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Vintage Video: Deion Sanders in Harrisburg in 1989

Deion Sanders with Albany in 1989.

HARRISBURG -- After being selected 5th overall in the 1989 NFL draft, football was not the only thing on Deion Sanders' mind.

Sanders started his pro baseball career with Albany, the double-A affiliate of the New York Yankees in 1989, which happened to be in the Eastern League. Here, Sanders is seen in a regular season game against the Harrisburg Senators.

Sanders would go on to make his major league debut by the end of the season. After 9 years, he finished his career with a .263 batting average and 39 homeruns.

His football career would be more successful as he became a 2-time Super Bowl champion and 8-time All-Pro in 14 seasons.


CBS 21 News intern Dylan Bower contributed to this report.

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