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by: Penn Collins On  Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Tracy McGrady

If you recall Tracy McGrady‘s basketball career, you likely remember a lot of promise, insane athletic ability, and a fair amount of disappointment. In looking at Tracy McGrady after retirement and his stint(s) as a pitcher, you probably have some of the same feelings. Last night the former Rocket threw out the first pitch at Minute Maid park and showed he can bring a little heat.

However, none of that overshadows the minor-league debacle last year in which McGrady was granted a very suspect strikeout on called pitches. A rare black eye on the otherwise untarnished history of minor league baseball gimmicks.

Here’s the video of last night’s first pitch:

Not bad. I mean, I don’t think he would have been a better baseball player than basketball player, but it’s always interesting to imagine what might have been for guys that shine at two sports and pick one.