Remember When Michael Jordan's Ceremonial First Pitch Flew WAY Over Sammy Sosa's Head?

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Remember When Michael Jordan’s Ceremonial First Pitch Flew WAY Over Sammy Sosa’s Head?

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Back in September of 1998 (remember that freakin’ season?), the Chicago Cubs found themselves in a one-game playoff against the San Francisco Giants at Wrigley Field to clinch their first playoff appearance (as the Wild Card team) since 1989.

So, in order to maximize the positive vibes, the Cubs called upon Chicago sports legend Michael Jordan – who was just months removed from his sixth NBA Championship title with the Bulls – to throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

Pitching to Sammy Sosa at Wrigley Field in one of the biggest Cubs games in a decade, Jordan came out wearing a Sosa jersey … and promptly sailed one over the slugger’s head!

I’d tell him to stick to basketball, but we all know how that turned out.

The Cubs wound up winning that game by the way, but were swept out of the NLDS by the Atlanta Braves soon thereafter.

Author: Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami covers the Chicago Cubs, Bears, and Bulls at Bleacher Nation. You can find him on Twitter @Michael_Cerami