Share This Page: AIR JORDAN "BIRMINGHAM BARONS" PACK Mr "AIRNESS" Michael Jordan retired from the NBA in 1994 to take a run into another sport venture. Signed as a free agent by the White Sox, February 7, 1994, but he was then assigned to the Minor League Birmingham Barons March 31, 1994. MJ wore the #45 for the Barons, the number he wore for his Laney (NC) High School baseball team. Jordan joined the Barons April 8 after playing in the Windy City Classic exhibition game April 7 for the White Sox against the Cubs, where he was 2-5 with 2 RBI. He started in right field in 1st official pro game for the Barons against Chattanooga and flew out in first at-bat vs. John Courtright and went 0-3 in front of 10,359 fans and 130 members of the national and international media. His Airness had a terrible transition to baseball, he retired from playing baseball in March 1995 to return back to what his heart and passion was which is the NBA court. The Air Jordan 1 & 9 "Birmingham Barons" are both Set to release this Sat $140/$170. They both will be available in City Gear Locations. Check out the details images blow. COP or PASS?