Michael Jordan's Baseball Career Honored with Air Jordan 9 'Barons'

Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistJanuary 14, 2014

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Air Jordans are popular among the basketball community, but the brand has decided to honor Michael Jordan's baseball career with a sneaker.

The superstar played for the Birmingham Barons, the Chicago White Sox's Double-A team, in 1994.

HOOVER, AL - AUGUST 1994:  Michael Jordan #45 of the Birmingham Barons gives an interview following an August 1994 game against the Memphis Chicks at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium in Hoover, Alabama. (Photo by Jim Gund/Getty Images)
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Twenty years later, the "Air Jordan 9 Barons" will reflect back on his time in baseball.

Here's a look at the shoes:

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Not only are the sneakers sporting White Sox colors, but they also include Jordan's baseball number:

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The Barons are set to be released on April 5, 2014.

Thanks to Sole-UP.com for the photos, and hat tip to SneakerNews.com's John Kim for the find.