Deion Sanders is an athlete who played professional football and baseball and is the only person to play in both a Super Bowl and the World Series.
Deion Sanders signed on to play with the New York Yankees, taking the outfield for the summer of 1989 for the franchise’s Triple-A club in Columbus, Ohio. When he was called up to the parent club, he hit his first home run against Seattle on September 5. That same week, after a protracted contract negotiation period, Sanders and the Falcons agreed on a four-year $4.4 million deal. Three days after inking the deal, he justified the big money by running back his first punt for a score, making him the only athlete ever to hit a home run and get a touchdown in the same seven-day period.