C.C. Sabathia

  • AL Cy Young Award (2007)
  • 6 × All-Star player ( 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012 )
  • World Series winners (2009)
  • ALCS MVP (2009)

Carsten Charles " CC" Sabathia ( born July 21, 1980 in Vallejo, California) is an American Major League Baseball pitcher in the team of the New York Yankees. His professional contract is the most highly doped contract for a pitcher in baseball history.

The majority of his career so far denied Sabathia for the Cleveland Indians, a short time but also as a pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers.

High School

Sabathia attended Vallejo High School and already played there very successful (especially with an ERA of 0.77 in his last season ). Also in Football would Sabathia, can make a career at least college level.

MLB career

Cleveland Indians

Sabathia was drafted in the first round of the Draft by the Cleveland Indians in 1998. In 2000 he was during the preparation of a member of the U.S. Olympic baseball team, but was not at the Olympic Games in 2000 are used.

Already in its first year in 2001 Sabathia was able to convince at the Indians and was only beaten by Ichirō Suzuki in the election for rookie of the year the American League.

In 2003 and 2004 he was appointed on the part of AL due to its still convincing performances for the All -Star Game, also in 2007. 2006 he became the first left-handed pitcher who was able to win at least ten wins in his first six career years. This series he was able to expand in the coming years on the last nine years ( including 2009).

2007 was the best year so far Sabathias with an ERA of 3:21 and a record of 19-7 in 34 starts. Also, due to its performance, the Cleveland Indians have won the division title after six years of waiting period; Sabathia received this year for the first time Cy Young Award of the American League, the only pitcher for the Cleveland Indians making him next to Gaylord Perry regarding this award, however, was honored in the following year with Cliff Lee, another Indians player so. In the postseason, however, Sabathia disappointed when he had to suffer from 10:45 two defeats in two starts against the Boston Red Sox with an ERA.

The year 2008 began less successful, so that the Indians came to a sale of Sabathia in the eye, before becoming a free agent could go free transfer.

Milwaukee Brewers (2008)

Consequently, Sabathia was traded on July 7, 2008 to the Milwaukee Brewers for four other players. Along with the games for Cleveland, he scored this year 17-10 with a ERA of 2.70.

Noteworthy is the game of 31 August 2008, in which Sabathia a possible no-hitter by a fair value assigned to broken swing ( "checked swing" ) of an opposing player " lost ". Also a petition to the Major League Baseball that this -evaluated as hit strike should instead be seen as Error was unsuccessful. Again, could Sabathia in the postseason not convince you, as the Brewers reached the Division Series against the Philadelphia Phillies, but lost.

New York Yankees (since 2009)

December 8, 2008 Sabathia joined with the New York Yankees a limited seven-year contract worth a total of 161 million U.S. dollars. This contract is until then the most lucrative contract for a pitcher in the history of MLB.

In his first season for the Yankees, he reached 19-8 with an ERA of 3.37 so that it shall be deemed renewed potential winner of the AL Cy Young Award. In the postseason for the first time Sabathia could build on the successes of the regular season and was due to two victories in the American League Championship Series Most Valuable Player, so most valuable player, was appointed.


Sabathia is married and has three children.