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CC Sabathia

CC Sabathia
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: July 21, 1980 in Vallejo, CA USA
  • Weight: 300 lbs.
  • Height: 6'6"
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: L
  • Debut: April 08, 2001
  • Final Game: September 24, 2019
  • Cy Young Award - 2007
  • TSN All-Star - 2007
  • TSN Pitcher of the Year - 2007
  • ALCS MVP - 2009
  • Cy Young - 2007
  • Cy Young - 2008
  • Cy Young - 2009
  • Cy Young - 2010
  • Cy Young - 2011
  • MVP - 2007
  • MVP - 2008
  • MVP - 2009
  • MVP - 2010
  • Rookie of the Year - 2001
 
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A 19-year veteran, C.C. Sabathia debuted with the Cleveland Indians in 2001, and showed immediately that he was a star, finishing 17-5, leading the AL in H/9 (7.4), and had it not been for Ichiro Suzuki, would have been named the American League Rookie of the Year.

Sabathia remained the ace of the Cleveland staff for the next six seasons, going to the All-Star Game in 2003, 2004, and 2007, the last year of which was an electric campaign for the Californian.  Sabathia won the Cy Young in that season, with a 19-7 record, a 3.21 ERA, 209 Strikeouts, and a league-leading 5.65 SO/BB.  The following season, Sabathia's contract was up. With the Indians struggling, he was traded to Milwaukee for their playoff run. He while the Brewers did not win the World Series, he was a large part of their playoff appearance, having led the NL in Complete Games (7) and Shutouts (3), despite only playing in the league for half of it.  Sabathia's stock had never been higher, so it was only natural that he would sign with the biggest boys on the block, the New York Yankees.

Joining the Bronx in 2009, Sabathia came in as another weapon for the Yankees.  Sabathia led the AL in Wins in both 2009 and 2010 and was in the top four in Cy Young voting over the next three years and going to three more All-Star Games (2010-12).  He helped New York win the World Series in 2009, and while he went into decline in the mid-10s, he was still capable of quality starts and helping the Yankees make post seasons.

Sabathia retired with a record of 251-161 with 3,093 Strikeouts.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Vallejo, California, U.S.A.
  • Eligible In: Wednesday, 01 January 2025
  • Position: Pitcher
  • Played For: Cleveland Indians, Milwaukee Brewers, New York Yankees
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Cy Young (1) (AL) (2007)
    TSN Pitcher of the Year (1) (AL) (2007)
    All-Star (6) (2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2011 & 2012)
    ALCS MVP (1) (2009)
    Most Wins (2) (AL) (2009 & 2010)
    Lowest H/9 (1) (AL) (2001)
    Most Innings Pitched (2) (AL) (2007) & (ML) (2008)
    Most Games Started (3) (AL) (2007 & 2010) & (ML) (2008)
    Most Complete Games (2) (AL) (2006 & 2008)
    Most Shutouts (3) (AL) (2006 & 2008) & (NL) (2008)
    Highest SO/BB (2) (AL) (2007 & 2012)
    World Series Rings (1) (New York Yankees 2009) 

  • Other Points of Note:

    7 Top Ten Finishes (ERA)
    10 Top Ten Finishes (Wins)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (WHIP)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (H/9)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (BB/9)
    7 Top Ten Finishes (SO/9)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (Innings Pitched)
    10 Top Ten Finishes (Strikeouts)
    6 Top Ten Finishes (Games Started
    7 Top Ten Finishes (Complete Games)
    8 Top Ten Finishes (Shutouts)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (SO/BB)
    7 Top Ten Finishes (ERA+)
    7 Top Ten Finishes (FIP)
    6 Top Ten Finishes (bWAR for Pitchers)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Win Probability Added)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Championship Win Probability Added)

  • Notable All Time Rankings:

    16. Strikeouts: 3,093
    28. Games Started: 560
    47. Wins: 251
    54. bWAR for Pitchers: 62.0
    64. Innings Pitched: 3,577.1
    86. SO/9: 7.782
    86. Win Probability Added: 22.8
    96. SO/BB: 2.814

Should C.C. Sabathia be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 100%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 0%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 0%
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