Granderson auctioning JRD spikes, jerseys

Granderson auctioning JRD spikes, jerseys

NEW YORK -- Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson is wearing a pair of customized spikes for Sunday's contest against the Angels, bearing the Jackie Robinson Day logo on the back and No. 42 on the tongue.

"I got the shoes before this homestand started; saw them and loved them," Granderson said. "We're going to auction off the shoes and all the proceeds are going to go to the Jackie Robinson Foundation. The one and only pair will be right here, and some lucky winner will pick them up."

Granderson said that he is also planning to wear two jerseys with the No. 42 for Sunday's game, as all players throughout Major League Baseball wear Robinson's universally retired number to honor the former Dodger's barrier-shattering achievements.

Granderson said he will change at some point during the game and wants to auction off one of the jerseys to benefit the Jackie Robinson Foundation.

"For me, it means a bunch of different things; getting a chance to play this great game I love," Granderson said. "You look at the diversity, all of which started with Jackie Robinson 65 years ago helping the Civil Rights movement and opening up many doors, not only in baseball but in life in general."