McGrady simply loves baseball

The former NBA All-Star wants to see what he is capable of on the mound

Updated: February 5, 2014, 3:51 PM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

Tracy McGrady was a highlight machine at the peak of his NBA career, but he's planning to take a subtler, more nuanced approach in his quest to pitch professionally with the Atlantic League's Sugar Land Skeeters. Yes, his fastball checks in at a Barry Zito-like 85 mph. But he complements it with a curveball, changeup, slider and a splitter. If he can add one or two more pitches to his repertoire, he'll be approaching Daisuke Matsuzaka territory.

The other aspects of McGrady's game ...

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