Michael Jordan the baseball player

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In 1994 Michael Jordan played 127 games for the Birmingham Barons, the Double-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox. He batted .202 with 51 RBIs and 3 home runs. Some believe Jordan could have eventually made the Major Leagues had he stuck with baseball.

Harry Caray interviews Chicago White Sox' Michael Jordan before the start of the 10th annual cross-town classic between the Sox and the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Thursday, April 7, 1994. After playing in the game on Thursday, Jordan will make his minor league debut on Friday for the Birmingham Barons. (AP Photo/Mark Elias)
Michael Jordan the baseball player
Harry Caray interviews Chicago White Sox' Michael Jordan before the start of the 10th annual cross-town classic between the Sox and the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Thursday, April 7, 1994. After playing in the game on Thursday, Jordan will make his minor league debut on Friday for the Birmingham Barons. (AP Photo/Mark Elias)
More than 200 members of the media listen during a news conference with Michael Jordan after a brief basketball workout in Chicago, Monday, Feb. 7, 1994. Jordan agreed to a minor league contract with the Nashville Sounds, the Chicago White Sox Class AAA affiliate. The White Sox have invited Jordan to attend spring training as a non-roster invitee. (AP Photo/John Swart)
Michael Jordan the baseball player
More than 200 members of the media listen during a news conference with Michael Jordan after a brief basketball workout in Chicago, Monday, Feb. 7, 1994. Jordan agreed to a minor league contract with the Nashville Sounds, the Chicago White Sox Class AAA affiliate. The White Sox have invited Jordan to attend spring training as a non-roster invitee. (AP Photo/John Swart)
Michael Jordan ponders a question during a news conference in Chicago, Ill., Monday, Feb. 7, 1994. (AP Photo/John Swart)
Michael Jordan the baseball player
Michael Jordan ponders a question during a news conference in Chicago, Ill., Monday, Feb. 7, 1994. (AP Photo/John Swart)
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Birmingham Baron Michael Jordan works out with a medicine ball during practice at the Hoover Metropolitan Stadium in Hoover, Ala., Wednesday, April 6, 1994. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
Michael Jordan the baseball player
Birmingham Baron Michael Jordan works out with a medicine ball during practice at the Hoover Metropolitan Stadium in Hoover, Ala., Wednesday, April 6, 1994. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
SARASOTA, MN - FEBRUARY 18: Michael Jordan works on his swing during the Chicago White Sox Spring Training camp in Sarasota, Florida. (Doug Collier/AFP/Getty Images)
Michael Jordan the baseball player
SARASOTA, MN - FEBRUARY 18: Michael Jordan works on his swing during the Chicago White Sox Spring Training camp in Sarasota, Florida. (Doug Collier/AFP/Getty Images)
Michael Jordan squares to bunt during a two-hour workout at the Chicago White Sox spring training camp in Sarasota, Fl., Tuesday, Feb. 15, 1994. (AP Photo/John Swart)
Michael Jordan the baseball player
Michael Jordan squares to bunt during a two-hour workout at the Chicago White Sox spring training camp in Sarasota, Fl., Tuesday, Feb. 15, 1994. (AP Photo/John Swart)
Michael Jordan drops a fly ball during the first day of practice at the Chicago White Sox's Instructional League in Sarasota, Fla., Sept. 23, 19 (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Michael Jordan the baseball player
Michael Jordan drops a fly ball during the first day of practice at the Chicago White Sox's Instructional League in Sarasota, Fla., Sept. 23, 19 (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Michael Jordan sits on the top of the first-base dugout and answers reporters questions after his two-hour workout, Tuesday, Feb 15, 1994 at the Chicago White Sox spring training camp in Sarasota, Fla. Jordan took batting practice, shagged fly balls and ran the bases in front of more than 250 media representatives. (AP Photo/John Swart)
Michael Jordan the baseball player
Michael Jordan sits on the top of the first-base dugout and answers reporters questions after his two-hour workout, Tuesday, Feb 15, 1994 at the Chicago White Sox spring training camp in Sarasota, Fla. Jordan took batting practice, shagged fly balls and ran the bases in front of more than 250 media representatives. (AP Photo/John Swart)
