Full name is Carsten Charles Sabathia… he and his wife, Amber, have two sons, Carsten Charles III and Carter Charles, and two daughters, Jaden Arie and Cyia Cathleen… attended Vallejo Senior High School, where he compiled a mark of 6-0 with a 0.77 ERA (46.2IP, 14H, 4ER, 14BB, 82K) during his senior season… was the top high school prospect coming out of Northern California according to Baseball America… was also an all-conference tight end in football at Vallejo… had scholarship offers to play college football and had signed a letter of intent at Hawaii… was selected to the 2000 United States Olympic Team Roster and appeared in one pre-Olympic tournament game in Sydney, Australia, but was not on the official 24-man, Gold Medal-winning roster. In 2009, officially established the "PitCCh In" Foundation with his wife, Amber… the foundation is committed to the care and needs of inner-city children while helping to raise self-esteem through sports activities and education… had a five-member team run for the foundation in the 2013 New York City Marathon. Since 2009, PitCCh In has given more than 15,500 youngsters new backpacks filled with back-to-school essentials in the Sabathias' hometown of Vallejo, Calif., and have replicated the charitable endeavor in the Bronx at P.S. 152 in the Bronx in 2010, P.S. 160 in the Bronx in 2011 and P.S. 106 in the Bronx in 2012 and '13… for Thanksgiving 2009, joined Safeway to deliver 500 dinners to Vallejo families in need… played secret Santa for 22 Vallejo teenagers in foster care for Christmas 2009, taking the kids on a shopping spree… has provided holiday gifts to children in need through "Toys for Tots"… also provided sports equipment to the Madison Square Boys & Girls Club in New York City in 2009. Has hosted an annual holiday party for 52 members of the Madison
Square Boys & Girls Columbus Clubhouse at the MLB Fan Cave each December since 2011… kids in attendance are treated to a holiday feast and take part in various activities, including interactive games, karaoke, dancing and entertainment before each leaving with a gift… the children also perform a special dance as a gift to thank the Sabathias. Served as a celebrity judge on Spike TV's reality show, Ink Master, in February 2014… along with Mark Teixeira, appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in January 2014. In January 2014, took low-income Vallejo teens bowling and on a shopping spree at Nike Town… also hosted a PitCCh In Foundation ProCamps for over 200 children, which was held on CC Sabathia Field at Vallejo High School. Along with Amber, took part in the 25th Tampa Holiday Concert in December 2013, where they read "Twas the Night Before Christmas" to over 1,000 kids. Held the third annual CC Challenge fundraising event on 11/9/13… modeled after TV's "Amazing Race," it featured
34 small teams on an adventurous three-hour scavenger hunt through Manhattan's Central Park… due to Hurricane Sandy, in 2012, the Sabathias postponed the event and instead brought food and children's clothing to families, and provided gift cards to local individuals in need… they also helped re-paint the Boys & Girls Clubs in Hoboken, N.J… the inaugural CC Challenge was held on 11/12/11 in Manhattan. With MLB Properties and Outerstuff, Ltd®, the Sabathias celebrated the launch of a new children's clothing line, CCandy®, with an exclusive fashion show event on 8/8/13 at the MLB Fan Cave in Manhattan… Amber Sabathia is the creator and designer of the CCandy clothing line that is co-branded with MLB and Outerstuff, Ltd. Dedicated a basketball court in Vallejo, Calif., on 6/10/13 in honor of his cousin, Demetrius Davis, who passed away suddenly in December 2012… "PitCCh In" made a donation to fund the court. Received a 2013 Thurman Munson Award for success on the field and in the philanthropic community… was also honored with the 2012 Joan Payson Humanitarian Award by the BBWAA New York Chapter for community service. Was named the Yankees' nominee for the 2011 Roberto Clemente Award, given annually to the player who best represents the game of baseball through positive contributions on and off the field, including sportsmanship and community involvement. Along with Amber, received the 2012 "Champion of Youth" Award from Continentals of Omega Boys & Girls
