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Tracy McGrady intends to pitch for Sugar Land Skeeters

Tracy McGrady

The Sugar Land Skeeters of the Atlantic League confirmed on Tuesday that they have interest in former NBA star Tracy McGrady, who is attempting a second career as a professional baseball player.

The Skeeters, who are an independent baseball team, sent out a press release to media outlets including Larry Brown Sports stating that there is mutual interest between them and T-Mac.

Former Houston Rocket and NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady confirmed today his intention to pursue a pitching career with the Sugar Land Skeeters of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. Below is a statement from the Skeeters club:

“Trady 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.”

The Skeeters begin their season in April. They have a number of former Major League players on their roster, and Roger Clemens pitched for them two years ago. Clemens also reportedly has been training McGrady, who long has had an interest in playing baseball. While he was in the NBA, the two-time scoring champion called baseball his first love.

If McGrady does make a start for the Skeeters this season, you know I’ll be watching.