Michael Jordan’s days with the White Sox are so cool to think about
The Chicago White Sox have had some outstanding players over the last 30 years. Legends like Frank Thomas, Paul Konerko, and Jose Abreu lead the pack for guys like Luis Robert, Eloy Jimenez, and Yoan Moncada to take over. It has been a lot of fun to see these guys play in black and white.
One thing that is also really cool to remember is the fact that Michael Jordan was once a part of the Chicago White Sox organization. His father wanted him to play baseball before he became a basketball legend but it never panned out that way early on.
Well, he retired from the NBA for a few years to take on that baseball dream. He played as a member of the Chicago White Sox organization for a small stint. Unfortunately, Major League Baseball had labor issues going on at the same time.
We will never know if he was ever going to make his Major League debut. By the time the MLB and MLBPA figured it out, he was already unretired and back with the Bulls. He would go on to win three more titles to bring his total to six which cemented him as the greatest of all time.
The Chicago White Sox were lucky enough to be a part of Michael Jordan’s story.
As cool as it was, he made the right decision. He had a potential borderline baseball career in him but he had a legendary basketball career to hold up. Getting back helped the Bulls become one of the prominent franchises in the NBA.
Thursday is Michael Jordan’s 59th birthday which is also a reminder of his greatness. The NBA may never see a player that dominant ever again. He was truly sensational and the fact that he even had a small stint with the White Sox is so cool.
The White Sox even took to social media to wish Michael a happy birthday. They are clearly proud that he chose them as the team he would live out his baseball dream with. It would be nice to see the two reunite with a special ceremony or something like that one day.
Michael deserves all of the recognition on his birthday. He is one of the greatest team sports athletes who ever lived and the most important figure to ever exist in Chicago sports. Happy Birthday, GOAT.