CC SABATHIA

CC SABATHIA

HOMETOWN: Vallejo, CA

DATE OF BIRTH: July 21, 1980

POSITION: LHP

TEAM: New York Yankees

 

PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS:

  • On June 12, 2018, Sabathia became one of only five pitchers in New York Yankees history to record 1,500 strikeouts for the team
  • A 17-year MLB veteran, including the last nine seasons with the New York Yankees
  • MLB’s active leader in strikeouts, innings pitched, complete games, and WAR
  • Ranks third in MLB history in strikeouts by a left-hander, trailing only Hall of Famers Steve Carlton and Randy Johnson
  • Helped lead the Yankees win the 2009 World Series
  • Sabathia went 19-7 with a 3.21 ERA and 209 strikeouts in 2007, earning the American League Cy Young Award
  • In 2001, Sabathia went 17-5 with 171 strikeouts, finishing 2nd in Rookie of the Year voting
  • Sabathia was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the first round of the 1998 MLB draft

AWARDS:

  • 6x All-Star (2003, 2004, 2007, 2010-2012)
  • 2x MLB wins leader (2009, 2010)
  • World Series Champion (2009)
  • ALCS MVP (2009)
  • AL Cy Young Award (2007)

OFF-FIELD HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Sabathia and his wife, Amber, have four children – CC Jr., Jaeden, Cyia and Carter
  • He and his wife founded the nonprofit, “PitCCh In Foundation,” designed to help raise the confidence and self-esteem of inner city kids in need through various community outreach, sports and educational programs, has been an important element in rounding out his contribution to the teams for whom he has played. To learn more or to donate, visit pitcch.org.
  • Sabathia and veteran media personality Ryan Ruocco launched the R2C2 Podcast with The Players’ Tribune in July 2017. The show hosts athletes and celebrities discussing sports, music, culture and more. Listen here: theplayerstribune.com/r2c2-podcast
  • A native of the Bay Area, Sabathia and his family are longtime and dedicated Oakland Raider fans
  • Sabathia remains very close friends with MLB players, Cliff Lee, Prince Fielder and Robinson Cano
  • In his downtime, Sabathia enjoys golfing with friends and spending time with his family

MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS:

Latest Posts

Congratulations to CC Sabathia on being named the Yankees 2018 nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award! The award is given annually to the player who best represents the game of Baseball through extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy, and positive contributions, both on and off the field. VOTE CC SABATHIA HERE From serving as president alongside his wife and co-founder of the PitCCh In Foundation, Amber, to charitable efforts in his hometown of Vallejo, Calif., and many more, Sabathia is consistently among the team leaders in doing good for his community whenever possible. "In over 17 years of service at the Major League level, CC, his foundation and the aforementioned members of his family have gone above and beyond to assist those in need," - MLB.com. "Their countless contributions are too many to list, but have proven to be incredibly important and impactful for many."
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Join CC Sabathia and his PitCCh In Foundation for a night of fun at the inaugural Celebrity Softball Game for charity! All proceeds will benefit CC's PitCCh In Foundation and New York Yankees Foundation. Tickets are available on PitCCh.org or Ticketmaster.com.
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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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