March 14, 2003

Tug McGraw reportedly has brain tumor: SI online is reporting as of 1:49am today that Tug, who is working for the Philadelphia Phillies as a spring training pitching instructor, was hospitalized late last night. Latest updates on WFAN 660 AM in New York City are that McGraw, 58, has a brain tumor. This as of 11:50 EST. Wire stories have not been updated at this time with details on the tumor.

posted by djspicerack to baseball at 10:52 AM - 1 comment

Tug Mcgraw was once asked if he preferred grass or astroturf, and he said, "I don't know, I've never smoked turf". Tug McGraw called his fastball the "Bo Derek" fastball because it had a little tail on it. Tug McGraw was once asked how he can pitch in such pressure situations. He said, "I go by the frozen ice-ball theory". What was that? "In ten million years the sun is going to go out and the earth will be a big frozen ice ball hurtling through space, and nobody will give a damn what Tug Mcgraw did with a baseball in the 20th century". Speedy recovery to one of the game's more colorful characters.

posted by vito90 at 11:09 AM on March 14

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