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Tracy McGrady to Try Baseball?

Back in September, former NBA star Tracy McGrady became a part-owner of a yet-to-be-named baseball team slated to start play in Biloxi in 2015.

Now, the rumor is…the seven-time All-Star might actually be looking to suit up and pitch.

During Friday night's Oklahoma City Thunder-Brooklyn Nets telecast on ESPN, McGrady's former coach, Jeff Van Gundy, spilled the beans on what could be an interesting career change for the 34-year-old.

"I think (McGrady’s) going to play independent league baseball as a pitcher this year. In the independent league,” Van Gundy said. “I’m being serious. I’ve heard from sources in Houston, seriously, that he’s throwing over 90 miles per hour."

Is this a thing?  Could T-Mac end up on the mound at a ballpark near you?!?

“I love baseball. That was my first love,” McGrady said last fall when the Biloxi deal went through. “Even to this day I love baseball more than I love basketball. People from my hometown would understand that.”

And in case you were wondering, that wasn't McGrady talking like a potential team owner saying the right things.  Dude's been battling the baseball bug since as far back as 2001.

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About Shawn Anderson

Shawn Anderson is that guy who, instead of sitting there talking about the game going on around him, is talking wise about the history of baseball. He believes baseball figures such as Tommy John, Harold Baines, Ron Guidry and Billy Martin deserve their own plaque somewhere if not in Cooperstown. You can follow him on Twitter at @HOVG.