February 05, 2014

Tracy McGrady Takes the Mound: Former NBA scoring champ Tracy McGrady is hoping to make the roster of the Sugar Land Skeeters, a minor league baseball team in Texas, as a pitcher. He has hit 90 mph on the radar, according to Roger Clemens, who is mentoring him. McGrady retired from the NBA last August after 15 seasons, seven as an All-Star in Orlando and Houston. He last played baseball as a junior at Auburndale High School in Florida. "I've thought about this since high school," McGrady told ESPN. "For 16 years, I've told people I'm a baseball player and how much I love baseball. We have an independent league team right here in my backyard. I'm five minutes away from the stadium. So I had to give it a shot."

posted by rcade to baseball at 08:51 AM - 1 comment

I'd love for him to make it to the majors as a reliever, just so we'll have another NBA/MLB Oracle connection. It's getting boring to keep using Mark Hendrickson for every player since 1995.

posted by grum@work at 09:25 AM on February 05

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