Michael Jordan stretches during the first day of the Chicago White Sox spring training workouts, Saturday, Feb. 18, 1995, Sarasota, Fla. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)
Michael Jordan the baseball player
Michael Jordan stretches during the first day of the Chicago White Sox spring training workouts, Saturday, Feb. 18, 1995, Sarasota, Fla. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)
SARASOTA, MN - FEBRUARY 19: Michael Jordan talks with Chicago White Sox Manager Gene Lamont during the White Sox Spring Training Camp in Sarasota. (Doug Collier/AFP/Getty Images)
Michael Jordan the baseball player
SARASOTA, MN - FEBRUARY 19: Michael Jordan talks with Chicago White Sox Manager Gene Lamont during the White Sox Spring Training Camp in Sarasota. (Doug Collier/AFP/Getty Images)
Michael Jordan sits in the dugout of the Hoover Metropolitan Stadium on the first day of practice as a minor league ball player on April 6, 1994. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
Michael Jordan the baseball player
Michael Jordan sits in the dugout of the Hoover Metropolitan Stadium on the first day of practice as a minor league ball player on April 6, 1994. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
Michael Jordan leaps high against the outfield wall for a ball, in an exhibition game in Winter Haven, FL., March 10, 1994. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Michael Jordan the baseball player
Michael Jordan leaps high against the outfield wall for a ball, in an exhibition game in Winter Haven, FL., March 10, 1994. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Chicago White Sox's Michael Jordan loses his cap during batting practice at the Chicago White Sox training camp in Sarasota, Fla., Feb. 15, 1994. (AP Photo/John Swart)
Michael Jordan the baseball player
Chicago White Sox's Michael Jordan loses his cap during batting practice at the Chicago White Sox training camp in Sarasota, Fla., Feb. 15, 1994. (AP Photo/John Swart)
Michael Jordan swings a weighted bat while waiting for his turn in the batting cage during his first day of spring training with the Chicago White Sox, in Sarasota, Feb. 2, 1994. (AP Photo/John Swart)
Michael Jordan the baseball player
Michael Jordan swings a weighted bat while waiting for his turn in the batting cage during his first day of spring training with the Chicago White Sox, in Sarasota, Feb. 2, 1994. (AP Photo/John Swart)
Michael Jordan prepares for his first game as a professional baseball player at the Hoover Metropolitan Stadium near Birmingham, AL. Jordan. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
Michael Jordan the baseball player
Michael Jordan prepares for his first game as a professional baseball player at the Hoover Metropolitan Stadium near Birmingham, AL. Jordan. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
Michael Jordan speaks to the press prior to the 1993 Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore. (Ap Photo/Diamond Images)
Michael Jordan the baseball player
Michael Jordan speaks to the press prior to the 1993 Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore. (Ap Photo/Diamond Images)
A fan holds on to Michael Jordan of the Chicago White Sox, Sunday, March 20, 1994 in Miami as he played right field against the Florida Marlins at Joe Robbie Stadium. The fan was escorted out of the stadium. (AP Photo/Wayne Fleisher)
Michael Jordan the baseball player
A fan holds on to Michael Jordan of the Chicago White Sox, Sunday, March 20, 1994 in Miami as he played right field against the Florida Marlins at Joe Robbie Stadium. The fan was escorted out of the stadium. (AP Photo/Wayne Fleisher)
Michael Jordan looks on from the bench during a Birmingham Barons game. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
Michael Jordan the baseball player
Michael Jordan looks on from the bench during a Birmingham Barons game. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
Michael Jordan sits on a camera case before a photo shoot at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium in Birmingham, Alabama. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
Michael Jordan the baseball player
Michael Jordan sits on a camera case before a photo shoot at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium in Birmingham, Alabama. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)

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