McGrady starts All-Star Game, then retires from baseball

McGrady starts All-Star Game, then retires from baseball
July 17, 2014, 10:45 am
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Before walking off the mound, Tracy McGrady struck out the final batter he faced. (AP)

Former seven-time NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady has been pitching for the Sugar Land Skeeters of the independent Atlantic League and last night, in what was apparently a planned move, he started the league’s All-Star game, participated in the Home Run Derby … and then announced his retirement.

His starting the All-Star game was purely a stunt, because in four regular season appearances McGrady posted a 6.75 ERA and walked 10 batters in 6.2 innings without recording a single strikeout.

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