Michael Jordan was and is known for being the best basketball player of all time. But Michael didn't just love basketball. He also enjoyed football and one that sticks out is baseball. Jordan loved baseball almost as much as basketball.Young Michael liked to play baseball with his father. As a teenager, Michael Jordan became well known in North Carolina for his baseball skills, and he was named most valuable player (MVP) of the Babe Ruth League after his team won the state championship. Infact he loved it so much he actually once quit the NBA to go play baseball. He returned to the NBA a year later.