The Chicago White Sox took time Wednesday to wish their most famous minor-league player ever a happy 53rd birthday.

You might remember that hoops Hall of Famer Michael Jordan delayed his professional baseball career in order to pursue his NBA dreams. But between his first three-peat and second three-peat with the Chicago Bulls, MJ finally found time to chase down some flyballs and swing and miss at a few curveballs with the Double-A Birmingham Barons.

Under the watchful eyes on manager Terry Francona, Jordan hit .202/.289/.266 with three homers, 51 RBI, 17 doubles and 30 stolen bases in 127 games during the 1994 season.