Tim McGraw Throws Out First Pitch at The World Series
Tim McGraw took the mound on Saturday night - not in a Halloween costume, but in a Mets jersey to throw out the first pitch.
Tim's father, Tug McGraw, played for the Mets from 1965 to 1974 and won a World Series with the team in 1969.
He played for the Phillies from 1975 to 1984. According to Wikipedia, after winning the World Series with the Phils in 1980, McGraw claimed this at JFK Stadium,
"All through baseball history, Philadelphia has had to take a back seat to New York City. Well, New York City can take this world championship and stick it! 'CAUSE WE'RE NUMBER ONE!"
In later years, McGraw expressed remorse toward his comments toward New York. He returned to Shea Stadium on numerous occasions following his retirement, citing his love for the Mets fans.
I guess Mets fans forgave him, eventually! It was a special night for Tim McGraw, I'm sure! Too bad (not really....) the Mets fell to the Kansas City Royals Sunday night in 12 innings.