Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Michael Jordan, Basketball, Retirement, Baseball
Jordan, Michael, 1963-; Retirement; National Basketball Association; Basketball; Baseball; Money
It was the opening of the American League Championship Series; the first time the Chicago White Sox had been in the playoffs for ten years. Michael Jordan threw out the ceremonial first pitch. It should have been a great night for the White Sox, Chicago's neglected team. Instead, in the seventh inning word spread across America and across the stadium that the man who threw out the first pitch was about to retire from the Chicago Bulls and the NBA.
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Crepeau, Richard C., "Michael Jordan and Baseball" (1993). On Sport and Society. 329.