Terry Francona Details Michael Jordan’s Chances of Playing Major League Baseball
Terry Francona spoke to Fanatics View on coaching NBA Legend Michael Jordan.
Michael Jordan played for the double-A Birmingham Barons in 1994, batting .202 with 30 stolen bases through 127 games.
Fanatics View asked Francona on the experience of coaching the NBA Legend.
“It could’ve been a circus, and it never was”, Francona responded. “He respected the game, the guys, and he made it easy for me and the staff. He was always on time, and he never pushed any boundaries. You have to be smart and coachable – he was all of those things.”
In addition, Francona was asked whether Jordan had the potential to be a Major League starter.
“I don’t think it’s fair to even bring it up until we gave him another 1,000 at-bats”, he responded. “Although, I think he would’ve found his way to the major leagues. He could run – he stole 30 bases not really knowing how he was doing it. I don’t know if he would have been a major league starter, but he would have found his way to the major leagues”, he finished.
While he abandoned his quest for Baseball in 1995, Jordan most certainly had the natural talent to solidify himself in the Major Leagues.
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