Former Toronto Raptor Tracy McGrady pitches in pro baseball All-Star Game, gets first strikeout, then promptly retires

National Post | Sports

Former NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady is also a baseball All-Star — of sorts. McGrady retired from basketball last year and tried his hand at a professional baseball career. It’s not exactly the Big Leagues, as the 35-year-old suited up for the Sugar Land Skeeters of the independent Atlantic League.

McGrady, who was drafted by the Raptors and spent three seasons in Toronto, started four games for the Skeeters and his performances in his second sport were more Michael Jordan than Bo Jackson. During his four appearances McGrady allowed five runs over 6.2 innings giving him an ERA of 6.75. Those stats were enough to earn — sort of — the starting nod in the Atlantic League All-Star game on Wednesday.

During his one-plus innings on the mound McGrady allowed one hit and one run, but more significantly recorded his first strikeout as a pro pitcher. After getting pulled from…

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