Michael Jordan’s growing star-power could gain him entry into virtually any athletic niche. He’d get his chance, after the tragic loss of his father who was slain. When Jordan said his farewell to the history of the Air Jordans and basketball.
Then he rocked the world of sports by inking a minor league contract with the Chicago White Sox. Before he played with a White Sox baseball affiliate, the Birmingham Barons.
Tinker Hatfield was told by the powers to be to stop designing shoe wear for Jordan. Though Hatfield believed otherwise, kept right on designing, and was responsible for creating the Air Jordan IX in the memorable blue and white colorway for Jordan’s team, The Bulls.