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Great moments in denim-on-denim athletics: Michael Jordan's 1993 first pitch

It's been 20 years since MLB's monumental 1993 season -- a pretty big year for baseball: Reggie Jackson entered the Hall of Fame, Alex Rodriguez was drafted, Barry Bonds hit his 200th home run, Nolan Ryan retired, the Blue Jays won the World Series and Jurickson Profar was born.

While these are all important moments, they all merely underscored the most monumental event from 1993: Michael Jordan's first pitch before Game 1 of the ALCS between the White Sox and Blue Jays.

At this moment, Jordan was four months removed from completing his first three-peat. Just one day later, he would announce his retirement from basketball to pursue baseball (with the very team for which he threw out the first pitch).

And yet, the biggest takeaway from this classic first pitch is none the above. It is MJ's classic all-denim outfit. Jordan's peculiar fashion taste is well documented, but the import of this moment in sports' popular consciousness demands we remind you that this did happen and that it was as ridiculous then as it is now.

-- Dakota Gardner /

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