Found April 14, 2012 on Larry Brown Sports:
Jackie Robinson Day will be celebrated throughout the majors on Sunday, and two young African-American outfielders have a special tribute planned. Adam Jones of the Orioles and Jason Heyward of the Braves plan to wear the cleats pictured above to honor the man who broke MLB’s color barrier. Heyward tweeted that the cleats are the Nike Griffey Jr. Swingman model spikes. He also noted that the color is light blue and yellow in honor of Robinson’s alma mater, UCLA. Heyward called wearing the cleats an “honor and a pleasure,” while Jones termed it “a true honor.” We’ve been upset with clothing companies in the past for using sensitive holidays to try and market new shoes, but there’s nothing not to like about this. This is an awesome tribute to Jackie Robinson. Photo via @MLB
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