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While everyone remembers Michael Jordan quitting basketball in 1994 and trying out for the White Sox, the seeds of Jordan's baseball career were actually planted in 1990 when he took batting practice at Old Comiskey Park.

This was the very first time Chicago saw Jordan play baseball.

Decked out in a White Sox practice uniform, Jordan went into the cage and proceeded to hit two home runs, one of which almost reached the upper deck in left field.

Former White Sox slugger Ron Kittle was there. So was 10-year-old NBC Sports Chicago producer Ryan McGuffey, who, through a family connection, was driven to the game and chaperoned by Kittle himself.

Both of them join host Chuck Garfien on the "White Sox Talk Podcast" to relive the special day when Jordan held the most exciting batting practice in White Sox history.

Kittle tells stories about playing golf with Jordan, Charles Barkley and Bucky Dent, and the practical joke he once played on former Bulls general manager Jerry Krause.

You also won't believe who was throwing batting practice to Jordan. Here's a hint: He's the father a former notorious White Sox player from the last 10 years.

 

White Sox Talk Podcast

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