Club, where he attended as a child… hosted a 2011 fundraising reception at the Stone Mansion in Alpine, N.J., to establish a scholarship fund for children in need of assistance provided by The Therapeutic Nursery at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, where Amber Sabathia serves as a member of the Board of Directors… in 2013, the Sabathias and PitCCh In hosted another fundraiser for the JCC at NYY Steak at Yankee Stadium. Received the Bart Giamatti Award for compassion and community service at the 2011 Baseball Assistance Team (B.A.T.) Dinner… also named a finalist for the 2010 Jefferson Award for Public Service by an athlete… served as Yankees representative for the Pepsi Refresh Project, supporting Out2Play… was honored at the Vallejo Mayor's Community Recognition Dinner on 11/28/09, where he received the Mayor's Achievement Award. Participated on a Guest Judging Panel in 2013 to help select Major League Baseball's 30 Honorary Bat Girl winners, recognizing baseball fans who have been affected by breast cancer and demonstrated a commitment to eradicating the disease. Participated in ICAP Charity Day on 12/5/12, during which 100% of ICAP revenue and 100% of broker commissions
went directly to charities… on 11/3/13, participated in Bloomberg Trade Books "Trade It Forward" charity event to benefit the PitCCh In Foundation. Was inducted into the Boys & Girls Club National Hall of Fame on 5/2/12. Was honored by having the Vallejo City Unified School District rename his high school field "CC Sabathia Field at Patterson Park" in January 2012. Renovated Thurmon Field, his former Little League field, in Vallejo, Calif… threw out the first pitch at the field's Spring Classic on 4/19/10 and again on 6/1/11… held clinics at the field in January 2010 and '11, and hosted the Vallejo High Baseball Bash on 1/22/11 to raise funds for his former school… refurbished the Omega Boys & Girls Club in Vallejo in 2010. Took part in Payless Shoes' Payless Gives Shoes 4 Kids event on 12/9/10, joining children selected by the "PitCCh In" Foundation and the Madison Square Boys & Girls Club in a group shoe-shopping trip in New York City… held a holiday party for the group at the MLB Fan Cave in Manhattan in 2011 and '12. Hosted a Christmas Caravan in 2010 with Amber, creating four consecutive days of community events in Vallejo focused on infant, youth, teen and adult programs… refurbished a foster home nursery, held a holiday party at the Kaiser Vallejo Pediatric Ward, hosted a shopping excursion for troubled teens who have overcome challenges and refurbished, redecorated and landscaped the Rosewood Women's Home… hosted their annual 2012 CC Christmas Caravan, providing a baby shower for low-income expectant moms, refurbishing the local senior center and hosting a holiday party for kids at Kaiser Hospital. Joined Carl Crawford at Tropicana Field on 7/29/09 and Orlando Hudson on 5/14/10 at Yankee Stadium to speak to African-American youth and encourage them to get involved with baseball… also served as an MLB spokesman for RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities)… gave free haircuts to Bronx neighborhood kids at Jordan's Barber Shop on 6/3/09 and 6/1/10. Purchased 500 tickets to a Golden State Warriors basketball game in 2009 and distributed them to children from the Boys & Girls Clubs in Oakland and Vallejo… assisted in funding two programs for inner-city children at Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation in 2009… purchased lights for the 2008 Macy's Holiday Tree as part of a fund-raising benefit for the University of California-San Francisco Children's Hospital. Was a regular participant in the Indians' Winter Press Caravan and was involved in numerous community endeavors
during his tenure with Cleveland, including: OfficeMax Parent-Child Clinics, the Larry Doby RBI Program, Red Cross "Fire Prevention Week," the Cleveland Scholarship Program, Grand Slam Summer Literacy, High Achievers and the Giant Eagle week-long baseball camps… was also a regular visitor to area hospitals as part of the "Tribe Loving Care" program… co-chaired the Swim for Diabetes and participated in the Dick's Sporting Goods "Shop with a Pro" in 2006-07… danced in the Oakland Ballet's "Nutcracker" for charity in 2004 along with Barry Zito and Tony La Russa… organized the Sabathia Baseball Clinic in his hometown of Vallejo in 2003. Since 2005, has supported "Strikeouts For Troops," a national program founded by Barry Zito which provides "comforts of home" to wounded troops being treated in military hospitals nationwide and assists their families… has personally contributed $100 for each strikeout… participated in adopting 25 military families and providing Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner, as well as Christmas gifts for the children from 2005-13.
