Detroit Tigers pitcher Francisco Rodriguez made history last month when he became just the sixth pitcher in MLB history to record 400 saves, and he got it done in a crazy pair of custom Air Jordans.
As Rodriguez joined an elite class made up of John Franco, Trevor Hoffman, Mariano Rivera, Lee Smith, and Billy Wagner, he wore a pair of custom Jordan 4 cleats emblazoned with a Venezuelan flag and references to the milestone.
ESPN reports that the cleats were customized by a designer in Puerto Rico, and that the "400" script at the side panel was actually wired to light up the moment Rodriguez reached the mark.
These custom cleats already had an amazing story attached to them, but it's where they're headed next that makes them truly special. Rodriguez plans to gift the cleats to his 73-year-old mother—who's actually his paternal grandmother but raised him—back in Venezuela.
"The only reason I'm here is because of her," he said.