CC Sabathia

CC Sabathia
Birthdate 7/21/1980
Death Date
Debut Year 2001
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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Baseball America named CC Sabathia the top high school prospect in Northern California

Baseball America named CC Sabathia the top high school prospect in Northern California

When CC Sabathia signed the contract shown above, the 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 inning
A first-round pick of the Indians, Sabathia won 107 games for Cleveland

A first-round pick of the Indians, Sabathia won 107 games for Cleveland

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
In 2007 Sabathia became the second Cleveland pitcher to earn the Cy Young Award

In 2007 Sabathia became the second Cleveland pitcher to earn the Cy Young Award

In 2007 CC Sabathia finished 2nd in the AL wins and WAR, 3rd in ERA, and 5th in strikeouts. The performance earned him the Cy Young Award. CC joined Hall of Fame pitcher Gaylord Perry as the second Indians hurlers to earn the honor. Sabathia finished in the top-5 of Cy Young voting each season from
CC Sabathia tied Bob Gibson for most wins by an African-American pitcher; both have over 3,000 Ks

CC Sabathia tied Bob Gibson for most wins by an African-American pitcher; both have over 3,000 Ks

On April 30, 2019 CC Sabathia struck out Arizona’s John Ryan Murphy in the bottom of the second inning to record his 3,000th strikeout. The 6’6″ hurler became the 17th hurler – and the third left-hander – to reach the plateau. Among southpaws, only Steve Carlton (4,136)
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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The William J. Slocum Award is one of MLB’s most prestigious honors

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William J. Slocum Award

The oldest professional sport in the United States, baseball remains America’s National Pastime to this day. The game’s current leagues were flourishing soon after the end of the 1800s. Every city with a team had multiple newspapers reporting their games. Sportswriters worked from stadium press boxes describing their team’s contests in great detail. The widespread news coverage helped grow the game.
In 1908 writers banded together to form the Baseball Writers Association of America. The BBWAA’s founding mission was to “ensure professional working conditions for beat writers at all MLB ballparks and to promote uniformity of scoring methods.
Early in the 1900s New York City boasted three big league teams, the Giants and Dodgers of the National League, and the Highlanders – who later became the Yankees – in the American League. The Big Apple soon became the hub of the baseball world.
One of the writers who covered the New York teams was William J. Slocum. Respected for his baseball knowledge and writing ability, Slocum quickly rose to the top of his profession. Well-liked, he helped organize the New York chapter of the BBWAA.
The Bill Slocom Award is one of the most prestigious awards baseball has to offer. The little-known honor has been given to more than 50 members of the Hall of Fame.

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