» September 12, 1966: Ron Perranoski of the Dodgers fans the first six batters he faces and earns a 3–2 win over the Mets and Tug McGraw. With the help of 2B Ron Hunt, Mets rookie SS Bud Harrelson picks off Lou Johnson with the hidden ball trick in the 6th.
» October 18, 1973: The Mets win the 5th game 2–0 behind the 3-hit pitching of Jerry Koosman and Tug McGraw. Cleon Jones doubles in a run in the second and Don Hahn's triple scores the other run.
» December 3, 1974: The Mets trade ace reliever and Shea Stadium favorite Tug McGraw to the Phillies in a 6-player swap. Don Hahn and Dave Schneck go to the Phils while New York receives OF Del Unser, C John Stearns, and P Mac Scarce.
» April 17, 1976: With the wind blowing out at Wrigley, Mike Schmidt leads a Phils' assault with a single, four consecutive home runs, and eight RBIs to overcome a 12–1 deficit after three innings and beat the Cubs in 10 innings, 18–16. Chicago had tied in the 9th after the Phils took a 15–13 lead. Schmidt hits one homer off Mike Garman, two off Rick Reuschel, and the last, a 2-run homer, off Rick's brother, Paul in the 10th. He's the first National Leaguer in modern times to hit four homers in a row. Tug McGraw, who departs for a pinch hitter after Schmidt's last blow, is the winner, though two more pitchers are needed. The Phils use seven pitchers, including starter Steve Carlton.
» May 22, 1976: Reggie Smith slams three homers and drives in five runs to give the Cardinals a 7–6 win over the Phillies. Smith's 3rd round tripper is a solo shot with two out in the 9th inning off Tug McGraw to give Al Hrabosky the win.
» August 27, 1977:
Dan Driessen and Johnny Bench hit back-to-back homers in the 9th inning to give the Reds a 5–4 win over the Phils. Tug McGraw serves up both. Driessen's homer is a line drive that hits the CF wall at Riverfront and rebounds back over Jerry Martin's head all the way to the infield for an IPHR. Bench follows with one over the LF wall.
» August 15, 1978:
The Phils drop their 4th in a row, losing to the Dodgers, 5–2. The loss cuts the Phils' lead to two games as the Cubs beat the Reds and Tom Seaver in an afternoon contest. After Reggie Smith had driven in the game-winner the previous two nights, it is Steve Garvey's turn. His triple in the 8th off Tug McGraw, with the bases loaded breaks a 2–2 tie.
» August 11, 1979: The Pirates Ed Ott hits a grand slam off Phillie reliever Tug McGraw in the 8th inning as the Bucs win 14–11. It is the 4th grand slam that McGraw has yielded this year, setting a new NL mark and tying him for this questionable honor with Detroit's Ray Narleski (1959).
» August 27, 1980: Phillies Steve Carlton (20-7) becomes the first National League pitcher to win 20 games this season, combining with Tug McGraw to beat the Dodgers, 4–3. Carlton will win an NL-high 24 games, while pitching 304 innings, the last ML pitcher to throw more than 300 innings in a season.
» October 7, 1980: Phillies stars shine in the NLCS opener. Steve Carlton and Tug McGraw hold the Astros to one run, and Greg Luzinski cracks a 2-run homer. Final score is 3–1.
» October 10, 1981: A pinch homer by George Vukovich in the bottom of the 10th inning gives Tug McGraw and the Phillies a 6–5 win over Montreal and ties up the series 2-2.