Many baseball fans in the world consider Michael Jordan to be the greatest of all time. Even his opponents, to whom he had given embarrassing Ls, compared him to God. He was truly unique whenever he stepped onto the NBA hardwood. Michael Jordan has been a major factor in the growth of basketball and the NBA at an international level. In just a few years after joining the NBA, he became a global star for his athleticism.
But Michael Jordan has played more than just basketball as a pro. Black Jesus also played Baseball in Minor League Baseball. He swung a few great shots. Michael Jordan’s first retirement announcement on October 6, 1992 was shocking to the entire world. After his father was murdered, he lost the desire to play basketball. He was a great guy and his father was the most important person in his life. It was perfectly understandable for him to want a break.
He was not expected to play baseball, and he once again shocked the sporting world. He signed a Minor League Baseball Contract with the Chicago White Sox on February 7, 1994. Jerry Reinsdorf, the Chicago Bulls’s owner also owned the Chicago White Sox. So MJ had an easy time getting into the league. Later, he revealed his backstory for playing professional baseball. It turned out that his father’s dream was for MJ to become a Major League Baseball.
Michael Jordan’s baseball career
Michael Jordan was not the same on the field as he is on the NBA hardwood. The sports were different, as was all the training, body-physique, and techniques. MJ was forced to work hard. He chose not to take the easy way and worked hard instead.
Michael Jordan received an to join the Oakland Athletics, and earn a Major League position. MJ turned it down and continued to work hard because he was not ready. His baseball career was not without its struggles. In 497 plate appearances, he was struck out 114 time in 127 games with the Birmingham Barons. He wasn’t last on the field, as he was improving every day. In some categories he even led the stats of the team.
Michael Jordan played for the Scottsdale Scorpions of the Arizona Fall League in 1994, as the MLB season was cut short by a player strike. Michael Jordan batted.252 in the Arizona Fall League against some of MLB’s best prospects. He soon got the urge, however, to put on his shoes and shoot some baskets while watching the Chicago Bulls play without him. He was also afraid of being a substitute player during the MLB Strike.
He made the right decision to return to basketball to cement his legacy. He announced his return by fax on March 18, 1995. then said , “I’m Back.”