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...Was named the Yankees' nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award in 2011, '14 and '18, 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...Was named the 2017 "Ben Epstein - Dan Castellano 'Good Guy' Award" winner by members of the New York chapter of the BBWAA…received the award at the annual BBWAA dinner in New York on 1/28/18...Since 2017, has co-hosted Uninterrupted's R2C2 Podcast with Yankees broadcaster Ryan Ruocco...In 2009, he and Amber established the "PitCCh In" Foundation…the foundation is committed to the care and needs of inner-city children while helping to raise self-esteem through sports activities and education…it has had teams run in each of the past five New York City Marathons (2013-17), with Amber joining the team in 2014 and former New York Giants running back Tiki Barber representing the Foundation in 2016…in 2015, received the Chairman's Award from the Jackie Robinson Foundation in recognition of PitCCh In...Since 2009, PitCCh In has given more than 32,000 youngsters new backpacks filled with back-to-school essentials in the Sabathias' hometown of Vallejo, Calif., and has replicated the charitable endeavor in the Bronx at P.S. 152 in the Bronx in 2010, P.S. 160 in the Bronx in 2011, P.S. 106 in the Bronx in 2012 and '13, P.S. 73 in the Bronx in 2014, P.S. 46 in the Bronx in 2015, P.S. 94 in the Bronx in 2016, P.S. 47 in the Bronx in 2017 and P.S./M.S. 71 in the Bronx in 2018…teammates Didi Gregorius and Aaron Hicks hosted the 2018 event…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...Hosted a backpack giveaway and career panel event at his alma mater Vallejo H.S. (Calif.) on 9/6/18…CC, Amber and special guests spoke on the panel…returned to the school on 11/10/18 for his annual All-Star baseball clinic...Hosted the PitCCh In Foundation's Celebrity Softball Game fundraiser on 6/28/18 at Yankee Stadium...In 2018, for the fourth straight year, the PitCCh In Foundation supported the New York All-Star Baseball League at the Madison Square Boys & Girls Club and the Kipps Bay Boys & Girls Club…appeared at the league's youth baseball clinic...On 6/5/17, hosted the All-Stars of New York Bowling Tournament to raise funds for PitCCh In, with celebrity guests from the Yankees, Red Sox and the New York City area...Handed out new backpacks and participated in a Q&A session with students from P.S. 73 in the Bronx on their first day of school on 9/5/14…wrote the holiday book, CC Claus, A Baseball Christmas Story in 2014...In 2015, joined with Boys and Girls Club of America in launching the Alumni & Friends Club...Has hosted an annual holiday party for the members of the Madison Square Boys & Girls Columbus Clubhouse 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 performed a special dance as a gift to thank the Sabathias...He and wife, Amber, each received an honorary degree from Solano Community College (Calif.) at the school's annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Multicultural Celebration on 1/18/15...In 2015, funded the construction of a baseball field in Claremont Park in the Bronx, for use by Rolando Paulino Little League…the renovated field opened on 4/23/16...In February 2015, hosted 130 kids from the Madison Square Boys & Girls Club for an advanced screening of "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water"…in January 2015, took low-income Vallejo teens bowling and on a shopping spree at Nike Town for the second straight year…also hosted a PitCCh In Foundation ProCamps for over 250 children, which was held on CC Sabathia Field at Vallejo High School...Was honored at the 2014 Men of New York event, hosted by Tommy Hilfiger and GQ Magazine…the event recognizes the achievements of influential people who make significant contributions to their communities...Co-hosted the Roc Nation Summer Classic Basketball Tournament at Barclays Center on 7/21/16, helping to raise over $1 million for charity…co-hosted the first Summer Classic in 2014...Held the CC Challenge fundraising event on an annual basis from 2011-15…modeled after TV's Amazing Race, the challenge sends over 30 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 repaint the Boys & Girls Clubs in Hoboken, N.J.…the inaugural CC Challenge was held on 11/12/11 in Manhattan...Was executive producer on an episode of MTV2's Off the Bat from the MLB Fan Cave, which aired in April 2014...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...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...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...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...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 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.
In his 18th Major League season (10th with the Yankees), went 9-7 with a 3.65 ERA (153.0IP, 150H, 72R/62ER, 51BB, 140K, 19HR) in 29 starts…opponents hit .250 (150-for-600); LH .180 (18-for-100), RH .264 (132-for-500)…the Yankees went 16-13 in his starts…posted a 2.5 WAR and 4.16 FIP (FanGraphs)...Produced his lowest ERA since 2012 (3.38)…had a sub-4.00 ERA for the third straight season after recording ERAs above 4.50 in all three seasons from 2013-15...Went 6-3 with a 3.12 ERA (80.2IP, 28ER) in 15 home starts and 3-4 with a 4.23 ERA (72.1IP, 34ER) in 14 road starts...His .180 opponents' BA vs. left-handed hitters was the lowest full-season mark of his career (previously .186 in 2015)…was the seventh-lowest mark by an AL starter (min. 100AB)...Ranked second in the AL and seventh in the Majors with a .193 opponents' BA (28-for-145) with RISP (Gerrit Cole-.179)…opponents hit .248 (59-for-238) the first time through the lineup, .208 (47-for-226) the second time and .328 (42-for-128) the third time through…retired 121-of-162 batters leading off innings (.253 opp. OBP)...His 25.1% soft-hit rate (FanGraphs) was the second-best of his career (27.2% in 2011)...Was one of three pitchers age-38 or older to start a game in 2018, along with Texas' Bartolo Colon (45) and Los Angeles-NL's Rich Hill (38)…was the seventh-oldest pitcher to appear in a game in 2018, behind Colon (45), Fernando Rodney (41), Peter Moylan (39), Brad Ziegler (38), Hill (38) and Matt Belisle (38)...Was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a right hip strain from 4/7-18, and from 8/13-23 with right knee inflammation...Was the Yankees' nominee for the 2018 Roberto Clemente Award, his third career nomination (also 2011, 2014)...Moved into a tie with Joe McGinnity (246) for 50th place on Baseball's all-time wins list…surpassed Waite Hoyt (237), Clark Griffith (238), Mordecai Brown (239), David Wells (239), Frank Tanana (240), Herb Pennock (241), Juan Marichal (243), Jack Powell (244) and Dennis Martinez (245)…moved up to 11th place on the Yankees' all-time wins list with 129, surpassing Vic Raschi (120), Mike Mussina (123) and Jack Chesbro (128)...Moved into 17th place on Baseball's all-time strikeouts list with 2,986, surpassing Jim Bunning (2,855)…moved up to fourth place on the Yankees' all-time strikeouts list with 1,593, surpassing Lefty Gomez (1,468) and Red Ruffing (1,527)...Moved into a tie for 32nd place on Baseball's all-time starts list with 538…has 284 starts as a Yankee, seventh on the franchise's all-time list...Became the fifth Yankee to reach 1,500K with the club on 6/12 vs. Washington (Michael Taylor)...In a 6/29 win vs. Boston, became the first pitcher from either side of the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry to win six consecutive decisions since the Yankees' Ron Guidry went 6-0 vs. Boston from 9/13/77-9/13/79…the last longer streak by a Yankee over Boston was Mel Stottlemyre's streak of eight wins from 8/22/64-6/29/66…is one of three Major League pitchers since 1999 to win at least six consecutive decisions over Boston, joining Chicago AL's Gavin Floyd (7-0 from 8/10/08-4/29/12) and Toronto's Gustavo Chacin (6-0 from 5/26/05-4/17/07)...Was ejected on 7/7 at Toronto (by Ted Barrett, arguing balls and strikes from the bench)…was again ejected on 9/27 at Tampa Bay (by Vic Carapazza, throwing at Jesus Súcre) and suspended five games by Major League Baseball; will serve the suspension at the start of the 2019 season…were his fourth and fifth career ejections...In 8/7 win at Chicago-AL, recorded 12K, his 39th career double-digit strikeout game and third since the start of 2014 (also 8/17/16 vs. Toronto-12K and 6/17/18 vs. Tampa Bay-10K)…at 38 years, 17 days old, was the second-oldest pitcher in Yankees history to collect at least 12K in a game, joining Roger Clemens, who had 13K twice: on 6/3/02 vs. Baltimore (39y, 303d) and 5/19/02 vs. Minnesota (39y, 288d)...Allowed 1H over 6.0 scoreless innings in 8/12 win vs. Texas…at 38 years, 22 days, was the oldest pitcher to toss at least 6.0 scoreless frames with one-or-zero hits since Philadelphia's Jamie Moyer (46 years, 240 days) allowed 1H in 7.0IP on 7/16/09 at Florida…was the oldest Yankee to accomplish the feat since Randy Johnson (42 years, 361 days) on 9/6/06 at Kansas City (7.0IP)...Allowed 2R-or-fewer in eight of his final 11 starts, including his final start of the season on 9/27 at Tampa Bay (W, 5.0IP, 1H, 0R, 5K, 2HP)…was his seventh career start with at least 5.0 scoreless innings and 1H-or-fewer...Made two official spring training starts, going 1-0 with a 1.50 ERA (6.0IP, 4H, 1ER, 1BB, 4K, 1HR). 4 Started ALDS Game 4 vs. Boston, taking the loss after permitting 3ER in 3.0IP (5H, 2BB, 1K, 1HP)...On 11/7/18, was re-signed by the Yankees to a one-year contract for the 2019 season...On 12/11/18, underwent a heart procedure to insert a stent that relieved a blockage in one of his arteries…the procedure was performed at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital…on 1/8/19, underwent a scheduled follow-up stress test and was cleared to begin workouts, which included baseball activities.
