On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson made his major league debut with the then-Brooklyn Dodgers as the first African American player of the modern era to play professional baseball.
Sixty-six years later, on Monday, April 15, 2013, the MLB honored Robinson (as it does every year) by putting his legendary No. 42 on the jersey on every player in the league. To further pay tribute to Robinson’s incredible accomplishments, a few players around the league, including Philadelphia’s Jimmy Rollins and current L.A. Dodgers player Carl Crawford wore custom Jordan Brand 6 Ring cleats in their respective games.
While Rollins, wore the commemorative Dodger Blue cleats for the first six innings, and then made the switch to an all white pair, Carl Crawford decided to rock both versions simultaneously (white on the left foot, and blue on the right).
Though the Dodgers weren’t able to pull out a win against the Padres, Crawford managed to go 3-for-5, with one RBI. He even scored a run much like Robinson did on that historic day back in ’47.
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