Deion makes big splash in return to bigs

Updated: May 2, 2001, 2:48 AM ET
Associated Press

CINCINNATI – A thick, jeweled cross swung from the gold chain around Deion Sanders' neck. The fingers of black batting gloves poked from the back left pocket of his pinstriped Cincinnati Reds pants.

Mingling religion and baseball, the two-sport athlete returned to the major leagues Tuesday with one thing in mind: showing he belonged.

After only two at-bats, he had made his point.

Sanders lined a single to center on the first pitch he saw from Los Angeles' Eric ...

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