This Day In Sports History (October 11th) — Deion Sanders
It was on this day in 1992 that Deion Sanders suited up for both the Atlanta Falcons and the Atlanta Braves. He remains the only man in history to dress for two different professional sports team in one day.
Deion Sanders’ wild weekend began on Saturday night when he played in Game 4 of the NLCS against the Pittsburgh Pirates, as he pinch-hit in a 6-4 Braves win. After the game, Sanders took a flight to Florida where his Atlanta Falcons took on the Miami Dolphins on Sunday afternoon. Deion played all but one snap on defense as well as returning both punts and kick-offs, and he even chipped in on offense with a nine yard catch. Following the game, Sanders traveled by limousine, helicopter, plane and limousine again to arrive back at Three Rivers Stadium just in time for Game 5. Although he dressed for the game, Sanders did not see any playing time in the Pirates’ 7-1 victory.
When you think of two-sport athletes, the names Deion Sanders and Bo Jackson immediately come to mind. What these two men accomplished on the gridiron and on the diamond is something we may never see again.
Here is a tribute to “Prime Time” Deion Sanders.
Steve Young, NFL – Born October 11th 1961 (age 52) in Salt Lake City, Utah
Desmond Mason, NBA – Born October 11th 1977 (age 36) in Waxahachie, Texas
Jason Arnott, NHL – Born October 11th 1974 (age 39) in Collingwood, Ontario