CC Sabathia

CC Sabathia cooperstownexpert.com
Birthdate7/21/1980
Death Date
Debut Year2001
Year of Induction
Teams Brewers, Indians, Yankees
Position Pitcher

Cy Young Award winner CC Sabathia is one of only 17 pitchers to amass 3,000 strikeouts. Many say the 6-time All Star is poised for Cooperstown.

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High school showcase contract for 17-year old CC Sabathia

High school showcase contract for 17-year old CC Sabathia

When CC Sabathia signed the contract shown above, baseball season for his junior year in high school had not yet begun. Though he held great promise, no one would dare envision the level of performance he’d reach by the end of his time at Vallejo High School in California. In 45 2/3 innings he struck out 82 batters while allowing only 14 hits.
Back of the showcase contract featuring signature of 17-year old CC Sabathia

Back of the showcase contract featuring signature of 17-year old CC Sabathia

The back of the high school showcase contract bears the signature of high school junior CC Sabathia. At the time he signed it he had completed his sophomore baseball season but had not yet begun his junior season on the diamond. Sabathia pitched well enough in his prep career to be the first-round s
CC Sabathia received the William J. Slocum/Jack Lang Award in 2019

CC Sabathia received the William J. Slocum/Jack Lang Award in 2019

The New York chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America created the William J. Slocum Award in 1930. Since then it’s been given to more than 50 members of the Baseball Hall of Fame. In 2010, the writers added Jack Lang’s name to the tile of the honor. Nine years later they gave the it to former Cy Young Award winner CC Sabathia. The

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