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January 15, 1967
Green Bay defensive back Tom Brown became the first former major leaguer to play in the Super Bowl. Football fans best remember the outfielder and first baseman for the Senators for his last-minute interception of Cowboy quarterback Don Meredith's Hail Mary pass in the 1963 NFL Championship game, making Green Bay a participant in the first-ever Super Bowl.

April 9, 1986
Inspired by the NFL's Champion Chicago Bears Super Bowl Shuffle, nine Mets players record Get Metsmerized, a rap boasting a title after the team plays just one regular season game. The album, not promoted by the organization, is widely panned by critics, selling only a few thousand copies when released in August.

January 29, 1995
Deion Sanders' appearance with the NFL San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XXIX at Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami makes the cornerback the first athlete to have played in a Super Bowl and a World Series. In 1992, 'Neon Deion' played left field for the Braves in the 1992 Fall Classic against the Toronto Blue Jays.
June 2, 1995
The Expos pick Serra High School (San Mateo, CA) stand out Tom Brady in the 18th round, the 507th player selected in baseball's amateur draft. The tall, athletic 17-year-old catcher with a powerful left-handed swing and a rocket arm elects to play football at the University of Michigan before making his ten record-setting Super Bowl appearances as the quarterback for the New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
June 2, 1995
Todd Helton, who will spend his 17-year career with the Rockies, is selected in the first round, eighth overall, by Colorado in the amateur draft. The University of Tennessee’s first baseman was the Vols' backup quarterback, playing behind Peyton Manning, the Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl XLI in 2007.
October 21, 2006
After being the site of Super Bowl XL at Ford Field in February, Detroit becomes just the second city to host both a Super Bowl and a World Series in the same calendar year. San Diego was the site of the NFL Championship game and Fall Classic in 1998.
February 3, 2008
Eli Manning leads the Giants to an upset victory over the previously undefeated Patriots, making it the second consecutive year a Manning has been the quarterback for the victorious NFL Super Bowl team. Eli and Peyton, who QBs for the Indianapolis Colts, join a select group of brothers who have won world championship games in back-to-back years that include Livan (Marlins, 1997) and Orlando Hernandez (1998, Yankees), Irish (Giants, 1922), and Bob Meusel (Yankees, 1923), and Bubba (Colts, 1970) and Tody Smith (Cowboys, 1971).
May 8, 2009
Stephen M. Ross, owner of the Dolphins' football franchise and the stadium where the NFL team and Marlins play their games, and singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett announced a unique branding partnership that renames the ballpark Land Shark Stadium. The joint venture, bringing together Buffett's Margaritaville and Anheuser-Busch InBev's Land Shark Lager, is reportedly for only eight months, reverting to Dolphin Stadium unless another naming rights deal happens before Super Bowl XLIV and the 2010 Pro Bowl.
March 2, 2018
Playing in his first baseball game since 2011, when he was in the Colorado Rockies organization, Seahawks' NFL quarterback Russell Wilson, pinch-hitting for right fielder Aaron Judge, strikes out on a 2-2 fastball thrown by Braves' southpaw Max Fried. The Super Bowl-winning QB's (Seahawks, 2014) appearance in the bottom of the fifth inning is a surprise as the Yankees had announced he would not play in a spring training game.
February 2, 2020
The NFL names Patrick Mahomes the MVP of Super Bowl LIV after the 24-year-old quarterback leads a fourth-quarter rally in the Chiefs' 31-20 victory over the San Francisco 49ers. The Kansas City QB's dad, Pat, compiled a 42-39 (.519) record pitching for five major league teams in 11 seasons, including posting an 8-0 record for the 1999 Mets.

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