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A look back: July 30


Cornelius Paul was among the sailors killed when the USS Grunion was sunk by the Japanese.


Michael Jordan hit his first career home-run for the Birmingham Barons.

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A look back: April 10


Frank Matthews was born in Ohio.

Kenneth Adams, E. L. Vinson & Willis Vinson assaulted singer Nat King Cole on stage during a performance at Municipal Auditorium.


Michael Jordan got his first hit as a Birmingham Baron, singling off Knoxville’s Joe Ganote in his 8th at bat.

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Air Jordan honors Mike’s Barons era

Air Jordan 1 Opening Day Pack

There’s been a lot of talk this year about the return of the Air Jordan 1. There are several models being released this year, including the recently released Opening Day Pack. The pairs honor Michael Jordan‘s time in MLB’s Chicago White Sox system (including his Airness’ time as a Birmingham Baron).

TheĀ  “home” pair (above) features a white upperĀ  compared to the “away” pair that features a black upper. They are already available online for purchase on eBay (go figure), though you may want to keep your eyes out for those available for their suggested retail price of $100.

A look back: March 9 & 10

March 9


The first public school opened in Jefferson County.


The Olympic soccer countdown clock was dedicated.

March 10


Bull Connor died.


Michael Jordan announced that he was retiring from baseball.

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