Was 3-4 with a 5.28 ERA(46.0IP, 27ER) in eight starts with the Yankees in 2014…opponents batted.301 (58-for-193, 10HR); LH.160 (4-for-25, 1HR), RH .321(54-for-168, 9HR)…despite not pitching a full season, ﬁnished with a 9.39K/9.0IP ratio, the highest such single-season mark of hiscareer (46.0IP, 48K)... Made his 11th career Opening Day start and sixth with the Yankees (2009-14), becoming the ﬁfth pitcher in franchise history to make at least six O.D. starts for the club (Ford-7, Guidry-7, Stottlemyre-7 and Gomez-6)…struck out Dexter Fowler in the fourth inning for his 1,000th strikeout as a Yankee, reaching the mark in 1,119.1IP with the club…among the 12 pitchers who have recorded at least 1,000K with the Yankees, only Roger Clemens (1,078.1IP) and Mariano Rivera(1,084.0IP) reached the milestone in fewer innings (credit: Elias). Recorded the loss on 4/29 vs. Seattle (5.0IP, 4ER)…the loss snappeda nine-game undefeated streak vs. Seattle (8-0), which had been his longest active unbeaten streak vs. any opponent... Tossed just 3.2 innings in 5/4 loss vs. Tampa Bay (10H, 5ER, 1BB, 3K), his shortest outing since 10/2/09 at Tampa Bay (2.2IP)... Was placed on the 15-day disabled list on 5/11 with right knee inﬂammation…was transferred to the 60-day D.L. on 7/1…made two rehab starts with Single-A Tampa (on 6/28) and Double-A Trenton (on7/2), combining to go 0-1 with a 7.50 ERA (6.0IP, 5ER) before having his rehab shut down... Underwent arthroscopic right knee surgery on 7/23…the surgery was performed by Dodgers Head Team Physician Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles... Made ﬁve oﬃcial spring training starts, going 3-1 with a 1.29 ERA (21.0IP,3ER)…in his ﬁnal three starts, went 3-0 and did not surrender a run (16.0IP, 7H, 1BB, 12K)…was the starting pitcher in the club's second game during the Legend Series at Rod Carew Stadium in Panama, tossing 5.0 hitless innings against Miami.
In 32 starts, went 14-13 with a 4.78 ERA (211.0IP, 112ER)… opponents batted .272 (224-for-823, 28HR); LH .242 (47-for-194, 5HR); RH .281 (177-for-629, 23HR). Allowed a career-high
28HR (15HR on the road, 13HR at home), surpassing his previous career high of 22HR in 2012… allowed six first-inning HRs after allowing just seven such homers from 2009-12. Went 4-2 with a 3.35 ERA (43.0IP, 16ER) in six April starts, marking his highest career April wins total. Threw just 51 pitches in a rain-shortened start on 5/9 at Colorado, snapping a 13-start stretch of throwing at least 100 pitches… had been the second-longest active streak in the Majors. Recorded the win in the Yankees' 4-1 victory over Boston on 5/31 (7.1IP, 6H, 1ER, 0BB, 10K)… was the fifth time in his career he had recorded at least 10K without walking a batter and first time as a Yankee (also 7/18/08 at San Francisco, 7/29/07 vs. Minnesota, 9/26/06 vs. Chicago-AL and 9/7/05 at Detroit). Recorded his 36th career complete game and 28th complete-game win on 6/5 vs. Cleveland (9.0IP, 7H, 4ER, 1HR, 1BB, 9K)… was his first complete game against the Indians-the team that drafted him in 1998. Earned his 200th career win on 7/3 vs. Minnesota at Target Field… according to the Elias Sports Bureau, became the 27th pitcher in Major League history, and just the eighth in the Expansion Era (since 1961), to win his 200th game
before his 33rd birthday (also Don Drysdale, Catfish Hunter, Ferguson Jenkins, Greg Maddux, Juan Marichal, Jim Palmer and Tom Seaver).… Elias also notes that Sabathia became the 92nd pitcher to win 200 career games in the Modern Era and 111th hurler all-time to reach the plateau. Recorded his 37th career complete game on 7/9 vs. Kansas City… was his ninth career complete-game loss and
first since 7/21/11 at Tampa Bay… was his 11th complete game as a Yankee. With 7K on 8/24 at Tampa Bay, surpassed Allie Reynolds for the 12th-most strikeouts in Yankees franchise history. Following his last start of the season on 9/20 vs. San Francisco, was placed on the 60-day disabled list with a
Grade 2 left hamstring strain on September 25 (retroactive to September 21). Made two official spring training starts and did not record a decision, allowing 6ER in 10.0IP (5.40 ERA)… also
made one minor league start vs. Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre players on 3/20 and allowed 1ER on 8H in 6.0IP (1BB, 6K).