After signing a seven-year contract with the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB), CC Sabathia became one of the highest paid Major League Baseball player. The American professional baseball player has made a name for himself and for his country. Here are major details you need to know about this outstanding baseballer.
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. His nationality is American and he is of African American ethnicity. Sabathia is a professional baseball pitcher for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB). His father was a drug addict who was called Corky; he contracted the dreaded HIV and died of stomach cancer in 2002. Sabathia attended Vallejo High School and being someone who loved baseball right from childhood, he performed excellently in baseball, basketball and football. As a teenager, Sabathia had played summer baseball in the major league baseball youth program.
In football, he was also as good as he was with baseball such that he received scholarship offers from different schools to play college football and one of such offers was from UCLA. On January 27, 2012, Sabathia was honored by his high school when they renamed their school’s baseball field to his name and declaring that day a “CC Sabathia Day”.
CC Sabathia began his career with Cleveland Indians in 1998, but started in the minor league. He started playing in the major league in 2001 and was the youngest player in the league at the time. He bats and throws with the left hand. In 2008, he left the Indians and signed to play for the Milwaukee Brewers but left in December 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 obtained Félix Hernández’s signature in a $175 million deal.
Sabathia is currently with the Yankees and is regarded as one of the most durable pitchers in MLB. He has also appeared in a promotional video where he was shown doing a public service announcement against random grenade throws for “Battlefield Bad Company 2”.
As an American professional baseball player, Cc Sabathia has also won awards for his professional accomplishments. He received the “Lou Boudreau Award” in 2000 after he was named the Indians Minor League Player of the Year. In 2007, he was the winner of the AL CY Young Award. Sabathia has also won the American League Championship Series (ALCS) Most Valuable Player Award and this was given to him for his performance in the 2009 ALCS and in that same year (2009), he won the ALCS MVP Award.
CC Sabathia has an estimated net worth of between $60-80 million. His net worth grew by leaps and bounds after he signed the seven years contract with the New York Yankees – with a salary of $25 million. The contract was worth $161 million which made him the ninth highest paid player and the highest paid pitcher in the Major League Baseball history.
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 resides in New Jersey with his family.
The lovebirds are high school sweethearts as they both attended the Vallejo High School in California and started dating in sophomore year in school. Sabathia in an interview said he got inspired to propose to his wife after he was robbed at gunpoint, the incident made him realize he had to start a family and they got married on June 9, 2003. Amber is a very hardworking and supportive wife and is also a good mother to her children.
She graduated from San Francisco State University and has her own website in which she refers to herself as a “Mommy Mogul”. Amber also has a clothing line for her kids called CCandy and she uses the slogan to promote it. According to her, the clothing line was inspired by her four children. She usually wears the kids clothes from the line whenever they go out to support and cheer their dad.
She and her husband also own a foundation called “Pitcch In”, an organization which is aimed at helping the inner-city kids graduate from high school and to raise their self-esteem through educational and athletic activities. Amber said she and her husband were moved to open this foundation because they were once inner-city kids and have also benefited from other people. In 2014, Amber Sabathia participated in the New York City marathon. The couple lives together with their kids and are enjoying 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