Yearbook, Oct. 6: Jordan's first retirement

Oct. 6, 1993: On this day 19 years ago, the shocking news was confirmed by the man himself: Michael Jordan, age 30, was retiring from the game he seemed to tame -- most recently with three consecutive NBA championships.

Oh, but it's no spoiler to say it didn't last. While Jordan that day cited a loss of desire for the sport, a summer in baseball and nearly two full seasons away from hoops brought the man back for the 1994-95 playoffs. A year later, he and the Bulls started winning championships again.