In his 17th Major League season, went 14-5 with a 3.69 ERA (148.2IP, 139H, 64R/61ER, 50BB, 120K, 21HR) in 27 starts…opponents hit .246 (139-for-566); LH .253 (25-for-99), RH .244 (114-for-467)…the Yankees went 19-8 in his 27 starts... posted a 1.9 WAR and 4.49 FIP (FanGraphs)... Tied for ﬁfth in the AL in winning percentage (.737)... Tied Luis Severino for the Yankees lead in wins, matching his highest win total since going 15-6 in 2012 (also 14-13 in 2013)…was his lowest ERA since 2012 (3.38)... Was placed on the 10-day disabled list from 6/15 (retroactive to 6/14) to 7/4 with a left hamstring strain and from 8/11 (retroactive to 8/9)-8/19 with right knee inﬂammation... Was 7-3 with a 3.18 ERA (73.2IP, 26ER) in 14 road starts…tied for ninth in the AL in road wins, while his ERA was eighth-lowest among AL pitchers with at least 70.0IP on the road... For the ﬁrst time since 2010, allowed a higher BA to LHB (.253) than RHB (.244)…allowed HRs to LHB in back-to-back starts (Moustakas on 9/25 vs. Kansas City, Kepler on 9/19 vs. Minnesota) after going more than a year without allowing a HR to a LHB (span of 124 LHB since 9/8/16)... Opponents hit .259 (58-for-224) the ﬁrst time through the lineup, .242 (50-for-207) the second time and .214 (28-for-131) the third time through... held opponents to a .225 BA (25-for-111) with RISP, including a .159 (11-for-69) mark in his ﬁnal 19 starts... Went 9-0 with a 1.71 ERA (68.1IP, 13ER) in 11 starts following a Yankees loss... On the all-time strikeout list, surpassed 22nd-place Frank Tanana (2,773) on 6/1 at Toronto, 21st-place Cy Young (2,799) on 7/27 vs. Tampa Bay, 20th-place Mike Mussina (2,813) on 8/25 vs. Seattle and 19th-place Mickey Lolich (2,832) on 9/19 vs. Minnesota…on 8/19 at Boston, surpassed Lolich (2,679) for the record for strikeouts by a left-hander in AL history... On the all-time wins list, surpassed 67th-place Jim Bunning and Catﬁsh Hunter (224 each) on 4/15 vs. St. Louis, 66th-place George Mullin (227) on 5/27 vs. Oakland, the 63rd-place trio of Sad Sam Jones, Luis Tiant and Will White (229 each) on 6/7 vs. Boston, 62nd-place Charlie Buﬃnton (230) on 7/16 at Boston and 61st-place Whitey Ford (236) on 9/30 vs. Toronto…tied Waite Hoyt (237) for 59th place on 9/30... Won all four starts vs. Boston, going 4-0 with a 1.04 ERA (26.0IP, 3ER)…was just the second Yankee since 1966 to go 4-0 or better vs. Boston in a single season, joining Randy Johnson in 2005 (5-0 in six starts)... was the ﬁrst Yankee to win each start against the Red Sox in a single season, while making at least four of them, since Monk Dubiel in 1945 (6-0 in six starts)... dating to 9/29/16, has won each of his last ﬁve starts against Boston, just the second such streak by a Yankee since 1966 (Mike Mussina, ﬁve straight wins from 9/2/01-6/1/02)... his 1.04 ERA was the third-lowest by a Yankee vs. the Red Sox (min. 20.0IP) since 1958, behind Rudy May (0.83 in 1980) and Scott Sanderson (0.96 in 1991)... Was unbeaten in eight starts following his second D.L. stint, going 5-0 with a 2.91 ERA (46.1IP, 15ER) while allowing 2R-or-fewer in 6-of-8 turns... From 5/16-6/7, won ﬁve consecutive starts, each following a Yankees loss…was his longest streak of winning starts since 4/17-5/10/12 (ﬁve straight)…marked his longest streak of winning decisions since going 6-0 from 6/12-8/24/12... Tossed a season-high 8.0 scoreless innings (5H, 0BB, 5K) in 6/7 win vs. Boston, his longest scoreless start since 9/21/12 vs. Oakland (112 starts between 8.0IP scoreless outings)... Earned a win on his 37th birthday on 7/21 at Seattle, the ﬁrst Yankee to record a win on his birthday since David Robertson on 4/9/11 at Boston (26th birthday)…was his sixth career start on his birthday (2002, '06 with Cleveland and 2011, '13, '16-17 with the Yankees), the third-most by a pitcher since 1913, behind Sad Sam Jones (nine from 1918-34) and Bobo Newsom (eight from 1935-47)... had been 0-3 on his birthday, with his team losing all ﬁve starts... In 8/1 loss vs. Detroit, made his 500th career regular season start…became the second pitcher in Major League history to make his ﬁrst 500 career appearances as a starter (Tom Glavine: 682 starts, 0 relief appearances)... including Sabathia, four of the last six Major League pitchers to make at least 500 career starts eclipsed the milestone in a Yankees uniform: also Andy Pettitte (6/3/13 vs. Cleveland), Mike Mussina (9/18/07 vs. Baltimore), Randy Johnson (7/21/05 at Los Angeles-AL)…only Jamie Moyer (500th career start with Seattle) and Bartolo Colón (500th career start with the Mets) made theirs with other teams... Made his 250th start as a Yankee in 8/31 win vs. Boston... Had four scoreless starts, including his ﬁrst and last starts of the season... in 9/30 win vs. Toronto, became the oldest Yankee (37 years, 71 days) to record a scoreless start since Andy Pettitte on 8/27/13 at Toronto (41 years, 73 days)... Made four postseason starts for the Yankees, going 1-1 with a 2.37 ERA (19.0IP, 16H, 7R/5ER, 10BB, 19K, 1HR)... Posted a 3.72 ERA (9.2IP, 4ER) and did not record a decision in two starts in the ALDS vs. Cleveland... tied a postseason career high with 9K in no-decision in ALDS Game 5 win at Cleveland (4.1IP, 5H, 2ER, 0BB), becoming the fourth pitcher ever to record at least 9K with 0BB in a "winner-take-all" postseason game... Was 1-1 with a 0.96 ERA (9.1IP, 1ER) in two starts in the ALCS vs. Houston…recorded his ﬁrst career scoreless postseason start in ALCS Game 3 win vs. Houston (6.0IP, 3H, 4BB, 5K)…was his 21st career postseason start, snapping the longest streak of starts with at least 1R allowed to begin a postseason career in Major League history…took the loss in ALCS Game 7 at Houston despite allowing just 1ER in 3.1IP (5H, 3BB, 0K).
Went 9-12 with a 3.91 ERA (179.2IP, 172H, 83R/78ER, 65BB, 152K, 22HR, 9HP, 2WP) in 30 starts…was his lowest ERA since 2012 (3.38)…the Yankees were 15-15 in his starts…had 16 quality starts…opponents hit .250 (172-for-687); LH .209 (28-for-134), RH .260 (144-for-553)…had 2.6 WAR (FanGraphs). Had five scoreless starts (plus another with 0ER), his most since recording five scoreless starts in each of his first three seasons as a Yankee (2009-11). Allowed 3ER-or-fewer in 21-of-30 starts…opponents hit .203 (48-for-237) the first time through the order, .263 (64-for-243) the second time, and .277 (54-for-195) the third time…opponents hit .216 (51-for-236) with no outs and .268 (121-for-451) with one or two outs…opponents hit .200 (29-for-145) with 56K in at-bats ending with a slider…allowed 2HR over his first 11 starts (through 6/16), then permitted HRs in 14 of his final 19 starts (20HR). Went 6-4 with a 3.26 ERA (91.0IP, 33ER) in 15 road starts, the 10th-lowest road ERA in the AL…had a 1.75 ERA (36.0IP, 7ER) in six road starts against AL East opponents, three of them scoreless starts. Led the AL with a 24.0% soft-hit percentage, second-best in the Majors to Chicago-NL's Kyle Hendricks' 25.1% (FanGraphs)…his 24.7% hard-hit percentage was also lowest in the AL, second in the Majors to Washington's Tanner Roark's 24.3%…his 16.9% line drive percentage was third-lowest in the Majors to Los Angeles-AL/Minnesota's Hector Santiago (15.9%) and San Diego/Boston's Drew Pomeranz (16.6%). Climbed from 27th to 22nd place on the all-time strikeout list (2,726K)…surpassed 23rd-place David Cone (2,668) on 8/12 vs. Tampa Bay, 24th-place Chuck Finley (2,610) on 5/31 at Toronto, 25th-place Tom Glavine (2,607) on 5/26 vs. Toronto, 26th-place Warren Spahn (2,583) on 4/22 vs. Tampa Bay and 27th-place Bob Feller (2,581) on 4/16 vs. Seattle…recorded his 2,500th AL strikeout on 6/16 at Minnesota, becoming the 11th pitcher in league history (since 1901) to do so. Earned his 20th career win vs. Detroit on 4/9 at Comerica Park, his season debut…is one of four active Major League pitchers with at least 20 career wins vs. a single opponent (21-13 vs. Detroit)…also Bartolo Colón (20-12 vs. Seattle, 20-9 vs. Texas), Félix Hernández (23-9 vs. Oakland) and Justin Verlander (22-9 vs. Kansas City). In four May starts, went 2-2 and led the AL (min. 25.0IP) with a 1.04 ERA (26.0IP, 3ER), more than a full run lower than the next AL pitcher (Oakland's Rich Hill-2.13); was the second-lowest ERA in the Majors to Clayton Kershaw (0.91)…also marked the lowest ERA in a calendar month by a Yankees pitcher (min. 25.0IP) since Hiroki Kuroda (0.55) in July 2013. Recorded a 2.20 ERA (65.1IP, 16ER) over his first 11 starts (through 6/16), his lowest ERA at least 10 starts into a season in his career…ranked second in the AL in ERA at that point in the season. Posted a 0.82 ERA (44.0IP, 4ER) over seven starts from 5/4-6/16…was the first Yankees pitcher to allow a total of 4ER-or-fewer over a seven-start stretch since 1984, when Phil Niekro allowed 8R/4ER in 54.1IP (0.66 ERA) over seven starts from 4/10-5/14/84…according to Elias, was just the third Yankee in the last 40 years (since 1977) to post an ERA as low as 0.82 over a seven-start span, joining Niekro in 1984 and Ron Guidry (0.64) in 1978. Was placed on the 15-day D.L. on 5/6 (retroactive to 5/5) with a left groin strain…was reinstated on 5/20. From 6/22-7/16, allowed at least 5R in five straight starts for the first time in his career. Had quality starts in six of his final eight starts of the season (beginning 8/23), recording a 2.37 ERA (49.1IP, 13ER) over the span to lower his season mark from 4.49 to 3.91. On 8/17 vs. Toronto, became the first Yankee ever record at least 12K and 7ER in the same game…marked his highest strikeout total since 6/7/12 vs. Tampa Bay (12K). Made his 200th start as a Yankee on 4/16 vs. Seattle…reached 3,000.0 career innings on 4/22 vs. Tampa Bay…earned his 100th win as a Yankee on 5/20 at Oakland…made his 100th start at Yankee Stadium on 7/16 vs. Boston…reached 3,000.0IP as an AL pitcher on 8/28 vs. Baltimore. Underwent arthroscopic right knee surgery for a routine cleanup on 10/11…the surgery was performed by Yankees Head Team Physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Posted a 1-3 record and 5.51 ERA (16.1IP, 10ER) in five Major League spring training starts…also made one minor league start on 4/2 vs. Double-A Trenton (5.1IP, 7H, 0R, 1BB, 5K).
