Tim Mcgraw Honours His Late Father Tug by Wearing His Philadelphia Phillies Jersey to a World Series Game
Tim McGraw wore his father’s Phillies jersey to the World Series game on November 1 to show his support for the team.
The McGraw family is brimming with talent. Tim McGraw is a Grammy-winning country music artist, but his father was a World Series champion pitcher. Tim wore his father’s Phillies jersey to Game 3 of the World Series on November 1. Tug McGraw, his late father, won a World Series with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1980.
During the game, the 55-year-old stood up and turned around to show off his jersey while sitting with his wife Faith Hill, and their three daughters. Tim was seen raising his right hand in support of the Phillies while wearing #45, his father’s jersey number, on the jumbotron. Tim’s support was met with thunderous applause from the audience.
The Phillies and Astros are currently tied 2-2 in the World Series. On November 3, they will play Game 5. Tug was a World Series champion twice. He won his first World Series with the New York Mets in 1969, and then again with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1980.
Country music star Tim McGraw is wearing his father’s Phillies jersey at tonight’s game 🙌
His dad, Tug McGraw, won a World Series with the Phillies in 1980. pic.twitter.com/8d49mgABoQ
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) November 2, 2022
Tug notably struck out Willie Wilson to help the Phillies win their first World Series. At the age of 40, the pitcher announced his retirement. Tug died in 2004 as a result of brain cancer.
Tim and his father had a troubled relationship. Tim revealed to Larry King in 2013 that he didn’t know who his father was until he was 11 years old. “I had no idea he was my father,” Tim admitted. “I was 11 years old when I was rummaging through my mother’s closet and discovered a birth certificate.” My mother was divorced when I was growing up in Louisiana, and we were barely scraping by.”
But the “Humble and Kind” singer had no ill will toward his father. “People wonder how I could have a relationship with my father.” “You grew up in nothing,” the singer explained to Esquire. “He used to be a millionaire baseball player.”
He was aware that you were present, but he did nothing.’ But when I discovered Tug McGraw was my father, it gave me something in my small town in Louisiana that I would never have reached for. “How could I possibly be angry?”