Former MLB All-Star
Career Highlights: Former major league left-handed pitcher CC Sabathia is a six-time All-Star, a Cy Young winner and a World Series Champion with the New York Yankees in 2009. A beloved 19-year MLB veteran, Sabathia played for Cleveland (2001-08), a half season with Milwaukee (2008), before finishing the final 11 years of his career with the Yankees (2009-19). When he retired, Sabathia led all active MLB players in career wins (251), career innings pitched (3,577.1), and career strikeouts (3,093). A three-time Warren Spahn Award winner (best left-hander), Sabathia also was a two-time MLB wins leader and two-time shutouts leader. Sabathia enjoyed his best years from 2005 to 2012 when he was the winningest pitcher in baseball. He also posted a cumulative record of 137-67 with a 3.24 ERA, which included five straight seasons of 17+ wins from 2007 to 2011. During that timeframe, Sabathia averaged more than 220 innings pitched and 200 strikeouts per season, started 257 games and posted 173 quality starts, received four All-Star nods, and won the 2007 Cy Young honor. He was also the 2008 National League shutouts leader. Sabathia recently was given a new MLB role as a Special Assistant to the Commissioner in April 2022.