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1973 NLCS: IN THE METS TRENCHES
Wayne Garrett, Don Hahn, Tug McGraw and other Mets talked strategy in the dugout during the 1973 NLCS. McGraw (no. 45) would pick up the save in Game 5, a 7-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds that end ...
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A 1974 JERSEY TAGGED BY TUG
After 9 seasons on the bump for New York, Tug McGraw played his final season as a Met in 1974. Coming off his "Ya Gotta Believe" season, McGraw went 6-11 with 3 saves and 26 games finished.
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ALL-STAR GALLERY, 1973
By 1973, the Mets had sent close to a dozen individual players to the All-Star Game. Tom Seaver and Willie Mays were the Mets representatives that year, and their roster was full of former All-Stars. ...
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BERRA CONSULTS METS PLAYERS IN ’73 NLCS
Sophomore Mets manager Yogi Berra talked it out during a trip to the mound in the 1973 NLCS. As a player, Berra was no stranger to success in the postseason. He tapped into that experience when he ski ...
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CATCH-PHRASE IN A GLOVE
As soon as Tug McGraw became a Met in 1965, he performed both on the mound and in dugout stump speeches. McGraw was central in rallying the Mets in 1973 with his “Ya Gotta Believe!” catch phrase, as N ...
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EVEN YOUNG FANS “GOTTA BELIEVE”
Young fans at a 2016 game used a Mets slogan passed down for generations: “Ya Gotta Believe!” The Tug McGraw rallying cry from the 1973 World Series captured the fighting spirit of the underdog Mets f ...
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IT ADDS UP FOR MCGRAW IN 1969
Tug McGraw was a reliable reliever in 1969, posting a 9-3 record and 12 saves. A stat binder tracked his progression from every outing that season, including a 10-game stretch from July to August when ...
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LATE-GAME MAGIC AGAINST A RIVAL
Facing a tough Phillies team in May 1976, the Mets pulled one out in the 9th as Wayne Garrett and Roy Stager had extra-base RBI hits off the Phillies closer (and former Met) Tug McGraw. The Mets went ...
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MCGRAW PREPARES TO CLOSE IN ’73 NLCS
Reliever Tug McGraw went to work in the final two games of the 1973 NLCS against the Cincinnati Reds. In Game 4, he entered in the 7th inning and remained until the 11th, keeping the Mets alive in the ...
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METS STARS IN ACTION, 1972
The Mets roster was loaded with talent in 1972 and that season's yearbook celebrated the big playmakers. Bud Harrelson and Cleon Jones led the team in runs and RBIs, respectively, while Tom Seaver was ...