TODAY IN ‘94: A SCRIMMAGE, BUT NO SNEAKERS, FOR SOX MINOR LEAGUER MICHAEL JORDAN

On this date in 1994, Michael Jordan went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in an intrasquad game before 1,736 at the White Sox minor league camp in Sarasota, Fla.

Jordan who signed a minor league contract with the Sox on Feb. 7, batted sixth and played for coach Joe Nossek’s team.

In his first at bat, Jordan made good contact against James Baldwin but Warren Newson snared the liner in left with a backhanded grab.

In his final two at bats, Jordan was whiffed on offspeed pitches by Rodney Bolton and Scott Christman.

“It was my first game and I felt nervous out of element,” said Jordan,l. “Hopefully, I’ll get another chance and be a little more comfortable.”

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