Tracy McGrady Likely to Play Baseball for Sugar Land Skeeters


On Saturday, we told you that Tracy McGrady was attempting to launch a pro baseball career. Now the Sugar Land Skeeters of the Pacific League have confirmed this to be true:

“Tracy McGrady is one of the most elite athletes of this era and we appreciate his interest in pursuing a life-long dream with the Sugar Land Skeeters and the Atlantic League. While the Atlantic League is considered the highest level of baseball outside of Major League Baseball, McGrady has demonstrated skill, determination and diligence during his training program at Constellation Field. We look forward to monitoring his progress.”

I guess T-Mac is throwing some heat and their scouts have clocked him at 91 MPH so he has some skills. I know this is probably a publicity stunt but how great of a story would this be? Retiring from the NBA as a potential Hall of Famer and then pitching professionally would be pretty amazing.