Pittsburgh Pirates star honors Jackie Robinson with footwear

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Pittsburgh Pirates star, Andrew McCutcheon has paid homage to baseball great Jackie Robinson on the anniversary of his big league debut.

Robinson became the first black player to play in Major League Baseball on opening day of the 1947 season, breaking the color barrier and becoming an idol to many players who followed in his footsteps.

McCutcheon, who won the National League MVP award in 2013, has honored the great man by wearing Robinson's number '42' on his cleats for Jackie Robinson Day.

'Cutch' as he is known,  posted an image of his footwear on instagram along with the caption:

"He was the definiton of the word change. Not only the change in race, but change in this world. #Jackie42 #TeamNike"

Robinson recorded 137 home runs and 734 RBI's during his nine year major league career with the Brooklyn Dodgers. He also played a season each with the Kansas City Monarchs and Montreal Royals before his stint with the majors.

His life was also the inspiration behind the 2013 motion picture '42'.

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