Carsten Charles Sabathia, Jr. is an American professional baseball pitcher who plays for the New York Yankees. He became the highest-paid pitcher in MLB history upon signing with the Yankees in 2009. He played the first seven and a half with the Cleveland Indians. C.C. also won the 2007 Cy Young Award.
CC Sabathia Jr. was born on the 21st July 1980, in Vallejo, California. His grandmother began calling him C.C. as his name was too long. As a teenager, he played summer baseball in the Major League Baseball youth program. CC’s father Carsten Sr. was a sports fanatic, and his mother was a telephone operator. His hero while growing up was Muhammad Ali. As a child, he was particularly not large. But he would grow up to be more than six feet tall.
Sabathia’s father left the family in 1992, and his mother raised him. She started taking a keen interest in his baseball career. She was active in monitoring her son’s career.
Margie also followed her son’s Little League games. His favorite players were Jose Canseco, Mark McGwire, Robby Thompson, Dave Parker, Will Clark, Matt Williams, Dave Stewart, and Carney Lansford. C.C. was drafted in the first round by the Indians in the 1998 MLB draft. He was given a bonus of $1.3 million. He was selected in 2000, for the 28-man United States Olympic Team. Before the Olympics, he played a game in Sydney, Australia. He was not on the official 24-man, Gold Medal-winning roster.
He was the youngest player playing in the Major Leagues. He was second in the AL voting for Rookie of the Year. He lost the first place to Ichiro Suzuki. He signed a four-year contract worth $9.5 million with the Indians, in 2002. In 2002 he came tenth in the AL in strikeouts. C.C’s weight went up as high as 200 in the 2000s. He started taking his weight seriously and hired a dietician. He also hired a strength coach. CC dropped 15 pounds. In the 2004 season, C.C went 11–10 with a 4.12 ERA and 139 strikeouts and made his second All-Star selection. The Indians signed C.C. again on 2005 for two years for the amount $17.75 million. The left-handed pitcher was fourth in the AL in strikeouts in the year 2005. C.C. went 15–10 and led the Tribe with 161 strikeouts.
In 2008, Sabathia began his season with a 3.83 ERA in 18 starts. He was leading the American League strikeouts. Sabathia departed Cleveland when he was fifth in the club’s history in strikeouts. On July 7, 2008, Sabathia was traded for Matt LaPorta, Michael Brantley, Rob Bryson and Zach Jackson in the Milwaukee Brewers. Sabathia was sixth for getting the 2008 NL MVP award.
On December 18, 2008, C.C.signed a seven-year, $161 million contract with the New York Yankees. C.C. was the highest-paid pitcher in the history of MLB history until 2013. Sabathia won his first championship ring with the Yankees. On April 2010, he took a no-hitter into the 8th inning. C.C. Sabathia was diagnosed with a torn meniscus in his knee during an offseason. He went through arthroscopic surgery. Sabathia got back to his game in the spring. He lost around 25 to 30 pounds to avoid further knee damage. On October 2012, he went through another arthroscopic surgery on his left elbow to get a bone spur removed. C.C. started a crash dieting after a cousin of his died of heart disease. Sabathia was placed on the 15-day disabled list in May 2014 because of knee inflammation. C.C. underwent surgery in July to repair his degenerated knee.
At the end of the 2014 season, CC has acquired 25 hits in 115 plate appearances. Sabathia has the most number of complete games than any active pitcher, with 37 at the end of 2013. In 2008, CC became the third pitcher in history to homer in both leagues. He is one of the most durable pitchers in MLB history. On an average, he has pitched 200 innings per season.
C.C. and his wife Amber have four kids together. Their son Carsten Charles III was born in 2003, their daughter Jaeden Arie was born in 2005, Cyia was born in 2008, and Carter was born in 2010. C.C. and his family lived in Fairfield, California outside his hometown. The Sabathia family moved to Alpine, New Jersey when he signed to New York Yankees. On January 27, in the year 2012, Vallejo High School honored Sabathia and declared it “CC Sabathia Day”. He stays good friends with Cliff Lee and Prince Fielder.
CC Sabathia Education:
C.C Sabathia went to the Vallejo High School. He excelled in sports like baseball, basketball, and football in school. CC played summer baseball in the Major League Baseball youth program. C.C. received a scholarship to play college football, from the UCLA, and University of Hawaii.
C.C. Sabathia Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $70 Million US Dollars
CC Sabathia’s net worth is around $70 million. He is the tenth highest MLB Pitchers of all time. CC is also one of the richest sportsmen of our era. He has an average salary for $23.5 million. In December 2008, he signed the seven-year contract, worth $161 million. It made him the highest paid player in the MLB history.
Earnings through the years:
2013- $23.5 Million
2014- $24.2 Million
2015- $23.9 Million
CC Sabathia Business model:
Sabathia began his MLB career in the year 2001 with the Indians by earning a signing bonus of $1.3 million. Next year in February he signed a four year deal of $9.5 million. From 2015, he is receiving and an annual salary of $155 million. CC makes around $ 1 million from sponsors like Pepsi Subway, EA Sports, and Nike’s Jordan Brand annually. He has supported various charity causes in his hometown Vallejo, California and New York.
Income from sponsorship throughout the years:
CC Sabathia Assets:
A few years ago CC was the highest paid pitcher on earth. He has certainly invested the money well in an impressive car collection. He owns an impressive Ferrari 612, Range Rover, and Rolls-Royce Phantom in his collection.
The star owns many beautiful real estates in the U.S. He owns an Alpine Mansion in New Jersey which is worth $15 million. He also reportedly owns a $1.5 million house in Fairfield, Calif, which is on sale.
There have been speculations that 2017 will be CC Sabathia’s last year at the Yankees. His struggle with health issues has been indicating that his good days may be over.
C.C. is a dynamic pitcher. He does not trick anyone. He has a deceptively smooth motion that can easily overwhelm the opponent. But the question about his health and maturity is always on everyone’s mind. He seems to have managed them both well in the past.