies 45 $100,000.00 - -
1978 Philadelphia Phillies 45 Undetermined - -
1979 Philadelphia Phillies 45 Undetermined - -
1980 Philadelphia Phillies 45 Undetermined - Stats
1981 Philadelphia Phillies 45 $375,000.00 - -
1982 Philadelphia Phillies 45 $375,000.00 - -
1983 Philadelphia Phillies 45 $375,000.00 - -
1984 Philadelphia Phillies 45 $375,000.00 - -


Did you know that Tug McGraw was the father of country music singer Tim McGraw? Did you know Tug recorded the final out , via a strikeout of the Kansas City Royals left fielder Willie Wilson , in the 1980 World Series , bringing the Philadelphia Phillies their first world championship? Did you know McGraw was the last active major league player to have played under manager Casey Stengel ?

Phillies Centennial Team
Phillies Centennial Team | Philadelphia Phillies | Citizens Bank Park
Richie Ashburn (OF), Bob Boone (C), Larry Bowa (SS), Steve Carlton (LHP), Del Ennis (OF), Dallas Green (MGR), Jim Konstanty (RHP), Garry Maddox (OF), Tug McGraw (LHP), Robin Roberts (RHP), Pete Rose (1B), Mike Schmidt (3B) and Manny Trillo (2B).

The Montreal Expos began as a franchise in 1969 and lost their first ever franchise game on April 9, 1969 , to relief pitcher Tug McGraw. How did the former starting pitcher, up through this season, become a reliever? McGraw explained, "The only other pitcher with a screwball was Jim Brewer of the Dodgers, so the hitters weren’t used to seeing it. By June, I was still pitching well and Gil ( Hodges , his manager in the minors) called me into his office again. He said, 'Tug, I have three pieces of advice for you. One, I think you should think about staying in the bullpen permanently. You could be a great reliever and at best an average starter. Two, this team needs a late-inning stopper, and I want you to be my stopper. Three, I think you’ll make a lot more money as a reliever than as a starter. Now it’s up to you.' I said, ' Gil , if you think that's the way for me to go, I'm there already.' The rest is history."

Last-Modified: October 16, 2019 2:11 PM EST

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