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Tim McGraw’s father, the late New York Mets pitcher Tug McGraw, may be gone, but the singer remembered his legendary dad in a big way over the weekend.

On Saturday, McGraw threw out the first pitch prior to game four of the World Series as the Mets took on the Kansas City Royals. He commemorated the moment with a post on Instagram complete with his dad’s rallying cry, “Ya gotta believe.”

What an honor! @mets @mlb #WorldSeries #YaGottaBelieve

A photo posted by Tim McGraw (@thetimmcgraw) on Oct 31, 2015 at 7:51pm PDT


On top of that, McGraw also wore Tug’s 1969 World Series championship ring as he threw out the first pitch.

'69 @mets #WorldSeries. Thanx to my bro Mark.

A photo posted by Tim McGraw (@thetimmcgraw) on Oct 31, 2015 at 8:28pm PDT


Even though the Mets fell to the Royals in game five of the World Series Sunday night, McGraw’s team spirit lives on in honor of his dad, who passed away in 2004 at age 59. The country superstar has also fully restored his dad’s 1969 Mercedes-Benz convertible, and has been seen driving around Nashville in the roadster quite a bit lately.


McGraw caps off his big week with the release of his new album, Damn Country Music, on Friday. The lead single, “Top of the World,” is currently all over country radio.

Hunter Kelly is a senior correspondent for Rare Country. Follow him on Twitter @Hunterkelly.
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