CC SABATHIA

CC SABATHIA

Team: New York Yankees

Position: Pitcher

Bats/Throws: Left/Left

Height/Weight: 6’6”, 300 lbs.

Date of Birth: July 21, 1980

Hometown: Vallejo, CA

Drafted: 1998- 1st Round by the Cleveland Indians

 

One of the top pitchers in Major League Baseball over the last 15 years, CC Sabathia is a pillar of the New York Yankees’ pitching staff. Sabathia helped lead the Yankees to the 2009 World Series championship and was named the MVP of the 2009 American League Championship Series.

 

Sabathia won the 2007 Cy Young Award as the American League’s top pitcher after posting a 19-7 record and a 3.21 ERA in a league-high 241 innings pitched. He is a six-time All Star selection. Sabathia entered the 2016 season with 223 wins, the second most among active MLB players.  He leads all active MLB pitchers in strikeouts, complete games and Wins Above Replacement (WAR).

 

The 6’6” lefthander made his MLB debut with the Cleveland Indians in 2001 and was the runner up for the Rookie of the Year award.  He pitched with the Milwaukee Brewers in 2008 before joining the Yankees in 2009. He is one of just 17 pitchers in Yankees’ history with at least 100 wins with the team.

 

Sabathia has been active off the field and in the community in numerous philanthropic activities. CC and his wife Amber have worked with the Boys & Girls Club to co-found a nonprofit, “PitCCh In Foundation,” which is designed to help raise the confidence and self-esteem of inner city kids in need through various community outreach, sports and educational programs.

Career Highlights:

  • Six-time MLB All Star (2003, 2004, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012)
  • 2007 American League Cy Young Award winner
  • 2009 American League Championship Series MVP

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CC Sabathia was lights out in the final American League Division Series game, striking out 9 batters in 4.1 innings pitched. The Yankees are now advancing to the American League Championship Series.  
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Check out these Roc Nation Sports highlights below: CC Sabathia picked up his 13th win of the season and the 236th of his career yesterday. He now ranks 16th all-time in wins by a lefty Dez Bryant scored an impressive TD in his 100th career game last night
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Congratulations to CC Sabathia who is now ranked #3 on the all-time left-handed pitchers strikeout list after his 2,833rd strikeout in last night's game.
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On Sept. 15, 2017, New York Yankees All-Star pitcher CC Sabathia and his wife Amber Sabathia hosted their annual youth backpack program at PS 47 (John Randolph Elementary School) in the Bronx, New York.

Through their PitCCh InFoundation, the Sabathias donated 2,000 backpacks filled with school supplies to all students in collaboration with the Kids In Need Foundation and State Bags. The Sabathias also provided backpacks to the youth at Legal Aid Society’s Juvenile Justice Program and the New York City Department of Homeless Services’ Pre-K/3-K Readiness Program.

This was the eighth year of the PitCCh In Foundation signature program. To date, the organization has donated over 36,000 backpacks with school supplies through the New York Tri-State and Vallejo, Calif., CC’s hometown. Photos from the event are available here and must be credited to Roc Nation Sports.

To learn more about the PitCCh In Foundation or to donate, visit www.pitcch.org.

 

 

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CC Sabathia pitched 6 shutout innings against the Red Sox to improve to 8-3 in 2017. He's now tossed 16 scoreless innings against Boston this season. Skylar Diggins-Smith put up 26 points last night including a 3 point shot that sent the game into double overtime.  
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Miguel Sano hit a 3-run home run last night. With his 15th HR of the season, he is All-Star worthy. Vote Miguel Sano for the 2017 MLB All-Star Game here. CC Sabathia had his best start last night, improving to 7-2 after striking out 5 batters in 8 shutout innings. In game 3 of the NBA finals, Kevin Durant posted 31 points, had 8 rebounds and 4 assists, including an impressive 3-pointer with 45 seconds left in the 4th quarter
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