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19. Tug McGraw

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On Aug. 30, 1973, the Mets were in last place, 6.5 games behind the Cards. They won 22 of their last 30 to take the NL East as McGraw went 3-0 with an 0.57 ERA and 10 saves in September. He coined the ultimate Mets rallying cry: "Ya Gotta Believe!"