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

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 both 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) standout Tom Brady in the 18th round, the 507th player selected overall, 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 record-setting eight Super Bowl appearances as the quarterback for the NFL Patriots.
June 2, 1995
Todd Helton, who will spend his entire 17-year career with the Rockies, is selected in the first round, eighth overall, by Colorado in the amateur draft. The University of Tennessee 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 hosting 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 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, the owner of the Dolphins' football franchise and the stadium in which the NFL team and Marlins play their games, and singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett announced a unique branding partnership which renames the ballpark Land Shark Stadium. The sponsorship deal, which brings together Buffett's Margaritaville and Anheuser-Busch InBev's Land Shark Lager joint venture, is reportedly for only eight months with the name reverting to Dolphin Stadium unless another naming rights deal happens before Super Bowl XLIV and the 2010 Pro Bowl.

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