We Remember: Michael Jordan Signs with Chicago White Sox 20 Years Ago

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We Remember: Michael Jordan Signs with Chicago White Sox 20 Years Ago
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Many remember Michael Jordan as arguably the greatest basketball player of all time, bringing the Chicago Bulls six NBA titles. A lot of those fans also remember the same Michael Jordan that signed a minor league baseball contract with the Chicago White Sox.

That contract was signed 20 years ago on February 7, 1994, when Jordan was over 30 years old. The White Sox decided to sign him after watching him participate in a workout at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Jordan ended up playing one season with the Double-A Birmingham Barons. He played in 127 games, hitting just .202 with three home runs, 51 RBI, 30 stolen bases and 114 strikeouts.

It's safe to say he made a smart decision going back to the NBA.

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