- Date of Birth:
- July 21, 1980
- 6' 7"
CC Sabathia (born Carsten Charles Sabathia, Jr. on July 21, 1980 in Vallejo, California) is an American professional baseball pitcher. CC attended Vallejo High where he discovered his natural talent in baseball. CC played one summer in the Major League Baseball youth program. When he was 18, CC entered the 1998 MLB Draft. The Cleveland Indians drafted him and gave him a $1.3 million signing bonus. After spending two years in the minors, he made his debut in 2001 as the youngest player in the Major Leagues. He spent seven years with the Indians, leading the leagues in hits per 9 innings during his rookie year. CC continued to excel at pitching, scoring his 1,000th career strikeout on May 21, 2006. In 2008, he became a free agent and the Indians traded him to the Milwaukee Brewers. After one season with the Brewers, he signed with the New York Yankees in 2009. CC scored a $161 million contract, then the largest contract for a pitcher in MLB history. That year, he won his first MLB Championship, helping the Yankees beat the Philadelphia Phillies.
Best Known For:
CC Sabathia is best known as a pitcher, winning the World Series with the New York Yankees in 2009.
CC and his wife, Amber, have four children: Carsten Charles, Jadeen Arie, Cyia, and Carter. The family lives in Alpine, New Jersey, but CC maintains a close connection to his hometown of Vallejo. He is an Oakland Raiders fan. He also operates the PitCChIn Foundation, which helps inner city children. In Oct. 2015, CC checked himself into rehab over alcohol addiction.