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SHAMSKY: ON MCGRAW BEING A CHARACTER
Art Shamsky shares a humorous story about Mets teammate Tug McGraw during a spring training game.
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SWOBODA: REGARDING THE ’69 PITCHERS
Ron Swoboda discusses his teammates and the 1969 Mets bullpen.
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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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THE COMMISH DUELING WITH QUICK DRAW MCGRAW
MLB Commissioner Bowie Kuhn donned a Mets cap as he set up a practice drill for Tug McGraw. In addition to hurling pitches, McGraw was also responsible for fielding on the mound. In nine seasons in Ne ...
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TUG MCGRAW METS HALL OF FAME PLAQUE
“Ya Gotta Believe!” Tug McGraw used this rallying cry as the Mets made an impossible postseason run in 1973 by barely taking the NL East division title, pulling an upset NLCS victory and appearing in ...
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WRIGHT ROAD JERSEY WITH SPECIAL 2004 PATCHES
The 2004 season included several commemorative campaigns by the Mets, as shown by the patches and stitching on this David Wright road jersey. A blue and orange patch celebrated Shea Stadium’s 40th ann ...
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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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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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READ ALL ABOUT IT: 1965 METS
The media guide for 1965 lists a rookie pitcher named Frank McGraw, whose impressive season in the New York-Penn league had earned him a spot on the big league roster. Later known by his nickname “Tug ...
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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. ...