Tim McGraw’s father is the late Philadelphia Phillies legend Tug McGraw. And last night, Tim attended Game 3 of the World Series, and wore his father’s jersey (No. 45) to the game. That’s the jersey that Tug wore for the Phillies from 1975-84. Tim was spotted on the big screen at Citizens Bank Park wearing the famous jersey. It was a good night for Philadelphia: the Phillies won 7-0
Country music star Tim McGraw is wearing his father’s Phillies jersey at tonight’s game 🙌— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) November 2, 2022
His dad, Tug McGraw, won a World Series with the Phillies in 1980. pic.twitter.com/8d49mgABoQ
Tim shared a video clip of his father striking out Willie Wilson of the Kansas City Royals; it was the game winning pitch in the final game of the 1980 World Series. He wrote, “Let’s go Phillies!”
The Tug McGraw account on Instagram reacted to the post by writing, “GOAT.” Fans also responded to the post, including one person who wrote, “You’re very fortunate to have videos and all the pictures of your father. I’m sure you will cherish those memories forever.” One more fan commented, “Awesome video….tugger in action #45“
The whole McGraw family was at the game, including Faith Hill and their adult daughters. Audrey posted a clip on her Insta stories of the family headed to the game and taking a glass elevator which McGraw and the oldest daughter Gracie were not too keen on. Then, she wrote over the clip that showed McGraw and Gracie in the elevator corners looking away from the glass and the streets below, “Dad and @Graciemcgra really love this elevator.”
She showed another photo of the streets of Philly and then a photo of the field before the game, where she wrote, “Let’s go Phillies!!!”
She then posted the video clip of her dad standing to wave to the crowd pumping his fist and pounding his chest in his dad’s jersey while “I Like It, I Love It” played in the stadium.
Tug McGraw died of a brain tumor in January 2004. That same year, Tim released a song called “Live Like You Were Dying” in his father’s honor.