Tracy McGrady’s baseball debut wasn’t that impressive…but neither was his NBA debut

Published on May 12th, 2014 by Astramskas, David | 3,507 views

Former Houston Rocket All-Star made his local baseball debut for the Sugarland Skeeters Saturday night against the Somerset Patriots.  T-Mac didn’t look as bad as Nick Young throwing a pitch but the butterflies in his stomach did cause the 34 year old some issues.


Former NBA star Tracy McGrady allowed two hits and two runs in 1⅔ innings and took the loss in his debut for the Sugar Land Skeeters on Saturday night.

The 34-year-old right-hander threw 35 pitches with 18 strikes and walked two in a 5-3 loss to the Somerset Patriots.

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.

Before you get too down on T-Mac, remember his NBA debut wasn’t that impressive either.

Back on October 31st of 1997, an 18 year old McGrady went scoreless and grabbed 1 rebound and turned the ball over 1 time during 6 minutes in a 13 point loss to the Miami Heat.  Even Zan Tabak was able to score (3 points) in his limited 6 minutes for the Raptors.

I’ll be attending McGrady’s next game so hopefully I’ll be able to report a much more positive story afterwards. But for right now, I’m just going to rewatch Nick Young’s ceremonial pitch.




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David Astramskas,

Aka VincentDa & RedApples fka Expiredpineapples. My alter-ego is a digital-marketing guy in Houston. Won editing awards & created obsolete flash websites that have been featured in mags like Sports Illustrated. Studied film & women at FSU during the golden age of hip-hop. Collects records, laserdiscs, sports memorabilia & toys. Father of 2 daughters that are more athletic and popular on YouTube.

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