Tracy McGrady makes Independent League baseball team

Tracy McGrady spent 16 seasons in the NBA, appearing in seven All-Star games. Now the former basketball player is picking up a different ball. McGrady has made the Sugarland Skeeters as a pitcher according to a press release from the team. For five years McGrady played for the Houston Rockets so one could easily summarize that Sugerland is hoping to sell some tickets to fans hoping...
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Ex-NBA Star Tracy McGrady Makes Sugar Land Skeeters’ Opening Day Roster

Tracy McGrady’s dreams of becoming a professional baseball player are coming true. The ex-NBA star signed Wednesday to pitch for the Sugar Land Skeeters in the independent Atlantic League. “It’s an honor to be a part of this club,” McGrady said in a statement released by the team, as reported by Fox Sports. “To be a part of the team means everything to me, and it’s a...
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McGrady Makes Skeeters Roster As Pitcher

((HT: MyFoxHouston))Tracy McGrady has made the next step in his second career... making the Opening Day roster of the Atlantic League's Sugar Land Skeeters roster...He had one official appearance in the exhibition season against Alvin (TX) Community College going 1 inning and giving up a run on three hits..."It's an honor to be a part of this club," McGrady said...
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Tracy McGrady Signs With Sugarland Skeeters

Back in February news surfaced regarding Tracy McGrady making a bid to become a minor league baseball player and today the Sugarland Skeeters officially announced they have signed the former NBA all-star to their roster. “It’s an honor to be a part of this club for the 2014 season,” said McGrady. “To be a part of the team means everything to me and it’s a dream come true...
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Tracy McGrady To Sign With Sugar Land Skeeters

  Congrats to T-Mac for signing on with the Sugar Land Skeeters. The 34-year-old former NBA star was signed by the Atlantic League team on Wednesday, and is guaranteed a spot on the Opening Day roster.  McGrady has chosen to pursue a career in baseball after 17-years in the NBA, having retired in August. McGrady is aiming for a spot as pitcher and made his debut five days ago for...
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Tracy McGrady Took the SKEETERS To PF Changs

How can you not love a teammate who takes an entire team to DA CHANG!!! Tracy McGrady is winning over his new baseball teammates one spring roll at a time … ’cause TMZ Sports has learned he paid for the entire post-game meal after his pitching debut … at P.F. Changs! Even before he took the mound for the Sugar Land Skeeters for the first time last week, the former NBA superstar...
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Tracy McGrady takes the bump against Alvin Community College

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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Tracy McGrady begins his minor league pitching career, seriously!

Earlier this year, Tracy McGrady announced that he was going to attempt to pursue a career in baseball. The seven-time NBA All-Star was invited to spring training with the Sugar Land Skeeters (yes, that’s their real name, it’s the same franchise that threw Roger Clemens out there a couple years ago as a publicity stunt) of the Atlantic League. This is an excerpt from the...
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Daily Diehard: Mike Tyson’s Weak First-Pitch, T-Mac The Pitcher, Emily Ratajkowski

National Anthem before yesterday’s Rangers-Flyers game was not sung to perfection: Mike Tyson threw out the first pitch before the Pirates-Brewers game: Your browser does not support iframes. The son of TNT’s Craig Sager Tweets that he’s battling with Leukemia: My Dad’s 3-4-week acute leukemia treatment starts tmrw.Be thinking of him & let’s get him back on the sidelines...
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Tracy McGrady is back, playing baseball

Tracy McGrady had a very nice NBA career, even though injury issues prevented him from probably playing to his full potential. McGrady was always one of the most exciting, and entertaining players to watch, and also had one of the nicest, non-Nike signature shoes.While we can't see T-Mac out on the court anymore, we can apparently still see him out on the diamond.According to...
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Former NBA star Tracy McGrady makes baseball debut

This time last year, Tracy McGrady was preparing for the NBA Playoffs with the San Antonio Spurs. On Wednesday, the seven-time NBA All-Star made his baseball debut with the Sugar Land Skeeters in a scrimmage against Alvin Community College . McGrady got the start and threw 15 pitches in one inning, allowing one run on three hits in the Skeeters' 10-1 win. After retiring from...
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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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Tracy McGrady makes pro pitching debut for Skeeters

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...
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Tracy McGrady starts, pitches one inning for Sugar Land Skeeters in exhibition game

