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Former NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady takes loss in baseball debut

Former NBA star Tracy McGrady lost his professional baseball debut as the Sugar Land Skeeters dropped a 5-3 decision to the Somerset Patriots on May 10. McGrady gave himself a B-minus for his performance and said it was a “gratifying” experience.

Seven-time NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady made his pitching debut for the Sugar Land Skeeters on May 10. He surrendered two earned runs in 1.2 innings in a 5-3 loss to the Somerset Patriots.
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McGrady allowed two hits and two earned runs in 1 2/3 innings. He also walked two batters. The 34-year-old right-hander threw 35 pitches with 18 strikes.

He allowed a single in the first inning before former major leaguer Edwin Maysonet hit a solo homer off of him with one out in the second.

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

McGrady, who was a seven-time NBA All-Star, played baseball until his senior year in high school. He played for the Toronto Raptors, Orlando Magic, New York Knicks, Detroit Pistons, Atlanta Hawks and Houston Rockets.

According to TMZ, McGrady paid for the entire post-game meal at P.F. Chang’s.

Sugar Land plays in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball Clubs and is 6-10 on the season.

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