Tracy McGrady 'retires' from baseball after first strikeout
Former NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady is done playing Independent baseball after recording his first career strikeout.
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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