Went 6-10 with a 4.73 ERA (167.1IP, 88ER) and one complete game in 29 starts...led the team in innings pitched and starts...held opponents to a .285 (188-for-659, 28HR) average; LH .186 (24-for-129, 3HR), RH .309 (164-for-530, 25HR)...the team went 14-15 in his starts...recorded a 1.2 WAR (FanGraphs), 4.68 FIP and 3.99 xFIP...Was on the 15-day disabled list from 8/24-9/9 with right knee inflammation...After posting an ERA over 5.30 in each of the season's first four months, went 2-2 with a 2.86 ERA (50.1IP, 16ER) and allowed only 4HR in nine starts from August-October...allowed 2ER-or-fewer in seven of those nine starts...went 2-1 with a 2.17 ERA (29.0IP, 7ER) in his final five starts after coming off the D.L...Posted the second-lowest win total of his career (3-4 in 2014)...earned the victory in the Yankees' 10,000th win in franchise history in his start on 10/1 vs. Boston...earned his 200th career AL win on 6/7 vs. Los Angeles-AL...went nine starts without a win from 7/19-9/14, the longest single-season winless streak of his career...lost his first five decisions (4/9-5/6), the longest season-opening streak of his career...from 4/29/14-5/6/15, lost a career-high seven straight decisions...Went 3-4 with a 5.45 ERA (72.2IP, 44ER) in 14 home starts...was unbeaten in nine straight home starts from 6/7-9/9...lost a career-high six consecutive home starts from 4/11/14-5/23/15...Went 3-6 with a 4.18 ERA (94.2IP, 44ER) and one complete game in 15 road starts, completing at least 5.0 innings in all 15 starts and at least 6.0 innings in 11-of-15...Tied a career high with 28HR allowed (also 2013), tied for sixth-most in the AL...his 1.51 HR per 9.0IP ratio (167.1IP, 28HR) was highest in the AL and third-highest in the Majors...25 of his 28HR were hit by right-handed batters...per FanGraphs, his career-high 16.6 pct. HR/FB ratio was highest in the AL and fifth-highest in the Majors...Surpassed Mariano Rivera (1,173K) for seventh place on the Yankees' all-time strikeout list on 9/20 at the Mets...surpassed Bob Shawkey (1,167K) for eighth place on 9/14 at Tampa Bay...recorded his 2,500th career strikeout on 6/7 vs. Los Angeles-AL (Johnny Giavotella)...Allowed a .320 BABIP, fifth-highest in the AL... had the third-lowest opp. BA vs. LHB (.186) among Major League starters (Arrieta-.159, Keuchel-.177) and ranked fourth in opp. OBP by LHB (.237)...had the highest opp. BA vs. RHB (.309) in the AL and second-highest in the Majors (min. 400AB)...allowed 25HR to RHB, tied for second-most in the Majors...His 13 no-decisions in starts were the most by a Yankee since Joba Chamberlain (16) in 2009...His career-low 3.66 RSA (167.1IP, 68RS) was third-lowest in the AL...Pitched his 38th career complete game on 4/20 at Detroit (8.0IP in 2-1 loss)...threw just 98 pitches, marking the fewest pitches by a Yankees starter in a non-weather-shortened CG since he threw 97 pitches in a CG loss on 4/22/10 at Oakland...his 38 career CGs are most among pitchers who were active in 2015...Completed at least 6.0IP in 17-of-29 starts...recorded 11 quality starts...Was ejected in the sixth inning of his start on 6/7 vs. Los Angeles-AL...Went 0-3 with a 8.10 ERA (10.0IP, 9ER) in three starts in spring training.
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).
Was 15-6 with a 3.38 ERA (200.0 IP, 75 ER) and 197 Ks in 28 starts for the Yankees...marked his sixth straight season with at least 15 wins and 200.0 IP, making him the only pitcher to accomplish the feat since 2007...struck out 8.87 batters per 9.0 IP, the second-best such mark of his career behind 2008 (8.93 K/9.0 IP)...Among AL pitchers, finished third in winning percentage (.714), seventh in strikeouts and opponents batting average (.238) and tied for 10th in wins...led Yankees pitchers in strikeouts, was second in IP (Kuroda-219.2), and third in wins (Phil Hughes-16 and Kuroda-16) and ERA (Pettitte-2.87 and Kuroda-3.32)...received four no-decisions in starts in which he left the game with a lead...Opponents batted .238 (184-for-774; 22 HR); LH .227 (44-for-194, 6 HR), RH .241 (140-580, 16 HR)...marked his most homers allowed in a season, and his most home runs allowed to left-handed hitters since 2004 (seven)...Ten of his 28 starts came following a Yankees' loss, with Sabathia combining to go 7-1 with a 2.66 ERA (74.1 IP, 22 ER) in those contests (15 BB, 72 K)...registered at least 7.0IP in all but one of those starts (6.2IP on 8/8 at Detroit), allowing 3 ERs or less in each of those appearances and 2 ERs or less in five of the outings...Had two stints on the 15-day disabled list, missing 18 games with a left groin strain (6/28-7/16) and missing 14 games with left elbow inflammation (8/11-8/23)...were his first trips to the DL since 2006...Tossed at least 7.0 innings in 19 of his outings, and 8.0 innings a team-high nine times (fifth most in the Majors in 2012)...Walked two or fewer batters in 25 of his 28 starts in 2012, including each of his final 19 beginning on 5/26...marked the second-longest such stretch in his career behind a 21-game span from 4/20-8/07...Won each of his first five decisions, matching the best start to a season in his career (also 5-0 in 2007 w/ Cleveland)...with no-decisions in his first two outings, was undefeated in first seven starts (5-0, 3.51 ERA)...Made his ninth career Opening Day start and fourth straight with the Yankees on 4/6 at Tampa Bay...joined Mel Stottlemyre, Lefty Gomez and Jack Chesbro as the only Yankees to make four consecutive Opening Day starts with the team...allowed a grand slam to Carlos Pena in the first inning (his sixth batter faced of the year)...was just the second allowed in his career (also Detroit's Edgar Renteria on 4/16/08 w/Cleveland)...After allowing 5 ER in 6.0 IP in his Opening Day start on 4/6 at Tampa Bay, lowered his ERA in each of his six successive starts from 4/11-5/10, going 5-0 with a 2.98 ERA (45.1 IP, 15 ER) over the stretch. Recorded at least 8.0 IP in four consecutive starts from 4/23-5/10, tying a career high (fourth time, first since 5/19-6/4/11)...Recorded a season-high 12 Ks in 6/7 loss vs. Tampa Bay, marking the first time that he took the loss in a game in which he struck out 10 or more batters since 7/29/07 w/ Cleveland vs. Minnesota (11 K)...Recorded his 35th career complete game on 8/3 vs. Seattle, and second of the season (also 6/18 vs. Atlanta), earning the win in the 6-3 Yankees' victory (9.0 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 10 K, 2 HR)...threw 103 pitches, the fewest by a Yankee in a complete game of at least 9.0 IP since Bartolo Colon on 5/30/11 at Oakland (also 103 pitches)...During his start on 8/8 at Detroit, surpassed the 2,500.0 IP mark for his career, becoming the youngest pitcher (age 32) to reach that milestone since Greg Maddux did so at age 31 in 1997 (credit: Elias)...Lost three straight decisions over four winless starts from 8/29-9/14, his longest as a Yankee...Gave up a lead in five straight starts from 8/24-29, matching the longest such streak of his career (also 2007 w/ Cleveland)...was the longest such streak by a Yankee since Kei Igawa in 2007 (credit: Elias)...Made his 125th regular season start with the Yankees on 9/8 at Baltimore, recording the loss...went 72-28 (.720) over his first 125 regular season starts with the team, marking the most wins in franchise history through 125 starts since Ron Guidry went 75-30 (.714) to that point in his career (credit: Elias)...also marked the highest such winning percentage in Yankees history since Whitey Ford went 73-22 (.768) over his first 125 starts (73-22)...Combined to strike out 21 batters over his two starts on 9/21 vs. Oakland (11 K) and 9/26 at Minnesota (10 K)...marked the fourth time that he fanned at least 10 batters in back-to-back starts (third time as a Yankee, doing so twice in 2011)...Went 2-0 with a 1.50 ERA (24.0 IP, 13 H, 4 ER) over his final three regular season starts, tossing 8.0 innings and limiting opponents to 2 Rs or less in each outing and three extra-base hits...tied the longest streak of at least 8.0 IP and 2 R or less in his career (fifth time, second of the season - also 4/29-5/10)...Went 2-0 with a 1.53 ERA (17.2 IP, 3 ER) in two ALDS starts vs. Baltimore...tossed a complete game in "winner-take-all" ALDS Game 5 at Yankee Stadium (9.0 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 9 K), establishing postseason career highs in innings pitched, strikeouts and pitches thrown (121)...became just the second Yankee to throw a complete game in an ALDS contest (also David Wells on 10/4/97 in Game 3 at Cleveland)...his 17.2 IP in the series were the most ever by a Yankee in a single ALDS, surpassing David Cone (15.2 IP in the 1995 ALDS vs. Seattle)...made one ALCS start in Game 4 at Detroit, allowing 5 ER in 3.2 IP in the Game 4 loss (11 H, 6 R, 2 HR, 2 BB, 3 K)...Was seen by Dr. James Andrews on 10/25 in Birmingham, Ala., and underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left elbow to remove a small bone spur.
