Deion Sanders and the Best Multi-Sport Athletes in Sports History

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Deion Sanders and the Best Multi-Sport Athletes in Sports History
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Deion Sanders was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, on Saturday in his first year of eligibility.

As one of the most exciting cornerbacks in NFL history, there is little dispute that he deserved this honor.  His football accomplishments also stand out that much more when you consider the fact that he did what he did on the gridiron while also maintaining a reasonably successful career in Major League Baseball, to boot.

It got us here at Bleacher Report thinking about multi-sport stars.  While they're certainly the exception rather than the rule, there have been a number of people who have made a name for themselves in more than one sport. 

Here's a list of 15 of the best of them.

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