Photo of the Day: 20 years ago, White Sox signed Michael Jordan

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It's Feb. 7, 1994, and 20 years ago on this day basketball legend Michael Jordan inked a minor-league contract with the White Sox ... 

As the tweet above implies, Jordan began his very brief professional baseball career with the Double-A Birmingham Barons, and there he would remain for all 127 games he played that season. Over that span, Jordan batted .202/.289/.266 with three home runs and 30 stolen bases in 48 attempts. At first blush, those numbers aren't very impressive, but remember we're talking about a 31-year-old who hadn't played organized baseball since high school. 

If nothing else, Jordan's vanity project got people talking. 

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Dayn Perry has been a baseball writer for CBS Sports since early 2012. Prior to that, he wrote for FOXSports.com and ESPN.com. A member of the BBWAA, He's the author of three books, the most recent being... Full Bio

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