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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Tracy McGrady to try hand at baseball

After a successful NBA career which included seven All-Star appearances, two scoring titles, and seven All-NBA selections, one might think that Tracy McGrady wouldn't have much left to prove. But the former Orlando Magic superstar has decided to pursue his dream of playing pro baseball. The Sugar Land Skeeters of the American League of Professional Baseball announced Monday...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Tracy McGrady gets baseball spring training tryout

We all scoffed when Jeff Van Gundy made the offhanded comments about Tracy McGrady's reported desire to play professional baseball, but the 16-year NBA veteran is one step closer to making his baseball dream a reality. Monday, the independent Sugar Land Skeeters invited the wannabe pitcher to join them when they begin Spring Training April 14. “This is not a gimmick,...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Sugar Land Skeeters Invite Tracy McGrady to Spring Training…no Really

  So apparently Tracy McGrady is still pursuing a “career in baseball” after somehow receiving an invitation to Spring Training with the Sugar Land Skeeters of the Independent League according to Bleacher Report. Only this time, he’s going to be toeing a rubber on the baseball diamond. Yes, McGrady was officially invited to spring training with the Sugar Land Skeeters, according...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Sugar Land Skeeters invite Tracy McGrady to spring training

Retired NBA Star Tracy McGrady was invited to spring ball by the Sugar Land Skeeters. McGrady, a seven-time NBA All-Star, was invited with an opportunity to make the Skeeters’ roster. McGrady, 34, will work out as a pitcher as he tries to fulfill his dream of playing professional baseball.  The six-foot-eight right-hander played baseball until his senior year of high school when...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Writer Says Tracy McGrady Wasted Elite Talent Due To Poor Ethic

  Tracy McGrady will always be that one player who should have had a great career that you tell your grandkids about but… something was always missing. According to The New Yorker writer, Malcolm Gladwell, it was his work ethic. Gladwell spoke at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytic Conference and gave his opinion on why Tracy McGrady never became great. In other words T-Mac great physical...
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March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Tracy McGrady takes his talents to the diamond

As you have all heard by now, retired NBA basketball alumni Tracy McGrady is attempting to take his talents to the baseball diamond, as a pitcher for the Sugarland Skeeters of the Independent Atlantic League. McGrady is hopeful he can trade free throws for fastballs and has been perfecting his craft under the tutelage of future Hall of Fame pitcher, Roger Clemens. If you recall,...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Tracy McGrady Was Not A Fan Of The NBA Dunk Contest (Photo)

Tracy McGrady when healthy could dunk with the best of them. McGrady, 34, was a 2000 participant and if not for Vince Carter probably would have won.  McGrady, like many who watched was baffled by the new concept. He shared a “LOL they called that a ‘Dunk Contest’?” meme on his Twitter page Saturday night in disgust of the crazy format.
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February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Tracy McGrady Reaction to the 2014 NBA Slam Dunk Contest — Tracy McGrady (@Real_T_Mac) February 16, 2014 I’m not sure anyone really disagrees with Tracy McGrady’s point of view, from the booing during the contest to trending hashtags like #ThingsBetterThanTheDunkContest on Twitter this year’s new format left plenty to be desired. McGrady shared the above tweet/meme and it has since been retweeted over...
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February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Tracy McGrady: Baseball Pitcher (video)

Well, if you ever wondered what 6-foot, 8 inch former NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady would look like throwing baseballs, here's your video.McGrady, at age 38 is trying to re-invent himself as a baseball player. A pitcher to be exact. And he has signed a contract to pitch for the Texas Independent League Sugarland Skeeters.McGrady had a workout Friday afternoon for the team, and yes...
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February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: Tracy McGrady’s Pitching Workout with Sugar Land Skeeters

Former NBA All-Star Forward Tracy McGrady never led a team he was on to a playoff series win during the course of his career. He was a volume scorer and was good for at least 20 points per game when healthy, but seemed to disappear during clutch moments in the postseason. So the 34-year-old has […] 
Via The Sports Daily
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Tracy McGrady’s pitching mechanics could use some work (Video)

Tracy McGrady had a workout Wednesday at Constellation Field — the home of the Sugar Land Skeeters — that was available to the media. Thankfully for us, KBME in Houston grabbed some video of him pitching so that we could finally see how he looks. Though McGrady doesn’t look bad as a pitcher, his mechanics […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

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