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Successful athletes who have switched sports

Photos Logo Photos | Slide 2 of 15: 7 Jan 1998: Guard Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls in action against the Miami Heat during a game at the Miami Arena in Miami, Florida. The Heat defeated the Bulls 99-72. Mandatory Credit: Andy Lyons /Allsport

CHICAGO WHITE SOX OUTFIELDER MICHAEL JORDAN MAKES CONTACT WITH A PITCH DURING A WHITE SOX PRACTICE AT COMISKEY PARK IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS. MANDATORY CREDIT: JONATHAN DANIEL/ALLSPORT US

Michael Jordan (Basketball to Baseball to Basketball)

Six-time NBA champion Michael Jordan is considered to be the greatest basketball player of all time. In 1993, he announced his retirement from basketball and signed a minor-league baseball contract with Chicago White Sox in 1994. He also played for Birmingham Barons (1994-1995) and Scottsdale Scorpions (1994). Even though he did well in baseball for a beginner, his career in the sport was short-lived, and a year later, Jordan announced his return to the NBA.

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