Cleated Kicks: Sabathia Almost Throws “No-No” In…

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CC Sabathia showed off some very impressive custom Jordans in his 2010 debut, wearing cleated “Cool Grey” Air Jordan 11s and Air Jordan 4s en route to a tough loss to the Red Sox. In his second appearance of the year on Saturday, he’d almost throw a no-hitter for the first time in his career, and he wore some more impressive J’s to do it.

Allowing zero hits through almost 8 innings, Sabathia wore the “Concord” Air Jordan 11 with cleats in place of the standard icy outsole. Baseball superstition states that no player should talk to a pitcher during a no-hitter and that the pitcher should make no changes. That must be the reason CC wore only one pair of kicks for this game, as opposed to his two-shoe game last week. Check out what teammate Derek Jeter wore in his signature Jordans, and also the cleated Nikes Carl Crawford of the Rays sported against the Yanks in the same game.

Sabathia pitches 7 2/3 hitless innings in the Air Jordan 11 "Concord"
Derek Jeter sports the Jordan Jeter Throwback while Carl Crawford slides in wearing the Nike Huarache 2K4 cleat PE.
Carl Crawford goes for a triple in the Nike Huarache 2K4 Cleat PE.

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