Jackie Robinson Day is among the more special dates on Major League Baseball’s calendar.
Each player wearing uniform No. 42 has become synonymous with April 15. So have special patches on the sleeves of jerseys and ceremonies held at ballparks across the country.
On the day set aside to celebrate the life and legacy of Jackie Robinson, many players honor the man who broke baseball’s color barrier in their own way. Curtis Granderson of the New York Mets is among them.
Granderson, who left Monday’s game early after colliding with the outfield wall, is not in the team’s lineup on Tuesday. He will, however, be wearing the above pictured shoes with a message that will be a shared sentiment throughout the day.
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