Throwback Thursday: Michael Jordan Made Spring Training Debut 20 Years Ago

Throwback Thursday: Michael Jordan Made Spring Training Debut 20 Years Ago
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Michael Jordan made a name for himself on the basketball court, but he also had a stint in baseball that interrupted his NBA career.

It's hard to believe it has been 20 years since Jordan stepped onto the diamond and attempted to make it to the major leagues. During his first retirement from the NBA back in 1994, Jordan began his professional baseball career in the Chicago White Sox organization.

Major league teams are back on the field right now, so it's a good time to look at some of Jordan's baseball moments:

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Jordan spent the 1994 season as an outfielder for the Birmingham Barons, the Double-A affiliate of the White Sox. He hit .202/.289/.266 with three home runs and 17 doubles that year.

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