Was 19-8 (.704) with a 3.00 ERA (237.1IP, 79ER) and 230K in 33 starts with the Yankees, marking his third consecutive season with at least 19 wins... Sabathia's ERA to four decimals was 2.996, which the Elias Sports Bureau recognizes as a sub-3.00 ERA... marks his second career sub-3.00 single-season ERA (also 2008 -2.70 in 35 starts)... becamejust the third Yankee since 1980 with as-many-or-more IP and a sub-3.00 ERA (Andy Pettitte in 1997, 240.1IP,2.88 ERA; and Melido Perez in 1992, 247.2IP, 2.87 ERA)...Finished fourth in AL Cy Young voting (63 total points), and received two sixth-place votes for AL MVP...Opponents batted .255 (230-for-902, 17HR); LH: .207 (51-for-246, 5HR); and RH: .273 (179-for-656,12HR)... leftwith a lead in 21 of 33 starts... the Yankees went 22-11 in his starts...Ranked among the leaders in wins (second in AL, tied for fourth in Majors), strikeouts (second in AL, fourth inMajors), winning pct. (fourth in AL, eighth in Majors), IP (fourth in AL, tied for fourth in Majors), starts (tied forsixth in AL, tied for ninth in Majors), K/BB (3.77 - sixth in AL, 13th in Majors) and ERA (ninth in AL, 17th in Majors)...Went 11-5 with a 2.93 ERA (120.0IP, 39ER) in 17 road starts, tying Roy Halladay for the Majors' second-most roadwins (Justin Verlander-14)...Recorded 230 strikeouts, the third-highest single-season total in franchise history (Ron Guidry, 248 in 1978 andJack Chesboro, 239 in 1904)... was the second-highest single-season total of his career (251 in 2008)...Had five double-digit strikeout games, marking the most by a Yankee since Mike Mussina had six in 2001...Went 18-4 with a 2.49 ERA (206.1IP, 57ER) against all teams other than the Red Sox... went 1-4 with a 6.39 ERA (31.0IP,22ER) vs. Boston, marking his first time losing to a team four times in one season... became the first Yankee torecord four losses vs. Boston in a single season since Pat Dobson went 1-4 in 5GS in 1975... his first three lossesvs. Boston were to Josh Beckett, marking the first time one pitcher defeated him three times in a single season...Was named to the 2011 AL All-Star team, his fifth selection (also 2003-04, '07, '10)... was unavailable to pitch...Made his eighth career Opening Day start and third with the Yankees on 3/31 vs. Detroit (ND - 6.0IP, 3R, 2ER,2BB, 7K)... became the 12th pitcher in franchise history to make at least three Opening Day starts (also 2009-10),the first since Roger Clemens made four (1999, 2001, '02, '03) and first lefty since Jimmy Key (1993-95)...Went winless over his first four starts of the year... marked the third time he failed to record a win in his first four startsof a season: also 2003 and 2008... since 2000, the only pitcher to begin a season with a streak of four consecutivewinless starts after winning at least 20 games the previous season was Bartolo Colon in 2006... according to Elias,became the fifth pitcher in franchise history to go winless in his first four starts of a season with an ERA at or below2.52: also Jack Warhop (1914), Whitey Ford (1966), Steve Barber (1968) and Joba Chamberlain (2008)...Earned his first win ofthe season on 4/23at Baltimore in a 15-3Yankees victory...Took the loss on 5/14vs. Boston, allowing athree-run HR to AdrianGonzalez, marking justhis second regularseason HR allowed toa left-handed hitter atYankee Stadium (alsoBaltimore's Luke Scotton 6/3/10)...Recorded his 31stcareer complete game- and 24th completegamewin - on 5/24vs. Toronto in a 5-4Yankees "walk-off " win(9.0IP, 8H, 4ER, 1BB,3K)... became the firstYankees starter toearn a win in a "walkoff"since LHP AndyPettitte on 7/17/02 vs.Detroit... was the first9.0-inning CG by aYankees starter sincehe last accomplishedthe feat on 5/8/09 atBaltimore, snappinga s t re a k of 341consecutive star tswithout a CG of atleast 9.0 innings-thelongest such stretchfor any team in ALhistory (credit: Elias)...Tossed at least 8.0IP in four straight starts from 5/19-6/4, marking his longest such stretch as a Yankee andmatching his career-high streak done twice: also 8/12-29/06 and 5/7-24/06 w/Cleveland... won each of thosefour starts, becoming the second Yankee over the last 25 years to win at least four straight games and throwat least 8.0IP in each, joining Andy Pettitte (five straight such starts in 1995)...Won seven straight starts from 6/14-7/16, tying the second-longest winning streak of his career (also 8/5-9/7/05)...Tossed at least 7.0IP while allowing 1ER or less in five straight starts from 6/25-7/15, joining Steve Kline (sixstraight starts from 7/18-8/10/72) as the only pitchers in franchise history to record such a streak (credit: Elias)...Allowed just 7ER over an eight-start stretch from 6/25-8/1, going 7-1 with a 1.01 ERA (62.2IP, 41H, 16BB, 78K,2HR, .189 opp. avg.)... pitched at least 7.0 innings and allowed two or fewer ER in each of those eight starts tobecome the first Yankee with as long a streak since Steve Kline had nine consecutive in 1972...Became the Majors' first 10-game winner with a victory on 6/25 vs. Colorado... according to Elias, becamethe first Yankees pitcher to be first in the Majors to 10 wins in a season (tied or outright) since Tommy John in1979... marked his 50th win as a Yankee, matching Chien-Ming Wang as the quickest to 50 wins as a Yankeesstarter over the last 30 years... at 50-19, became the fifth pitcher in the last 60 years with fewer than 20 lossesat the time of their 50th win for the Yankees: also Whitey Ford, Ron Guidry, David Cone and Wang...Had three consecutive starts without allowing a run from 6/30-7/10, marking the Yankees' longest such streaksince Mike Mussina from 9/19-29/02 (also 3GS)...With his outings on 6/30 vs. Milwaukee (7.2IP, 0R, 13K) and 7/5 at Cleveland (7.0IP, 0R, 11K), he joined Ron Guidry(6/12/78 vs. Oakland-11K and 6/17/78 vs. California -18K) as the only two pitchers in franchise history to recordtwo consecutive scoreless starts with at least 10K each, according to the Elias Sports Bureau...Recorded his 12th career shutout in a 1-0 win on 7/10 vs. Tampa Bay, (9.0IP, 4H, 1BB, 9K)... was his second shutoutas a Yankee (also 5/8/09 at Baltimore)... according to the Elias Sports Bureau, became the first Yankee to pitch acomplete game in a 1-0 win at home since Tommy John on 4/27/80 vs. Chicago-AL...Had a Major League-best and career-high 13 wins at the All-Star break, becoming the fifth Yankee to own theoutright Major League lead in wins at the break: also Vic Raschi (13-3 in 1949), Bob Turley (12-3 in 1958), WhiteyFord (16-2 in 1961) and Ron Guidry (13-1 in 1978)...Had a career-long 23.2-inning scoreless streak snappedin the first inning of his 7/16 win at Toronto... according toElias, was the longest scoreless stretch by a Yankees startersince Tom Underwood in May 1980 (24.2IP)...Struck out a career-high 14K batters and allowed just 1H in7/26 win vs. Seattle (7.0IP, 1H, 1ER, 3BB)... retired his first 19batters faced before allowing a one-out single to BrendanRyan in the seventh inning... marked his longest stretchof being perfect from the start of a game... marked themost single-game strikeouts by a Yankee since David Conefanned 14 batters on 6/7/98 vs. Florida, and the most by aYankees LHP since David Wells struck out 16 on 07/30/97 vs.Oakland... struck out seven consecutive batters beginningwith the first out of the fourth inning, marking the longestsuch stretch by a Yankee since Ron Davis tied the stillstandingAL record with eight consecutive strikeouts on5/4/81 at California... according to Elias, became the fifth LHPin the Live Ball Era (since 1920) to limit an opponent to 1H orless with at least 14K: also Randy Johnson (six such games),Steve Carlton (1972), Sandy Koufax (1965) and Warren Spahn(1960)... the only other Yankee to record such an outing-regular season or postseason-was Roger Clemens, who had15K and allowed 1H at Seattle in Game 4 of the 2000 ALCS...Named the "AL Pitcher of the Month" for July (4-1, 0.92 ERA)...Allowed season-highs with 7R and 7ER in 8/6 loss at Boston(6.0IP, 9H, 1BB, 6K, 1HR)...Allowed a career high 5HR (all solo) on 8/12 vs. TampaBay... tied the franchise record for most HR allowed in a game(sixth time, first since David Wells on 7/4/03 vs. Boston)... isthe only one to only allow all solo HRs... surrendered threesolo HRs in the third (Kotchman and Shoppach back-to-back,and Damon), the second time in his career allowing 3HR inan inning (also 5/1/07 vs. Toronto, 1st inn.)... allowed 2HR toLH batters (Kotchman/Damon), matching his single-gamecareer high (fourth time)...His consecutive defeats on 8/6 at Boston and 8/12 vs. Tampa Bay marked just his third time losing consecutivestarts since joining the Yankees prior to the 2009 season...Made his 350th career start (at age 31 yrs, 34 days) on 8/24 vs. Oakland... became the youngest pitcher to reachthe milestone since Vida Blue in 1980 (31 yrs, 5 days) according to the Elias Sports Bureau... Elias also notes thatonly six pitchers who debuted in the last 100 years had as many wins and as high a winning pct as Sabathia(174-95, .647) over their first 350 starts: Whitey Ford (192-72, .727); Lefty Grove (214-92, .699); Pedro Martinez(185-80, .698); Juan Marichal (198-97, .671); Randy Johnson (175-93, .653) and Roger Clemens (182-99, .648).. Defeated the Red Sox for the first time in 2011 on 8/30 at Boston (6.0IP, 10H, 2ER, 10K)... tossed 128 pitches,matching the second-highest total of his career, and the most by a Yankee since Randy Johnson (129 pitcheson 7/19/06 vs. Seattle)... became the first Yankee to allow 10-or-more hits and strike out 10-or-more batterswhile recording a win since Ron Guidry on 6/4/84 vs. Boston (10H, 10K, 8-3 win)... tossed at least 120 pitches inthree of his final five starts.. Made his 100th start and appearance as a Yankee on9/16 at Toronto, recording a no-decision (5.2IP, 4ER)...Went 0-1 with a 3.32 ERA (19.0IP, 7ER) over his final threestarts, failing to earn win No. 20...Threw 4.0 simulated innings (65 pitches) on 9/25 priorto the Yankees' doubleheader vs. Boston...Appeared in three postseason games (2GS) in theYankees' ALDS loss vs. Detroit, posting a 6.23 ERA(8.2IP, 10H, 6ER, 11K) with no decisions... had his Game1 start cut short by a postponement (rain) after just2.0IP... made his first career relief app. in Game 5 loss(1.1IP, 2H, 1ER, 2BB, 4K)...snapped a stretch of 370consecutive regular season and postseason starts tostart his career...among pitchers whose first career reliefouting came in the postseason, had the third-longest streak before it was snapped (Mike Mussina - 400 starts before first relief app. in Game 7 of the 2003 ALCS vs. Boston; and John Smoltz - 380 starts before first relief app. in Game 2 of the 1999 NLCS w/ Atlanta vs. Mets).
