francisco rodriguez

Back in May, Detriot Tigers closer Francisco Rodriguez became just the sixth pitcher in MLB history to accumulate 400 saves in his career. Francisco entered an exclusive club, joining Mariano Rivera, Trevor Hoffman, Lee Smith, John Franco and Billy Wagner.

Of course, a feat of such magnitude deserves a worthy celebration. So to commemorate his accomplishment, Rivera donned some custom-made shoes that mark his achievement with the number “400” marked on the shoes. The “400” on them also possess a neat little feature: they light up. Apparently, they officially lit up once the closer clinched his 400th save.

About Colby Lanham

Colby Lanham is a graduate of Clemson University who, in addition to writing for The Comeback, has written for SI's Campus Rush, Bleacher Report, and Clemson Athletics. He is an alumni of the 2015 Sports Journalism Institute, where he also worked as an editorial intern for He has interests in football, basketball, and various forms of pop culture.