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Mon, 05 Jan 2004 19:49:03 -0800
The AP's Rob Maaddi reports former New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Tug McGraw died from brain cancer on Monday, Jan. 5, at the age of 59. McGraw passed away at the home of his son, country music singer Tim McGraw, near Nashville. McGraw had been fighting the disease ever since undergoing surgery for a malignant tumor in March. "We lost a part of Mets history tonight," said Mets owner Fred Wilpon. "We'll all miss him dearly." McGraw made the phrase "You Gotta Believe" popular in 1973 as the Mets went on to win the World Series. Funeral arrangements were not yet available. KFFL offers its condolences to McGraw's friends and family.
Fri, 11 Jul 2003 22:57:07 -0700
The New York Times reports former New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Tug McGraw, who had a cancerous tumor removed from his brain this spring, is scheduled to throw out the ceremonial first pitch Saturday at Shea Stadium.
Thu, 03 Jul 2003 18:52:07 -0700
The AP's Rob Maaddi reports retired RP Tug McGraw, who previously pitched for the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets, received a thunderous standing ovation at Veterans Stadium on Thursday, 3 July, while participating in a between-innings ritual marking the last days of Veterans Stadium. After the top of the sixth concluded, he came on the field to update a sign in right field indicating how many games are left at the stadium. His appearance prompted an ovation from both the fans and players. McGraw is still recovering from surgery to remove a malignant brain tumor. The Phillies are moving into a new stadium next season.
Thu, 29 May 2003 20:37:22 -0700
The AP’s Rob Maaddi reports former Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets relief pitcher Tug McGraw visited with both teams before Thursday’s game, marking his first public appearance since he had surgery in March for brain cancer.
Fri, 21 Mar 2003 22:16:27 -0800
Updating a previous story, The Tampa Tribune reports former Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets reliever Tug McGraw has been released from Moffitt Cancer Center, just three days after undergoing six hours of surgery to remove a brain tumor. The hospital released no further information, citing a privacy request from McGraw's family.
Tue, 18 Mar 2003 16:14:53 -0800
Updating previous reports, the AP reports former Philadelphia Phillies P Tug McGraw (brain tumor) had a brain tumor removed during a six-hour surgical procedure on Tuesday. However, doctor’s won’t likely know if it was cancerous until Friday. Dr Steven Brem, who performed the surgery, was optimistic afterwards. “His chances are excellent for recovery,” said Brem. “Even if it is (malignant), his chances for recovery are excellent.”
Sun, 16 Mar 2003 21:01:24 -0800
Updating previous stories, the AP’s Rob Maaddi reports former pitcher Tug McGraw of the Philadelphia Phillies is undergoing a neurological evaluation in Tampa, Florida, at the Moffitt Cancer Center. He’s also scheduled to have surgery performed early in the week. Dr. Steven Brem, a physician at the center, released a statement through the Phillies that stated there is “inconclusive” evidence of a malignant brain tumor.
Sun, 16 Mar 2003 01:20:22 -0800
Updating a previous story, Bob Brookover of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports former Philadelphia Phillies reliever Tug McGraw was moved Friday night from Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater to the Moffitt Clinic at Tampa General Hospital, and his condition continued to be evaluated by doctors yesterday. McGraw, according to several sources close to the colorful reliever, has brain cancer and could be facing surgery to remove two malignant tumors. The Moffitt Clinic is the only national cancer institute in Florida.
Sat, 15 Mar 2003 20:10:38 -0800
Updating a previous story, the AP reports former player Tug McGraw (cancer) was moved to a cancer center in Tampa, Florida, after being diagnosed with a brain tumor, according to a source close to the former pitcher. Two other sources stated the tumor is malignant.
Fri, 14 Mar 2003 20:56:05 -0800
The AP reports former P Tug McGraw (brain cancer) has been hospitalized after two cancerous brain tumors were discovered. According to an unnamed source, doctors are currently trying to determine if an operation is possible. The team stated McGraw’s family would provide more details.