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Tracy McGrady makes baseball debut

Former NBA star Tracy McGrady made his pro baseball debut for the Sugar Land Skeeters on Saturday night, allowing two hits and two runs in 1 2/3 innings pitched. Bob Levey/Getty Images

SUGAR LAND, Texas -- Former NBA star Tracy McGrady allowed two hits and two runs in 1T innings and took the loss in his debut for the Sugar Land Skeeters on Saturday night.

The 34-year-old right-hander threw 35 pitches with 18 strikes and walked two in a 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.

The 6-foot-8 McGrady played baseball until his senior year in high school when he transferred to a school without a baseball program. He was a seven-time NBA All-Star and won two scoring titles.