Found April 16, 2014 on BlackSportsOnline:

So Tracy McGrady’s baseball career is still a thing, as the former NBA All-Star pitched one inning in his debut with the Sugar Land Skeeters in an exhibition game Wednesday against Alvin Community College. In T-Mac’s lone inning of work he threw 15 pitches (9 strikes, 6 balls), giving up one run on three hits. @blksportsonline Tmac got his first start tonight. Gave up 1 run on 3h vs local JUCO in 1IP-22 pitches. Team won 10-1 — HeyRadioGuy.. (@theGOAPT) April 17, 2014 Not great, but not bad for a guy who hasn’t played competitive baseball since his senior year of high school. We’ll find out if Sugar Land’s invite to McGrady was a legitimate shot at a roster sport or just a publicity stunt, as the Skeeters need to pare down the roster to 27 by next Thursday’s season opener.


Former NBA star Tracy McGrady makes baseball debut

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Tracy McGrady Allows One Run In Professional Pitching Debut (Photo)

Tracy McGrady, coming to a baseball diamond near you. The former NBA star has made very public his desire to play professional baseball after hanging up his sneakers for good last August. He came closer to realizing that goal on Wednesday night, making his first in-game appearance as the starting pitcher for the independent Sugar Land Skeeters in an exhibition game against Alvin...

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When former NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady confirmed his intentions to give baseball a go, more than a few people probably shrugged it off. But, this is a real thing that is happening. The Sugar Land Skeeters, who finished first in the Freedom Division of the Atlantic League last season, get their 2014 season underway next […]

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On Wednesday night, Alvin Community College got the first glimpse of Tracy McGrady, the baseball player. In his lone inning, McGrady gave up three hits on one run, according to The Sporting News. Of his 15 pitches, nine were for strikes. Whether or not you like the idea of McGrady getting this opportunity to participate, he's followed through on everything up to this point....

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