Was 21-7 (.750) with a 3.18 ERA (237.2IP, 84ER) and 197K in 34 star ts with the Yankees, marking his first career 20-win season...opponents batted .239 (209-for-876, 20HR); LH .261 (53-for-203, 4HR) and RH .232 (156-for-673, 16HR)...the Yankeeswent 23-11 in his starts...finished third in AL Cy Young Award voting and garnered six votes inAL MVP voting (two eighth place, three ninth place and one 10th place)...Became the f i r s tAmerican Leaguer to win 21 games since Cleveland's Cliff Lee in 2008 and just thesecond Yankee in the last 25 years (since1986) to reach thetotal (Andy Pettitte,21-8 in 2003 and 1996)...Ranked among theleaders in wins (firstin AL, tied for first inMajors), IP (second inAL, third in Majors),winning percentage(third in Majors and AL), starts (tied for first in AL, tied for third in Majors), strikeouts (sixth in AL) and ERA(seventh in AL)...became the first Yankee in franchise history to have at least a share of the American Leaguelead in wins in consecutive seasons (also tied for the AL lead with 19 wins in 2009)...Became the 34th different Yankee to record a 20-win season, marking the 59th 20-win season in franchisehistory...became the ninth Yankees lefthander all time to collect at least 20 wins in a season...marked themost single-season wins by an African-American pitcher in Yankees franchise history...was the Majors' firstAfrican-American 20-game winner since Florida's Dontrelle Willis in 2005 (22-10) and the AL's first sinceOakland's Dave Stewart in 1990 (21-12)...Became the 26th different Yankee to record a 21-win season (eighth lefty), marking the 43rd 21-win seasonin franchise history...Went 11-2 with a 3.00 ERA (111.0IP, 37ER) at Yankee Stadium, beginning the season 11-0 at home...becamethe first Yankee to win his first 11 home decisions to begin a season since David Cone and David Wells in 1998(credit: Elias Sports Bureau)...Compiled 22 starts in which he held his opponent to 3ER or less and threw at least 7.0IP, the third-highesttotal in the Majors behind Felix Hernandez (25) and Roy Halladay (23)...went at least 8.0IP in 10 starts...Did not allow a HR over a career-long 80.2IP stretch between Luke Scott's HR on 6/3 vs. Baltimore and VictorMartinez's second-inning HR on 8/7 vs. Boston...In his final 22 starts of the season (beginning on 6/3), went 17-4 with a 2.76 ERA (166.1IP, 144H, 51ER, 51BB,143K), leading the Majors in wins over the stretch...Was named to his fourth career All-Star team in 2010 (also 2003-04, '07 w/ Cleveland) and was in uniformfor the contest in Anaheim, Calif...was not allowed to participate in the game due to the MLB rule barringstarting pitchers who pitched on the Sunday prior to the ASG from participating...Made his seventh career Opening Day start, second with the Yankees, on 4/4 at Boston, recording a nodecisionin the 9-7 Red Sox victory (5.1IP, 6H, 5ER, 2BB, 4K)...became the 22nd pitcher in franchise history tomake multiple Opening Day starts, first since Randy Johnson in 2005 and 2006...Carried a no-hitter through two outs in the eighth inning of a 10-0 win on 4/10 at Tampa Bay until KellyShoppach singled to left field (7.2IP, 1H, 2BB, 5K, 111/69)...was removed immediately following the single...wasthe furthest he had ever gone in a game without allowing a hit...was the deepest a Yankee had taken a nohittersince Mike Mussina took a perfect game 8.2IP on9/2/01 at Boston (Carl Everett single)...Recorded complete games in two straight starts,despite not throwing 9.0 innings in either start(6.0IP win on 4/16 vs. Texas and 8.0IP loss on 4/22 atOakland)...became the first Yankee credited withback-to-back complete games since David Wells inSeptember 1998...Struck out six straight batters on 4/16 vs. Texas in arain-shortened complete-game win...marked themost consecutive K's in a game by a Yankee since8/8/99 when David Cone fanned six in-a-row atSeattle-credit: Elias...Won a career-high eight consecutive starts from 6/3-7/11, compiling a 1.81 ERA (59.2IP, 43H, 12ER, 18BB, 50K,2HR)...became the rst Yankee to win eight straightstarts since Roger Clemens won eight in-a-row from5/26-7/4/01...Made his 300th career start on 6/3 vs. Baltimore,recording the win in a 6-3 Yankees victory...alloweda seventh-inning HR to Luke Scott, the only regularseason HR he has surrendered to a left-handed batterat the current Yankee Stadium...snapped a streak of37 consecutive home starts without allowing a HR toa lefty, dating back to 4/5/08...Became the youngest pitcher at the time of his 300thstart since Dwight Gooden (age 29 yrs, 205 dayson 6/9/94) and the youngest lefty since FernandoValenzuela (age 29 yrs, 226 days on 6/15/90)-credit:Elias...became the eighth pitcher to make his 300thcareer start with the Yankees since 1955, just the secondsuch pitcher to win (also Jimmy Key in 1994)-credit:Elias...his career .627 (141-84) winning pct. was thethird-highest among active pitchers through their first300 career starts behind Tim Hudson (.655, 144-76) andteammate Andy Pettitte (.642, 156-87)...Allowed 1ER or less in a career-high five straight startsfrom 6/20-7/11...according to the Elias Sports Bureau,it marked the longest such stretch by a Yankee sinceDavid Cone in 1999...Made his 50th start as a Yankee on 6/25 at Los Angeles-NL, recording the win to improve his record to 28-11with 286K as a Yankee...according to the Elias Sports Bureau, only two other pitchers posted as many winsand Ks over their rst 50 starts with the Yankees: Ron Guidry (31-10, 347K) and David Cone (28-10, 374K)...Surpassed 2,000.0 career IP in 7/1 win vs. Seattle, becoming the youngest pitcher to reach the mark sinceGreg Maddux in 1995 and the youngest lefthander since Fernando Valenzuela in 1990...Reached the All-Star break with a 12-3 record and a 3.09 ERA, recording the most pre-All-Star break wins bya Yankee since Mike Mussina went 12-3 in the first half of 2002...matched his most wins prior to the All-StarBreak (also 12-3 pre-ASG in 2007)...Was undefeated in 11 starts from 5/29-7/22, going 9-0 with two no-decisions and a 2.62 ERA (79.0IP, 69H,23ER, 28BB, 70K, 2HR)...Recorded his 150th career victory on 8/7 vs. Boston...reached the plateau with just 86 losses (a .636 winningpct.)...according to the Elias Sports Bureau, only three active pitchers at the time reached the plateau withfewer losses (Roy Halladay was 150-76, Tim Hudson was 150-79, and Andy Pettitte was 150-79)...Suffered the loss on 9/7 vs. Baltimore, his first lossat Yankee Stadium since 7/2/09, snapping a 21-startundefeated streak at home...over the stretch, went 16-0with a 2.05 ERA (149.0IP, 34ER) as the Yankees went 19-2in those starts...according to the Elias Sports Bureau, thestreak tied Whitey Ford (8/8/64-8/18/65 at the originalYankee Stadium) for the longest undefeated streak ofstarts by a Yankee at any Stadium (home or away)...it wasthe longest undefeated streak of starts by any pitcher atany stadium since Johan Santana's 24-start undefeatedstreak at the Metrodome from 8/6/05-4/2/07...Elias alsonotes that Sabathia's 16-game home winning streakmatched Johnny Allen (1932-33) and Ron Guidry (1985-86)for the longest in franchise history...Recorded his 20th win on 9/18 at Baltimore in an 11-3Yankees victory (7.0IP, 7H, 3ER, 1BB, 4K, 1HR)...won his21st game on 9/28 at Toronto, limiting the Jays to 3H and1ER in 8.1IP (2BB, 8K, 1HR)...Went 2-0 with a 5.63 ERA in three postseasonstarts...started ADS Game 1 and ALCS Game 1 - his sixthand seventh career Game 1 starts, putting him in a fourwaytie for the fourth-most all time, trailing only GregMaddux (11), Whitey Ford (8) and Roger Clemens (8).
