Why did Michael Jordan wear 45 in baseball?

When did Jordan change to 45?

Jordan talked about why he wore No. 45 when he returned in the spring of 1995 in Episode 8 of “The Last Dance.” “I didn’t want to wear 23 because I knew my father wasn’t there to watch me, and I felt it was a new beginning and 45 was my first number when I was playing in high school,” Jordan said.

Did the Bulls retired 23 and 45?

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No. Name Note
4 Jerry Sloan Also served as head coach (1979–1982).
10 Bob Love Bulls Director of Community Affairs since 1993
23 Michael Jordan Briefly wore no. 45 in 1995 & 12 for one game in 1990 (due to his jersey stolen).
33 Scottie Pippen

How many games did Michael Jordan wear number 45?

“I didn’t want to wear 23 because I knew my father wasn’t there to watch me, and I felt it was a new beginning and 45 was my first number when I was playing in high school,” he said. But Jordan only stuck around with the number 45 for 22 games only and then switched back to 23.

What team did Michael Jordan retire from?

On January 13, 1999, the National Basketball Association (NBA) superstar Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls announces his retirement from professional basketball, for the second time, in front of a crowd at Chicago’s United Center.

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