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McGrady gives self 'B-minus' for debut loss


Although he took the loss in his professional debut as a baseball pitcher, former NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady said Saturday it was "gratifying" to get on the mound Saturday night for the Sugar Land Skeeters.
   The 34-year-old right-hander threw 35 pitches with 18 strikes and walked two in the 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.
   "All in all I did pretty well, and those guys [his teammates] seem to think I did as well," McGrady told the Houston Chronicle.
   McGrady played baseball until his senior year in high school when he transferred to a school without a baseball program.

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