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CC pays tribute to sports pioneers

Hank Aaron leads off CC Sabathia's list.
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Follow Yankees ace CC Sabathia (@CC_Sabathia) throughout the month of February as he tweets a daily tribute to an African-American athlete who made a difference …

Sabathia explains why he decided to do this:

It's Feb 1... let's kick off black history month by paying tribute to the great athletes who changed their sport and the world around them ... each of them have led the way and inspired me to get to where I am today. So stay tuned I'm going to highlight a different athlete everyday this month, hit me back with your favorites and remember to use #bhm

Feb. 29

Last #bhm tweet, branching out even more on leap day. Thanks for letting me pay tribute to these heroes all month

Feb. 28

1st non athlete on my #bhm list but he's one of the faces of NY sports, some of you may know him as Morris Blackman

Feb. 27

Personal hero of mine, met him at a boys n girls club in Vallejo when I was 9 #bhm

Feb. 25

Been looking forward to this one — "Sweetness" #bhm

TRUE COURAGE

Some athletes are best remembered for heroic actions off the field.

Feb. 24

3rd and final boxer on my #bhm list, Ali named him one of his greatest influences

Feb. 23

Born in Birmingham and grew up to be the fastest man alive #bhm

Feb. 22

This 2x Cy Young, NL MVP and hall of famer also played for the Harlem Globetrotters #bhm

Feb. 21

From late last night, try to guess who "Mr. Cub" is hint:14x all star, @MLB all century team #bhm

Feb. 20

Tribute to Neon Deion, pro and college football hall of famer as of last year #bhm

Feb. 19

NFL MVP in 1985 and Tecmo Bowl superstar... #bhm

Feb. 18

Today's #bhm tribute goes to one of my favorite fighters who left us just a few months ago

Feb. 17

The Courage award at the ESPYs is named after him and for good reason #bhm

Feb. 16

The Knicks may have Linsanity but didn't have an answer for the 100 pt beat down by this #bhm hero

Feb. 15

Because @mlb retired his number in 2007, no player will ever wear #42 on any team because of this player #bhm

Feb. 14

While other people are stuck with joints, he has ball bearings in his legs that give him a mechanical advantage #bhm

Feb. 13

One of the most durable athletes ever, played his last professional baseball game at the age of 59 #bhm

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ONE OF A KIND

Look back at the amazing, vivid life of pitching great Satchel Paige.

Feb. 12

Late #bhm s/o tonight... 1st African American manager in MLB history and hall of famer as a player

Feb. 11

The doctor is in... #bhm

Feb. 10

Former Laker great and 3 time NBA finals MVP... and see a pic of me w another Laker great ... who's taller? #bhm

Feb. 9

Todays tribute goes to an all time NFL great who left us too early...2nd all time in sacks, 2 time defensive POY

Feb. 8

The “say hey kid” had 660 HR, .302 avg, 12 gold gloves, and played for the NY Giants? #bhm

PIONEER SPIRIT

Jackie Robinson was the first black player in the majors. Which brave men followed in his footsteps?

Feb. 7

4.12 40 yd dash fastest ever at NFL combine, heisman winner, and only athlete to be named an all star in 2 sports #bhm

Feb. 6

The only rusher in NFL history to avg over 100 yards a game…for his career #bhm

Feb. 5

In honor of today's game, this athlete has 3 rings and was MVP of Super Bowl XXIII #bhm

Feb. 4

The NBA's all time leading scorer, 6 time MVP, 6 time champion, and now serving his country in the State dpmt #bhm

Feb. 3

This athlete was a hero to probably more kids than anyone on my list. I wanna be like…  #bhm

UNSUNG HEROES

These talented Negro League stars never got a shot at the majors.

Feb. 2

In honor of his trainer Angelo Dundee (RIP), today’s tribute goes to the greatest of all time #bhm

Feb. 1

1st athlete, the "hammer" from Mobile, AL. Broke the Babe's HR record and still holds the record for career RBIs #bhm

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