After signing a seven-year contract with the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB), CC Sabathia became one of the highest-paid players in Major League Baseball. The American professional baseball player has made a name for himself and his country. Here are the key details you need to know about this outstanding baseball player.
CC Sabathia’s Bio, Nationality, Age
CC Sabathia, whose full name is Carsten Charles Sabathia Jr., was born on July 21, 1980, in Vallejo, California. He has American citizenship and is of African-American descent. Sabathia is a professional baseball pitcher with the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB). His father was a drug addict and was called Corky; he contracted the dreaded HIV and died of stomach cancer in 2002. Sabathia attended Vallejo High School, and as someone who loved baseball since childhood, he excelled in baseball, basketball, and soccer. As a teenager, Sabathia had played baseball in the Major League Baseball Youth Program in the summer.
He was just as good at football as he was at baseball, so he received scholarship offers for college football from various schools, and one of those offers came from UCLA. On January 27, 2012, Sabathia was honored by his high school when they renamed their school’s baseball field in his name and declared it CC Sabathia Day.
CC Sabathia started his career in 1998 with the Cleveland Indians but started in the Minor League. He started playing in the Major League in 2001 and was the youngest player in the league at that time. He hits and throws with his left hand. He left the Indians in 2008 and signed to play for the Milwaukee Brewers, but left the team in December of the same year to sign a $161 million contract with the New York Yankees, which was the most profitable contract in baseball history until 2013 when the Seattle Mariners received the signature of Félix Hernández in a $175 million contract.
Sabathia is currently with the Yankees and is considered one of the most consistent pitchers in the MLB. He was also featured in a promotional video in which he made a public announcement for “Battlefield Bad Company 2” against random grenade throws.
As an American professional baseball player, Cc Sabathia has also received awards for his professional achievements. In 2000, he received the “Lou Boudreau Award” after being named “Indians Minor League Player of the Year”. In 2007 he was the winner of the AL CY Young Award. Sabathia also won the American League Championship Series (ALCS) “Most Valuable Player Award” for his performance in the ALCS 2009 and in the same year (2009) he won the ALCS MVP Award.
The CC Sabathia has an estimated net value of between 60 and 80 million dollars. His net assets grew by leaps and bounds after he signed the seven-year contract with the New York Yankees – with a salary of $25 million. The contract was worth $161 million, making him the ninth highest-paid player and the highest-paid pitcher in the history of Major League Baseball.
Who is CC Sabathia’s Wife?
Sabathia is married to Amber Sabathia and they have four children (two boys and two girls). Their names are Carsten Charles Jr III, Jaden, Cyia, and Carter Sabathia. He lives with his family in New Jersey.
The lovebirds are high school sweethearts, as they both attended Vallejo High School in California and started dating in the second year of school. Sabathia said in an interview that he was inspired to propose marriage to his wife after being robbed at gunpoint. The incident made him realize that he needed to start a family and they got married on June 9, 2003. Amber is a very hard working and supportive wife and also a good mother to her children.
She is a graduate of San Francisco State University and has her own website where she refers to herself as “Mommy Mogul”. Amber also has a clothing line for her children called CCandy, which she promotes with this slogan. According to her, the clothing line was inspired by her four children. She usually wears the children’s clothes when they go out to support and cheer on their father.
She and her husband also own a foundation called “Pitcch In”, an organization that aims to help children in the inner city finish school and increase their self-esteem through educational and sports activities. Amber said that she and her husband were persuaded to set up this foundation because they were once inner-city children and had benefited from other people’s help. In 2014, Amber Sabathia participated in the New York City Marathon. The couple lives with their children and enjoys marital bliss.
Height, Weight and Quick Facts
Name: Carsten Charles Sabathia Jr.
Known as: CC Sabathia
Profession: Baseball player
Birth Date: July 21, 1980
Birth Place: Vallejo, California
Spouse: Amber Sabathia
Children: 4 (Carsten Charles Jr III, Jaden, Cyia and Carter Sabathia)
Height: 6 ft 7 in (200 cm)
Weight: 125 kg (275 lbs)
Eye Color: Dark brown
Hair Color: Black
Salary: $10 million (2018)
Net Worth: $60-80 million