Was 19-8 with a 3.37 ERA and two complete games in 34 starts with the Yankees, tying for the Major League lead in wins with Seattle's Felix Hernandez, Detroit's Justin Verlander and St. Louis' Adam Wainwright...matched his personal single-season high (was 19-7 w/ Cleveland in 2007)... was third in the American League with a .232opponents batting average against (197-for-849, 18HR), and fourth in both IP (230.0)and ERA (3.37)... left-handed batters hit just .198 (39-for-197, 3HR) against him, whilerighties batted .242 (158-for-652, 15HR)... the Yankees were 22-12 in his starts...W i t h 1 9 w i n s ,s u r p a s s e d D o c kEllis (17-8 in 1976)for the most singlese a s o n v i c t o r i e sb y a n A f r i c a n -American pitcher inYankees f ranchis ehistory... marked themost wins by a Yankeein his first season withthe franchise sinceTommy John in 1979(21-9)... were the mostwins by a Yankees lefthandersince AndyPettitte went 21-8 in2003...Began the season 1-3with a 4.85 ERA (39.0IP,21ER) in his first sixstarts, then postedan 18-5 record witha 3.06 ERA (191.0IP,65ER) in 28 starts from5/8 through the endof the season...Led the Major s inwins after the All-Starbreak, compiling an11-2 record with a 2.74ERA in 15 starts... theYankees went 13-2in his post-All-Starbreak starts, whichincluded an 11-startundefeated stretchf rom 8/ 2- 9/ 26 i nwhich he went 9- 0with a 2.04 ERA (79.1IP, 56H, 18ER, 19BB, 85K, 6HR)... his nine-game winning streak over that same periodwas the longest in the AL in 2009... according to the Elias Sports Bureau, was the longest post-All-Star breakwinning streak by a Yankee since Aaron Small went 10-0 (8-0 as a starter) in 2005...Compiled a 12-6 record with a 3.53 ERA on the road, tying Texas' Scott Feldman and St. Louis' Adam Wainwrightfor the most wins away from home among all Major League pitchers... marked the most road wins by a Yankeein the last 31 seasons, since Ron Guidry went 13-2 away from the original Yankee Stadium in 1978...Became the 10th lefthander in Yankees history to win 19-or-more games in a season, joining Whitey Ford, LeftyGomez, Ron Guidry, Tommy John, Eddie Lopat, Herb Pennock, Fritz Peterson, Andy Pettitte and David Wells...Compiled an American League-best 1.59 first-inning ERA (34.0IP, 6ER - min 20GS), according to the EliasSports Bureau...Tossed at least 7.0IP in 24 of his 34 starts, including 10 of his final 12 outings... marked the most starts of atleast 7.0IP in a season by a Yankee since Melido Perez (27) in 1992 and the most such starts while also allowing3ER or less (20) since Mike Mussina in 2001 (21)... strung together eight straight starts with at least 7.0IP from5/8-6/16, marking the longest such single-season streak by a Yankee since David Cone (eight straight from6/24-8/2/98)... threw at least 100 pitches in 27-of-34 starts, marking the most 100-pitch starts by a Yankeein a single season since Roger Clemens in 2001 (also 27)...Allowed just 1HR to a left-handed batter in his final 21 starts (122AB) from 6/16 to the end of the season(Jim Thome on 8/2 at Chicago-AL)... did not allow an extra-base hit to a lefty from 8/8 to 9/26 (spanning63AB)... held lefthanders to a .127 batting average over the stretch, allowing just eight singles and 3BB...For the third straight year, was selected as the recipient of the "Warren Spahn Award" as the season's topleft-handed pitcher... the award is given by the Oklahoma Sports Museum and is based on a combinationof wins, strikeouts and earned run average... placed fourth in AL Cy Young Award voting and received oneeighth-place vote for AL MVP.Made his sixth career Opening Day start on 4/6 at Baltimore, recording the loss in a 10-5 Orioles victory (4.1IP,8H, 6ER, 5BB, 0K)... marked just the fifth time in his career that he failed to strike out a batter and first since7/25/05 at Oakland (w/ Cleveland)... according to Elias, he became the first Yankees starter to not record astrikeout in an Opening Day assignment since George Mogridge in 1918...Became the Yankees' sixth different Opening Day starting pitcher in the last seven years and the team'sfirst free-agent signing to make an Opening Day startimmediately after signing with the club during theprevious offseason since Roger Clemens in 2003... wasthe ninth left-hander to make an Opening Day start forthe Yankees over the last 50 years (1960-2009), joiningRandy Johnson (2005-06), Andy Pettitte (1998), JimmyKey (1993-95), Dave LaPoint (1990), Dennis Rasmussen(1987), Tommy John (1981), Ron Guidry (1978-80, '82-84,'86) and Whitey Ford (1961-62, '64, '66)... was the Yankees'first African-American Opening Day starter...Earned his first win of the season in his second start on4/11 at Kansas City in a 6-1 Yankees victory, tossing 7.2scoreless innings (6H, 0BB, 6K)...Started the first-ever regular season game in YankeeStadium on 4/16 vs. Cleveland, leaving without a decisionin a 10-2 Indians victory... limited his former club to 1ER in5.2IP (5H, 5BB, 4K)... exited in the sixth with the game tied1-1 before Cleveland scored 9R in the seventh... opposed2008 Cy Young Award winner Cliff Lee, marking the firsttime the last two AL Cy Young Award winners faced offsince 2003 when Roger Clemens and Barry Zito squaredoff on 5/4/03 at the original Yankee Stadium...Recorded a complete-game loss on 4/27 at Detroit in a 4-2 Tigers victory (8.0IP, 6H, 4ER, 0BB, 7K, 1HR)... washis 27th career complete game, and the sixth complete-game loss of his career... was the first CG loss by aYankee since Randy Johnson on 8/24/06 in a 4-2 loss at Seattle...Recorded a 4-0 complete-game shutout victory on 5/8 at Baltimore... marked the first CG-shutout by a Yankeesince Chien Ming Wang on 7/28/06 vs. Tampa Bay (2H, 2BB, 1K), snapping a franchise-record 414-game stretchwithout a Yankees pitcher recording a shutout (credit: Elias)... became the first Yankees lefthander to throwa shutout at Baltimore since Ron Guidry in 1985 at Memorial Stadium...Faced his former club again on 5/30 at Cleveland, recording the win in a 10-5 Yankees victory in his first startat Progressive Field since being traded by the Indians last July (7.0IP, 5H, 3ER, 3BB, 8K, 1HR)... according tothe Elias Sports Bureau, became the first pitcher with 100 career wins with the Indians to subsequently defeatCleveland since Early Wynn did so with the White Sox in 1962...Exited his start on 6/21 at Florida after 1.1IP with a soreleft biceps muscle... allowed 1ER on 3H in 1.1IP (1BB,1K)... was his shortest start since 6/26/04 vs. Colorado,when he left that game after 1.0 inning with irritationin his left shoulder... did not miss a start...Was 5-0 with a 1.63 ERA (49.2IP, 9ER) in his last sevenhome starts from 7/18 until the end of the season,allowing just 33H and 16BB with 46K...Reached 1,500 career strikeouts on 7/28 at TampaBay, catching Carl Crawford looking in the fifthinning... recorded the loss in a 6-2 Rays victory (5.2IP, 9H, 6R, 5ER, 2BB, 6K, 1HR)...Allowed 4R/3ER in 6.2IP (8H, 0BB, 8K) on 8/23 at Boston while becoming the Majors' first 15-game winner,defeating Josh Beckett (8.0IP, 8ER)... according to the Elias Sports Bureau, became the first Yankee to be thefirst pitcher in the Majors to win 15 games since Roger Clemens in 2001 and just the second since David Conein 1998... became only the second pitcher since 1946 to reach the mark first in his first season with a team,joining Roger Clemens (w/ Toronto in 1997)...Struck out at least seven batters in a career-high seven straight starts from 8/8-9/7, matching Mike Mussina(4/2-5/7/03 - 7GS) and Ron Guidry (7/14-8/15/78 - 7GS) as the only three Yankees pitchers since 1954 to postseven such consecutive games...Allowed a career-high-tying 9R (5ER) in 2.2IP on 10/2 at Tampa Bay in his final regular season start... markedhis shortest non-injury-shortened start since 6/21/06 w/Cleveland vs. Chicago-NL... matched his season highwith 5BB (also 4/6 at Baltimore and 4/16 vs. Cleveland).
Went a combined 17-10 with a 2.70 ERA in 35 combined starts with Cleveland and Milwaukee... led the Majors in innings pitched (253.0), complete games (10) and shutouts (five), ranked second in strikeouts (251) and fourth in ERA... despite midseason trade, finished fifth in National League Cy Young Award voting and sixthin NL MVP voting...Opponents batted .237 (223-for-942, 19HR); LH .205 (48-for-234, 5HR), RH .247(175-for-708, 14HR)... his five shutouts were thesecond-most in a single season over the last 15 years(1994-2008), behind Randy Johnson's six in 1998... onlyJohnson (12 CG in 1999) has recorded more completegames in a single season than Sabathia's 10 over thelast 10 years (1999-2008)... marked the most inningspitched by any Major League pitcher since Montreal'sLivan Hernandez in 2004 (255.0)...With a 117-73 career record, his .616 winning percentageis the 12th-highest among lefthanders with as many ormore decisions (190) since 1900 and the fifth-highestamong left-handers whose careers began after 1950...Leads all active Major League pitchers under the ageof 29 in career wins (117), strikeouts (1,393) and inningspitched (1659.1)...Over the last five seasons (2004-08), leads the Majors inshutouts (nine), ranks second in complete games (22),fourth in strikeouts (932), fifth in wins (74) and sixth ininnings pitched (1,071.1)...Among active Major League lefthanders, ranks fourthin ERA (3.66) and opponents average (.247), fifth incareer winning percentage (.616), seventh in strikeouts(1,393) and ninth in wins (117)...Has recorded 11 wins in each of his eight seasons to begin his Major League career,marking the second-longest such streak among active pitchers behind Tim Hudson(10 seasons)...Lost his first three decisions (0-3, 4GS, 13.50 ERA)... over his remaining 31 starts(beginning 4/22), posted a 17-7 record and a 1.88 ERA, leading the Majors in ERAover the span...Opened the year at Cleveland, going 6-8 with a 3.83 ERA in 18 starts before beingacquired by Milwaukee on 7/7... finished with 106 wins as an Indian, ranking secondall time among club lefthanders behind Sam McDowell (122)...Made his fifth career Opening Day start on 3/31 vs. Chicago (AL), marking the mostOD starts by an Indian since Bob Lemon started five between 1950 and 1956...Won a career-high 12 straight decisions over 16 starts from 6/10-8/31, pitching to a1.55 ERA over the stretch and striking out 126 batters in 128.0IP with only 28 walks...Was acqui red byMilwaukee on 7/ 7in exchange for OFMat t LaPor ta, LHPZach Johnson, RHPRob Br yson and aplayer to be namedlater (OF Mi chaelBrantley)... becamethe fifth defendingCy Yo u n g Awa r dwinner to be tradedbefore the end of thefol lowing season,joining Frank Viola,David Cone, PedroMartinez and RogerC l e m e n s... w a sleading the AL with123K at the time ofthe trade...Went 11-2 with a 1.65ERA in 17 starts as aBrewer, tossing sevencomplete games andthree shutouts... theBrewers went 14-3 inhis starts... opponentsbat ted .222 (106-for-478, 6HR)... afterjoining the Brewers,led the Major s i nERA, tied Cliff Lee formost wins and rankedsecond in strikeouts(128)... the Brewerswent 41-32 (. 562)from 7/8 (Sabathia'sfirst start) throughthe remainder of theyear, recording thefifth-best winning percentage in the NL over the span...Won his first nine decisions over his first 13 starts after joining Milwaukee, winning the NL "Player of theMonth" Award in July (4-0, 2.27 ERA) and August (5-0, 1.12)...Became the second pitcher in the last 90 years to win his first nine decisions following a midseason changeof teams, joining Doyle Alexander who went 9-0 after going from the Braves to the Tigers in 1987...Tossed 6.0 or more innings in all but one start with the Brewers, allowing more than 3ER just once...Collected three straight complete games from 7/13-28, allowing only 3ER in 27.0IP (1.00 ERA)... became thefirst Brewer to toss three consecutive CGs since Cal Eldred in 1994... streak was capped off by a three-hitshutout on 7/23 at St. Louis...Tossed a one-hit shutout on 8/31 at Pittsburgh in a 7-0 win for his ninth career shutout... lone hit was anAndy LaRoche check-swing dribbler back to Sabathia in the fifth inning...Made each of his final three starts of the season on three-days' rest, going 2-1 with a 0.83 ERA... includedwas a complete-game, 3-1 win on 9/28 vs. the Cubs to clinch the Brewers' Wild Card berth (9.0IP, 4H, 1R, 0ER,1BB, 7K) on the final day of the season...Recorded the loss in his only postseason start on 10/2 at Philadelphia in Game 2 of the NLDS, allowing 5ERin 3.2IP...Following the season, was selected as the recipient of the "Warren Spahn Award" as the season's top lefthandedpitcher... the award is given by the Oklahoma Sports Museum and is based on a combination ofwins, strikeouts and earned run average.
