The Kansas City Royals defeated the New York Yankeesby a score of 10-7, but the game is noteworthy because it featured both Bo Jackson and Deion Sanders -- a pair of multisport legends.
Not only that, but Jackson and Sanders combined for four home runs. Jackson slugged three for the Royals, while Sanders hit an inside-the-park job for the Yanks.
That might be just another stat for these two. If you're keeping score, that's four home for two guys to tack onto career achievements that include:
- 1 Heisman trophy (Jackson).
- 4 times as consensus All-American in football (two for each).
- 9 combined Pro Bowls.
- 2 Super Bowl rings (Sanders).
Unfortunately, Jackson did not get a chance to hit a fourth homer -- he injured his shoulder diving for the ball that Sanders hit and eventually rounded the bases on.
It was a bright spot in a brutal season for both teams. The Royals finished second to last in the American League West at 75-86, while the Yankees finished last in the AL East at 67-95.
On this date: Bo and Deion combine for 4 HRs
Bo Jackson and Deion Sanders remember their memorable MLB game at Yankee Stadium on July 17, 1990, when the duo of two-sport athletes hit a combined four home runs.