15 years ago Michael Jordan made his professional debut as a baseball player. It’s hard to believe that this was 15 years ago.
While the experiment didn’t quite go according to plan, MJ certainly did give a great effort towards achieving a childhood goal of his. Many people say that his inability to make it as a professional baseball player tarnished his ‘God-like’ image created through his basketball success. I have to disagree with this. In my eyes, I saw a man trying to accomplish a goal that he had as a child. What’s wrong with that? He failed, but at least he tried. How many people even attempt to enter the profession that they wanted to enter as a kid? My guess is very few.
Although Michael Jordan was unsuccessful in reaching the major leagues, he did bring a lot of attention to minor league baseball. He was great for the NBA, and he was pretty damn good for MLB too.
Happy Anniversary Mike!!!