La Russa surprised to hear Air Jordan almost became A’s Jordan — Times-Standard

Tony La Russa, until recently, never knew his days managing the A’s almost included a rookie named Michael Jordan. You know, the Double-A outfielder for the 1994 Birmingham Barons, better known as the Chicago Bulls’ six-time champion. Can you imagine a lineup card with legends including Rickey Henderson, Mark McGwire, Dennis Eckersley and, ahem, Jordan?…

La Russa surprised to hear Air Jordan almost became A’s Jordan — Times-Standard

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