The Bleacher Report reports the story…
The following is an excerpt from Tracy McGrady Retires from Baseball After Throwing First Career Strikeout
At 35, Tracy McGrady’s journey through the world of professional baseball may be over, but no one can say he didn’t go out on top.
The former seven-time NBA All-Star and two-time scoring champion signed on to pitch for the Atlantic League’s Sugar Land Skeeters in February and struggled mightily on the diamond, serving up a smorgasbord of meatballs and wild pitches from the mound.
After posting a 6.75 ERA through four regular-season games, things began to look up for the slumping pitcher. McGrady earned was given a starting spot at the Atlantic League All-Star Game this week. It didn’t matter that he had walked 10 batters in 6.2 innings of play. The league was ready to give McGrady his moment.
CBS has the details straight from McGrady…
The following is an excerpt from T-Mac Retires From Baseball
“That is definitely going in the trophy case,” he said from the dugout following his outing. “I told some of the guys that I am going to get a strikeout before I stop playing. I got it in the second inning. Thank you Jesus.”
“It has been a tremendous ride,” McGrady said. “It is my last game today. I informed the team this would be my last outing and I appreciate them giving me this opportunity to start the game and enjoy this great mid-summers classic.
“This has been an awesome year. Not having my basketball career end the way I wanted but having the opportunity to be friends with some of the guys and get to know them and compete with them, learnfrom them every day, it’s been an honor.”