Former Yankees Prospect Deion Sanders Elected to NFL Hall of Fame

Neon Deion Sanders was elected to the NFL Hall of Fame today. Unknown to many is the fact that Prime Time was originally an outfield prospect for the Yankees.

Sanders was taken by the Yankees in the 30th round of the 1988 amateur draft. He was rushed through the minor leagues and made his major league debut on May 31, 1989.

Over the course of two seasons with the Yankees he played in 71 games and hit just .178 with a 55 OPS+. At the end of the 1990 season Sanders was released by the Yankees and signed with the Atlanta Braves that offseason.

Sanders remains the only person to ever play in a Super Bowl and World Series and is also the only person to ever homer and score a touchdown in the same week.

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One Response to Former Yankees Prospect Deion Sanders Elected to NFL Hall of Fame

  1. I remember it a little differently Rob. The picture of Deion saying goodbye to his Yankee team mates in the dugout is still vivid to me as he went directly to the Atlanta FALCONS to score a TD as a DB. I beleave the home run was at Yankee Stadium and it was in September shortly before the end of the baseball season.

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