Had Cy Young-caliber season as he set new career-bests in wins (19), starts (34), innings (241), ERA (3.21) and strikeouts (209) ... Led the Majors in innings pitched (241.0IP), the first Indian since Early Wynn in 1954 to lead the AL outright in IP and the first Indian since Bob Feller in 1947 & only Tribe LHP to lead the Majors in IP... The241.01P were the most by an Indian since Charles Nagy in·1992... Also finished tied for 2nd in the AmericanLeague in wins, 2nd in complete games (4), 5th in strikeouts (209), T3rd in winning % (.731) & 6th in WHIP(1.14)...Was the only AL pitcher to rank in the top 6 in all categories... WINS- Finished tied for 2nd in the ALwith Fausto Carmona with 19 wins, the first set of Tribe teammates since 1956 to win at least 19 games... Mostwins by a Tribe LHP since Sam McDowell (20) in 1970)...Collected his 19th win of 2007 and 100th careerwin in his final start at KC on September 28 (7.0IP, 8H, 3ER)...Was the youngest Major League pitcher(27y, 70d) since Greg Maddux in 1993 to win 100 games... Of the sixteen (16) 300-game winners since 1900,only three (Christy Mathewson, Maddux and Walter Johnson) were younger than Sabathia at the time of their100th win ... Youngest Indian lefty ever to win 100 games and youn~est overall pitcher since Bob Feller in 1941 towin 100 games... Now owns a career winning % of .613, which is 5 h best among active LHP and 7th best in clubhistory behind Early Wynn (.617) ... With his win over PHI on June 20, he reached double-digit wins for the 7thstraight season... Has won 10+ games in each of his first 7 seasons with the Indians He is the 2nd pitcher (andonly LHP) in club history to accomplish that feat, joining RHP Addie Joss (1902-09) No other Indians LHP haswon 10+ in 7 straight years at any point in his career...Leads all active MLB pitchers under the age of 28 incareer wins (100), SO (1142) while placing 2nd in IP (1406.1)... CC's 100 wins are 2nd most by a LHP in clubhistory (McDowell 122) and are 3rd most of any Indians P since 1960...STRIKEOUTS - His 209 strikeouts wereL!:::::::========!J the most by an Indian since Bartolo Colon (201) in 2001 and the most by an Indians LHP since SamMcDowell (304)...His career 1142K rank 7th in club history behind Mel Harder (1161 K) ... Passed Luis Tiant (1041K) for 9thplace on June 30, Mike Garcia (1095K) for 8th on August 19, and Gary Bell (1104K) for 7th on August 24 ... Notched his 1,000thcareer SO on May 21 vs. SEA (K'd Ichiro in the 5th inning)...Among pitchers reaching the milestone, CC became the youngest LHPsince F.Valenzuela (1985), youngest in the AL since Roger Clemens (1989) and the 2nd youngest Indians pitcher ever (S.McDowell,1967)... Recorded the 2nd highest KlBB ratio (MLB-best 5.65) by a LHP in MLB history (see chart) and the highest KlBB ratioEVER by an AL LHP... Finished 2nd in the AL to Paul Byrd in walks per 9.01P (1.4) ... Went 16 consecutive starts without walkingmore than 1 batter (ApriI20-July 5), a club record since 1957 and the longest such streak in the Majors this year. ..OPENER - Made his4th career opening day start and won at Chicago on April 2 (6.0IP, 8H, 3R/ER)... Was his 1st career opening day win ... Earned his 4thwin May 1 in a 12-4 win over Toronto... Allowed 3HR (tied career high) in the 1st but then retired 16 of the last 17 batters he faced ...6.01P, 4H, 3R/ER, OBB, 9K, HR to Rios/Glaus/Hill. .. Improved to 5-0 on May 6 at Baltimore as Indians won 9-6 ... 7.01P, 9H, 3R/ER,1BB, 9K... Began the year at 5-0 for the 1st time in his career.i.Taqqed with his 1st loss on May 11 at Oakland (6.2IP, 9H, 6R/ER,1BB, 5K, 2HR)... SHO-Fired his 5th career CG SHO on June 5 vs. KC, improving to 9-1 ... Fanned 8 while allowing just 5H and OBB asthe Indians won 1-0 on Gutierrez' HR... Tossed 9.0 shutout innings (NO) on June 10 at Cincinnati, a 12-inning 1-0 loss to the Reds...Allowed season-low 3H, 1BB, and K'd 6... Stretched his scoreless innings streak to 22.0 in his June 15 start vs. Atlanta, but lost a 5-4decision... 8.1IP, season-high 12H, 5R/4ER, 1BB, 7K. \.Posted his 10th win on June 20 vs. Philadelphia, totaling 6.0IP, 5H, 4R/ER,1BB, 4K as he reached double-digit wins for the 7th straight year ... Notched 11th win and 2nd CG on June 25 vs. Oakland,totaling 9.0IP, 9H, 2R1ER, OBB, 8K... Was the 3rd time in 5 starts he completed 9.0 innings... Improved to 12-2 in his start of June30 vs. Tampa Bay, totaling 7.0IP, 6H, 3R/2ER, OBB, 8K ... His 12th win (in 18th start) matched his 2006 total (in 28 starts) ... Wasnamed AL Player of the Week for June 25-July 1 (2-0, 2.25ERA, 16.0IP, 15H, 4ER, OBB, 16K)...Tossed a season-low 4.01P w/aseason-high 7R/ER and 3HR all'd in a July 5 loss at Detroit. .. Lost to the Twins on July 29 despite matching a then-career highwith 11K... 7.2IP, 6H, 3R11ER, OBB...JOHAN- Beat the Twins/Johan Santana 5-2 on August 3 (6.0IP, 8H, 2ER)... Went 41.01P(July 19-August 19) w/out a HR... Beat Santana in CLE for his 15th win on August 29 (6.0IP, 7H, 2R/ER, 2BB, 2K) and again on Sept.3 at MIN for his 16th win (8.0IP, 6H, OR, 1BB, 6K)... /s the only P to beat J.Santana 3x in one year Tossed CG at LAA on Sept. 8(9.0IP, 5H, 1RlER) for his 17th win as Tribe won 6-1 after Tribe dropped first 2 games of the series K'd career-high 13 on Sept.14 vs. Kansas City (NO, 7.0IP, 7H, 4R1ER) in a 5-4 win... Posted career-high 18th win on Sept. 19 vs. Detroit (7.0IP, 5H, 2R/ER,1BB, 7K) ... Allowed OHR in last 46.01P (August 19)... Pitched 6.01P or more and allowed 2ER or fewer for 10 straight GS from July 24Sept.8 (In that stretch: 4-3, 1.83ERA; Indians were just 4-6), the first Indians P to do so since G.Perry (15GS) in 1974... Has allowed2ER or less in 20/34GS and lasted 6.0IP+ in 32/34GS... Batters hit .276 (56-203) with RISP and .242 (22-91) w/RISP-20uts... Withmen on base batters hit .255 (96-376)... From start of July 24 thru the end of the season he went 6-3 w/a 2.28 ERA in 13 starts(94.2IP, 80H, 24ER, .229avg) that lowered his ERA from 3.81 to 3.21 ...Went 4-0 w/a 2.37 ERA in 5 September starts (38.0IP,31H, 10ER, 6BB, 33K)...Carries a 5-game winning streak into the 2008 season, going 5-0 w/a 2.45 ERA over last 6 starts to end theseason (44.0IP, 38H, 12ER)... His 2.76 ERA in the 2nd half was the 5th lowest ERA in MLB after the break... Finished T1st in starts(34), 3rd in the AL in pitches (3582), 9th in HR per 9.01P (0.75), 1st in CS off (10SB, 10CS) and T9th in GlOP (23) ... Went at least 6.01Pin every start of the 2nd half (15GS)... Donates $100 dollars for every batter he has struck out since the 2005 season forStrikeoutsForTroops...To date the program has raised $54,200.
