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Monday, September 23, 2019

CC Sabathia sheds tears as family reads tributes

CC Sabathia wiped tears with his hands and the top of his size 56 jersey. Honored at Yankee Stadium ahead of his retirement at season’s end, his sentimental side emerged as his wife, mother and children read tributes during a video displayed on the center field scoreboard.

“This is the first time I got emotional,” Sabathia said after the New York Yankees’ regular season home finale Sunday against Toronto.

True to his nature, the 39-year-old left-hander thanked the training and clubhouse staff by name. He watched retirement ceremonies for Mariano Rivera, Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada and Andy Pettitte, but this was different.

“It’s kind of surreal,” he said. “To have a day for myself feels weird.”

 

QLE Posted: September 23, 2019 at 12:59 AM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: c.c. sabathia, retirements

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   1. Jeremy Renner App is Dead and I killed it Posted: September 23, 2019 at 01:36 AM (#5882065)
CC is so awesome. Wish him the best.
   2. bachslunch Posted: September 23, 2019 at 04:58 AM (#5882086)
Any doubt he gets elected to the HoF? I think he’s a lock via the BBWAA though he likely lasts a couple years on the ballot:

63.0 BBRef WAR (50th all time)
116 ERA+ (ERA is 3.74)
251-161 W-L
3091 Ks (39th all time)
Won a Cy Young award, finished top 5 four other times
   3. Fernigal McGunnigle Posted: September 23, 2019 at 07:48 AM (#5882091)
Any doubt he gets elected to the HoF?
The doubt would be because he doesn't have a really exceptional peak. But it's appropriate that CC's HoF case would rest entirely on bulk.
   4. cookiedabookie Posted: September 23, 2019 at 10:10 AM (#5882133)
My favorite CC stat is his career ERA is lower than his ERA as an Indian and as a Yankee, over 3400 innings combined. That's how amazing his 130.2 innings with the Brewers was.
   5. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: September 23, 2019 at 10:21 AM (#5882139)
And his postseason ERA as a Brewer was 8 runs higher than his overall postseason ERA. That's what small sample sizes can do.
   6. Itchy Row Posted: September 23, 2019 at 11:43 AM (#5882166)
Sabathia led the AL and the NL in shutouts in 2008.
   7. cardsfanboy Posted: September 23, 2019 at 05:38 PM (#5882334)
The doubt would be because he doesn't have a really exceptional peak


I think 1 Cy Young and 4* other top 5 finishes might make that a hard argument.

2007-2011, 5 seasons 95-40 record, with 142 era+, 3.09 era, averaging 34 starts a season(and the aforementioned Cy Young, and 4 other top 5 finishes in those seasons) Sabathia had a peak... it may not be Pedro/Maddux/Johnson level, but it was an exceptional peak.

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