12 May 2014

the mets' tug mcgraw memorial patch

i remember tug mcgraw as a phillie - i wasn't around in 1969 when he was part of the miracle mets, and i was too young to remember him leading them back to the postseason in 1973.  that was the year that he coined the phrase 'ya gotta believe', a phrase that the mets used to honor mcgraw after he passed away in january of 2004 from brain cancer.

you can see the 'ya gotta believe' patch on the right sleeve of tom glavine on this 2005 bowman gold parallel card
it's there under that huge shea stadium 40th anniversary patch.

i'll show the phillies' memorial to the reliever later today.

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