Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Michael Jordan, Baseball, Chicago White Sox, Birmingham Barons
Jordan, Michael, 1963-; Baseball; Chicago White Sox (Baseball team); Birmingham Barons (Baseball team)
ESPN has now aired the first four episodes of “The Last Dance.” There will be ten in all. This documentary is being marketed as a new and candid look at Michael Jordan and the 1997-1998 Chicago Bulls. It is receiving rave reviews and, so far as I have seen, this is a good piece of documentary film making. As many of you know Jordan left basketball in mid-career to pursue baseball in the Chicago White Sox organization. During the 1994 baseball season, Jordan played for the Birmingham Barons of the Southern League. In early May of that year he came to Central Florida to play the Orlando Cubs. I was able to procure press credentials for the first game of that three game series. This edition of “Sport and Society” came out of that evening. This seems to be a good time to take a look back on my impressions of that night with Michael in the Minors. 4/29/2020
Sport and Society for Arete
Burnett Honors College
Crepeau, Richard C., "Michael Jordan In Orlando for Baseball" (2020). On Sport and Society. 847.