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Tug McGraw was a professional baseball pitcher, notably with the Mets and Phillies, and father of country star Tim McGraw.
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He visited the Phillies' Veterans Stadium a few months later for an emotional ceremony in which he recreated his World Series-winning pitch, replete with victory celebration.
On January 5, 2004, McGraw succumbed to his brain tumor near Nashville. He left as his legacy the Tug McGraw Foundation, an organization that assists brain tumor patients and their families. His son Tim wrote the hit song "Live Like You Were Dying" in honor of his dad and his unending zeal for life.
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