Deion Sanders’ dual-sport prowess once made him the buzz of the sports world. Today, he may be better recognized as the head coach of the Colorado Buffaloes and the former head coach of the Jackson State Tigers. Sanders is one of the few individuals who have ever played in both the National Football League and Major League Baseball, making him uniquely qualified to provide an honest assessment of which sport is more difficult to thrive at.
Well, during a recent interview on the Club Shay Shay podcast with Shannon Sharpe, Sanders just delivered his response to that (h/t Daniel Chavkin of Sports Illustrated).
It became out that Sanders’ struggles in sports matched the statistics. Sanders stated that baseball was the hardest sport he played, followed by football, basketball, and track & field, on the Club Shay Shay podcast with Shannon Sharpe.
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He remarked regarding the game that “that ball does some stuff to you.” Any sport where you can lose 7 out of 10 times, still succeed, and earn $2 to $300 million is difficult.
A baseball is difficult to hit. The sport is less about physical prowess, raw power, or quickness. Even the strongest athletes can suffer terribly in this sport, but someone with the build of a neighborhood drunk could excel.
Deion Sanders had a.263 batting average with 39 home runs, 168 RBI, and 186 stolen bases during 2,123 at-bats in the major leagues. He saw further success in the NFL, where he simultaneously played wide receiver and defensive back before being elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.