Tracy McGrady 'retires' from baseball after first strikeout

T-Mac is done playing baseball.
T-Mac is done playing baseball. (USATSI)

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As we've noted before, former NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady tried his hand at pitching this season for the Sugar Land Skeeters (Independent league, not affiliated with MLB). And now he's announced that he's retiring.

McGrady's final outing came in the Atlantic League All-Star Game, in which he threw 1 1/3 innings. He struck out his final batter, the first punchout of his career (if we can even call it that). He kept the baseball. Via CBS Houston:

“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.”

In 6 2/3 regular season innings, McGrady gave up five runs on four hits with zero strikeouts. He walked 10, so he had a 6.75 ERA and 2.10 WHIP.

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Matt Snyder has been a baseball writer with CBS Sports since 2011. A member of the BBWAA, he's now covered the last six World Series beginning with the epic 2011 Fall Classic. The former Indiana University... Full Bio

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