tracy mcgrady may 2014I didn't realize Tracy McGrady was actually dead serious about playing baseball for Sugar Land Skeeters until I saw this on Saturday...


Yep, McGrady actually pitched and made his debut for the Sugar Land Skeeters on Saturday. The former NBA All-Star allowed two hits and two runs in 1 2/3 innings. He threw 35 pitches with 18 strikes along with walking two as the Skeeters took a 5-3 loss to the Somerset Patriots.

McGrady only allowed a single in the first inning until major leaguer Edwin Maysonet hit a home run on the 34-year-old in the second.

McGrady gave himself a "B-minus" for his performance.

"All in all I did pretty well, and those guys [his teammates] seem to think I did as well," McGrady told the Houston Chronicle. "I give myself a B-minus.

"I'm sure they're [Somerset] not used to a 6-8 guy being on the mound pitching to them. I was just trying to relax myself, keep my composure. Because this is different territory."

McGrady played baseball in high school up to his senior year until he made basketball his priority sport. Of course, he ended up making the right decision and makes a great case for being a Hall of Famer.

Now McGrady can relive some of his old memories playing some baseball.

"If this is the only time I pitch, it's a gratifying feeling," McGrady said. "I knew I was on a pitch count, I didn't know what that number was. I knew I wasn't going to go too long."


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