Michael Jordan Takes A Swing At Baseball

When the astonishing news broke that Michael Jordan was quitting basketball at 31 to play baseball, few people gave him a chance to make the big leagues. They were proven right when he quit during the work stoppage after hitting .202 with little power in 1994, but plenty of baseball people think he would have made it if he had stuck with the game. He had natural ability, being named player of the year in North Carolina at age 12, but baseball is not forgiving to 13-year absences, and he needed more time. No one would ever outwork Michael Jordan. Thus, it’s a bit of a what-if that we’ll never know the answer to because Jordan got the basketball itch again and went back to dominate the NBA for years. Complex takes a look back at Air Jordan’s year riding the bus in the bush leagues.

The Oral History of Michael Jordan’s Minor League Baseball Career

Complex.com, 3.2.17

New York’s Photographer, Bill Cunningham

Bill Cunningham’s 38-year career with the New York Times will stand as one of the most unique and influential in photojournalism. Informally called the NYT‘s “artist in residence,” Cunningham quite literally told stories with images. Famed for catching the heart of both high fashion and the common man, he was a tireless worker and his bike and him were a cherished part of the city. The Times collected some insightful anecdotes from coworkers of what it was like to work with Cunningham, who comes across as a control freak who nevertheless enjoyed collaboration.

Working With Bill Cunningham

NYTimes.com, 7.2.16