April 15, 2013 BY Brendan Dunne
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66 years ago today Jackie Robinson took to the baseball diamond to make history as the first black man to play ball in major league baseball’s modern era. Celebrating his contribution to the game, and indeed to the American Civil Rights movement at large, Jordan Brand athletes C.C Sabathia, Jimmy Rollins, and Carl Crawford will suit up in this special version of the Jordan 6 Rings for tonight’s action. The sneakers feature a royal blue and white colorway and a special “42” hit on the back end in honor of Robinson, and C.C. Sabathia is giving them away on Twitter! Follow C.C. Sabathia on Twitter and join in on the giveaway.