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Tim McGraw Wears Dad Tug McGraw’s Phillies Jersey: Look + Listen

During game three of the World Series on Tuesday night (11.02,) superstar country musician Tim McGraw wore his late father’s Phillies jersey.

Tim’s late dad, Tug McGraw, was a left-handed relief pitcher and a major figure during the 1980 World Series, winning a ring with the Phillies after being a New York Met.

Though the musician was enthusiastic about showing off his father’s jersey, the singer had a complicated relationship with Tug, stating in a 2013 interview with Larry King:

“I didn’t know he was my dad.” “I was 11 years old, and I was rummaging around in mom’s closet and found a birth certificate. I was growing up in Louisiana, and my mom was divorced, and we were barely getting by.”

Tim singer subsequently met Tug for the first time that year, but would not be reunited with the professional athlete again for another seven years. Despite their physical distance, McGraw says he still felt close to his father and was elated to find out he was his son. “When I found out Tug McGraw was my dad, it gave me something in my little town in Louisiana, something that I would have never reached for,” he said in an interview with Esquire. “How could I ever be angry?”

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Author: Al Denté

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