Tracy McGrady’s professional pitching debut began with a called strike. After that, he probably didn’t fair much better than any of us would.
The 34-year-old took the mound Saturday for the Sugarland Skeeters and gave up two runs in an inning and two-thirds in a 5-3 loss to the Somerset Patroits. The seven-time NBA All-Star threw 35 pitches with 18 strikes and walked a pair in front of a sellout crowd of 7701..
McGrady is out after 1 2/3 innings in Sugar Land. 35 pitches. 18 strikes/17 balls. 2 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 0 K. Maysonet HR off of him.
— Mike Ashmore (@mashmore98) May 10, 2014
Okay…no one is going to call McGrady’s stint with the Skeeters anything more than a publicity stunt, but here’s a fun fact. At six-foot-eight, dude wasn’t even the tallest player on the field Saturday night. That title belongs to Somerset closer Jon Hunton who is listed at six-foot-nine.