Former NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady Makes Pitching Debut for Sugar Land Skeeters

Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistApril 17, 2014

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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 of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball back in March, and now his journey has officially begun.

On Wednesday, April 16, McGrady made his pitching debut in a scrimmage against Alvin Community College.

The 34-year-old allowed one run on three hits in one inning of work, and he threw nine of his 15 pitches for strikes.

McGrady is a non-roster invitee, so he has to impress in order to make the team. The Skeeters currently have 34 players on their roster but have to trim it down to 27 by April 24.

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