During the 1980 Phillies postseason run, Tug McGraw appeared in all five games of the NLCS and four of six games in the World Series.
In Game 6 of the 1980 World Series, the Phillies needed just one out to claim their first World Championship in team history. They had a 4-1 lead, but Kansas City had the bases loaded. Leadoff hitter Willie Wilson stepped up to the plate.
Policeman on horseback had already started to gather around the left field and right field foul lines.
An exhausted McGraw looked at all of the horses and thought to himself "If I don't get out of this inning, that's what I'm going to be in this city. Nothing but a pile of horse sh@t."
McGraw started Wilson off with a screwball for strike one.
Police officers with K-9's came on to patrol the dugouts.
Wilson fouled off a slider for strike two. After a high fastball, the count stood at 1-2.
Glancing over towards the dugout, McGraw saw all of the K-9's and thought, "K-9, this is the ninth inning and I need a K."
McGraw wound up and threw his "Peggy Lee" fastball (Is that all there is? Meaning a slow fastball).
He stated it was the slowest fastball in Phillies history because it took 97 years to reach home plate.