Had another outstanding season, posting the 3rd lowest ERA in the American League (3.22) as he became the only lefty and just the second pitcher in club history to post six double-digit win totals at the start of a career...Hall of Fame RHP Addie Joss (1st eight seasons, 1902-09) is the only other Cleveland pitcher to accomplishsuch a feat...His career winning % of .591 (81-56) is now the 8th best mark in club history amongpitchers with at least 1000.0IP, trailing Mike Garcia (.597) and behind Early Winn (.617)...The last MLB lefty to win 10+ games for 6 season at the start of a career was Andy Pettitte (NYY, 1995-2003)...Infact CC is the only lefty in club history with six straight seasons of 10+ wins at any point in a career)...CharlesNagy (1994-99) was the last Indians RHP to do it at any point...On June 27 at STL (8.0IP, 5H, 1R/ER) Sabathianotched his 75th career win ...According to ELIAS, at 25 years and 341 days old he is the youngest pitcher toearn his 75th career win since 332-game winner Greg Maddux (25-175), who won his 75th game on Oct. 6,1991...His 81 wins are now 2nd most in club history by a LHP behind McDowell (122) & are the 3rd most winsby any Indians pitcher since 1960... His 81 career wins are the most by active pitchers under the age of 27...In addition to being 3rd in the AL in ERA he was T8th in strikeouts (172), 6th in SO per 9.0IP (8.0), 11th in fewestwalks allowed per 9.0IP (2.1), 6th in batting average allowed (.247), 3rd in slugging % (.363) allowed, 4th inon-base % (.293) allowed and 12th in batting average vs. RHH (.242)...Equaled a career-high w/a season-high11 strikeouts (5th time) on Sept. 26 vs. Chicago-AL...Had three 10 or more SO games in 2006 and now has 8double-digit strikeout games in his career...Passed Addie Joss (920) into 10th place on club's all-time careerstrikeout list, ending the season with 933...Made his 3rd career opening day start on April 2 at Chicago and left the game in the 3rd inning with a strainedright oblique muscle (2.1IP, 3H, 3R/ER, 1BB, 3K)...Was placed on the 15-day DL the following day and made arehab assignment on April 27 in Buffalo against Syracuse (5.0IP, 6H, 2R/1ER, 1BB, 5K)...Was his 2nd careerstint on the DL, missing over a month last season with a similar injury...Was activated prior to his start of May2nd against the Chicago White Sox (Earned his 1st win of the season, 5.0IP, 5H, 1R/ER)...Sabathia was named AL Pitcher of the Month for May (1st career) as he went 5-1 w/a 1.20 ERA in 6 startsafter coming off the DL on May 2 (45.0IP, 34H, 6ER, 8BB, 38K)... Worked at least 8.0IP in 4 straight starts,May 7-24... According to ELIAS the last Indians pitcher to work at least 8.0IP in 4 straight starts was BartoloColon in June of 1998...Also worked 8.0 or more IP in 4 straight starts (Aug. 12-29)...Had MLB-high 6 complete games on the season...The mostby an Indians LHP since Greg Swindell tossed 7 in 1991and the most by an Indians pitcher overall since BartoloColon (6) in 1998... Recorded back-to-back completegames (5/19-24), becoming the first Indians pitchersince Colon (May of 2002) to record complete gamesin consecutive starts...Also did it July 7 & 15... Tossedat least 8.0 innings in 14 of his 28GS and 9 of his last15GS...Was also T1st in the AL with 2 CG/shutouts...Tossed his 3rd career SHO in start of May 24 at Minnesota(9.0IP, 6H, 0R, 0BB, 8K)...Tossed his 3rd complete gameand 2nd shutout of the year on July 7 vs. the BaltimoreOrioles, a 9-0 win (9.0IP, 3H, 0R, 7K)... Was his 7th winof the season and also equaled his low hit game of hiscareer...Now owns 12 career CG's and 4 shutouts as hetossed two 3-hitters and two 4-hitters on the year...Tossed his 7th career complete game as he also tossedthe low-hit game of his career in start of May 19 vs.Pittsburgh Pirates (9.0IP, 3H, 1R/ER, 1BB, 9K)...Tossedhis 6th and final CG in posting 11th win on Sept. 10 atChicago (9.0IP, 4H, 2R/ER, 9K)...Worked at least 7.0IPin 11 of his last 12 starts...Since August 1 of 2005 CC is 21-12 w/a 2.93 ERA in 39starts (270.0IP, 239H, 88ER)...From June 27 on he was7-7 w/a 2.71 ERA (17GS, 126.0IP, 118H, 38ER)...FromAugust 1 on he was 5-4 w/a 2.45 ERA in 11 starts (84.1IP,75H, 23ER, 77K)... In 6 August starts he was 3-1with a1.87ERA (48.0IP, 44H, 10ER, 7BB, 43K)...Had the lowest road ERA (2.90) in the AL and the 2nd lowest day ERA (2.33) in the AL... His 0.79 (192.2IP,17HR) HR per 9.0IP was 8th lowest in the AL...Batters hit .248 (74-298) with runners on and .239 (37-155) withRISP, the 11th lowest mark in the league... 16 for 72 (.222) w/RISP-2 outs...Allowed 14SB's (5CS)...Equaleda career-high by allowing 3 HR in start of June 4 vs. LA Angels (5.0IP, 8H, 7R)...Allowed a career-high tying 9runs/9ER on June 21 vs. Chicago-NL...In June he was 1-3 w/a 7.57ERA in 5GS (27.1IP, 32H, 23ER)...Went 1-3w/a 3.74 ERA (33.2IP, 38H, 14 ER) in 5 July starts...Sabathia's 6 career RBI are the most by ANY AL pitcher inthe 10 years of interleague play since 1997 (Mike Mussina 5)...Was 4-0 w/a 2.23 ERA in 5 starts vs. the WhiteSox and is now 12-3 vs. Chicago-AL...Underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on Sept. 29 at the Cleveland Clinic... Sabathiaunderwent an anterior horn lateral meniscus tear, which was originally diagnosed in mid-August after a startin Tampa...The 35-minute procedure was performed by Indians Head Team Physician Dr. Mark Schickendantz& Dr. Rick Parker.
Sabathia added another impressive season to his resume that includes 69 career wins at the age of just 25 and five straight seasons of double-digit wins to start a career...His 69 career wins are the most in Major League Baseball among pitchers under 26...The last Indians pitcher to start his career off w/5 straight double-digit win seasonswas Luis Tiant, 1964-68...Is less than 27.0IP from entering the club's top 10 list in career winning %...His current.605 current career winning % would be 7th in club history ahead of Mike Garcia (.597) and behind Early Wynn(.617)...On the year he posted 15 wins, the 2nd highest total of hiscareer and tied for the 8th highest total in the AmericanLeague...CC also finished 7th in the league in strikeouts(161), 10th in average against (.248), 6th in strikeouts per9.0IP (7.4) and 5th in slugging % (.373) allowed... Becamethe first Indians pitcher since Ken Schrom in June/July of1986 to win 7 straight starts from August 5-Sept. 7, settinga new career-high winning streak in the process (2.37ERAover the span, 49.1IP, 36H, 13ER)...Over his last 11 starts from August 5th on he was 9-1 w/a2.24 ERA (76.1IP, 57H, 19ER, 74K) to lower his ERA from5.16 to 4.03...His 9 wins in the 2nd half were T4th in theAL/MLB...From July 6-30 he lost a career-high 5 straightstarts (8.39ERA, 24.2IP, 36H, 23ER) and after start of July30 he was 6-9 w/a 5.16ERA...Sabathia began the season on the 15-day disabled list (placed on DL officially on March 25; activated on April 16)after straining his right oblique muscle warming up prior to his first spring start on March 6 vs. Detroit...CC wenton to post 2 rehab starts in AA Akron in early April...Was the first official trip to the ML disabled list of his career...Made his 2005 debut against the Minnesota Twins in Jacobs Field on April 17, a 2-1 win over the Twins (ND, 5.2IP,5H, 1R/ER, 1BB, 7K)...Won his first start of 2005 on April 22 at Seattle (7.0IP, 5H, 1R/ER, 2BB, 5K)...Had his scoreless inning streak (April 22-May 5) snapped at 16.0 innings in start of May 5 (tied C.Lee for Indiansseason-high)...Snapped a 3-game losing skid in start on May 25 in Cincinnati (6.0IP, 7H, 3R/2ER) to even his recordat 3-3...Hit his 1st career homer in the start in the 4th inning off Elizardo Ramirez (7th AL pitcher since 1997 toHR)...Worked a then season-high 8.2IP in a no-decision start of May 26 vs. Minnesota (6H, 4R/ER)...Improved to5-3 at SF on June 10, a 10-2 win over the Giants...8.0IP, 5H, 2R/ER, 2BB, 6K, HR to Alou in the 6th inning...Hit a2-run double off Brett Tomko in the 7th inning that extended the Tribe's lead to 5-2...Had 4RBI on the year (mostby an Indians pitcher since 1972)...Fell to 5-4 in his start of June 20 against Boston, a 10-9 loss...Allowed a career-high 9 runs in 4.2 innings...9H,9R/ER, 0BB, 5K, 2HR...He went 1-1 w/a 6.83 ERA in 5 June starts (27.2IP, 31H, 21ER)...His 6.83 ERA in June washis highest in a month since July 2002 (0-3, 7.53 ERA)... Followed up June by going 1-5 w/a 6.68 ERA in July(6GS, 32.1IP, 39H, 24ER, 26K)...Allowed 5 runs on a season-high 10 hits and suffered the loss on July 6 againstthe Tigers to start his 5-game/start losing streak...Lost his 4th straight start in his outing of July 25 against theOakland Athletics at McAfee Coliseum...Allowed 8 runs in 2.1 innings, his shortest start since June 26, 2004 (1.0IPagainst COL)...Was 5-0 w/a 3.27 ERA in 5GS in August...Improved to12-9 in his outing of September 2, a 6-1 win against theMinnesota Twins at the Metrodome...Retired the first 17batters faced...7.1IP, 3H, 0ER, BB, 7K...CG - Tossed hisfirst CG of the season (6th career) on Sept. 7 at Detroit,equaling his career-low CG w/a 4-hitter (9.0IP, 4H, 1R/ER,HR to Wilson)... Retired the last 21 he faced, struck outan Indians 2005-high of 10 and posted his 5th careerdouble-digit strikeout game...7-game/start win streakwent from August 5 to Sept. 7 and was snapped onSept. 12 vs. Oakland in a 2-0 tough-luck loss (6.0IP,4H, 1R, 5BB, 7K)... Won his 15th game and worked8.0IP w/9K on Sept. 29 vs. Tampa Bay...Went 4-1 w/a1.45 ERA in 6 Sept. starts (43.1IP, 28H, 7ER, 46K, .187 avg against) and finished runner up to Jose Contreras forAL Pitcher of the Month honors...Indians were 20-11 in his starts as both lefties and righties hit .248 off him for the year...Pitched into the 6th inningin 23 of 32 starts...Batters hit .305 (87-285) w/runners on base off him and .307 (51-166) with RISP...Allowed11 steals to 7CS...Batters hit .213 (98-460) off him w/no one on base...His average against in the 2nd half was.232 (83-358, .295OB%)...His ground ball/fly ball ratio of 1.55 (288/186) was 8th in AL (Westbrook #1)...Indiansexercised his 2006 club option and signed him to a two-year extension through 2008 on April 27.
Had another solid season in his 4th year in the big leagues at the age of 24...Posted 10 or more wins for the 4th straight season, becoming the first Indians pitcher since Luis Tiant to record double-digit win totals in each of his first four major league seasons...Tiant did it from 1963-68 for the Indians.Notched his 50th career win on July 27th vs. Detroit, becoming the youngest pitcher to reach 50 career wins sinceAtlanta's Steve Avery (10/1/93; 23+170)... According to Elias he is the youngest to reach 50 career wins amongall active MLB pitchers...Greg Maddux, who ended 2004 w/305 career wins, won his 50th game at the age of 24years, 95 days old... Became just the 10th left-handed pitcher in club history to record 50 wins...Pitched the firsthalf of the season at 23 years of age before turning 24 on July 21...Of the top 5 active career win leaders entering2004 (Clemens 314, Maddux 289, Glavine 254, R. Johnson 232, Wells 201), only Greg Maddux (46) had closeto as many wins as Sabathia's total of 49 (Clemens 33, Glavine 23, Johnson 0, Wells 0) before turning 24. His .607 (54-35) career-winning % is the 9th highest career winning % among current ML pitchers w/at least 65decisions... CC became only the 2nd Indian to make 100 career starts before age of 24 on May 1 vs. Baltimore,joining Hall of Famer Bob Feller (175GS)... Pitched 1.0IP in the 2004 All-Star Game at Houston (1.0IP, 4H, 3R)after his 2nd consecutive selection to the AL AL-Star Team after going 5-4 w/a 3.33 ERA in 17 first half starts(105.1IP, 95H, 39ER, 70K).Despite the perception of having an "off" year, CC's ERA was 14th in the AL (4.12), 10th in batting average against(team-low .252) and his road ERA of 3.39 was 6th in the league...His 0.96 HR all'd per 9.0IP was 12th lowest inthe AL...His 6 "blown wins" after leaving the game as the winning pitcher of record was tied for 4th among MLBpitchers.Made his second consecutive/career start on opening day vs. the Minnesota Twins (7.0IP, 2H, 0R, 4BB,9SO)...Also started in Baltimore last March 31 (7.0IP, 8H, 2R/ER)...Dennis Eckersley started 2 straight openingdays as a 21 & 22 year old in 1976-77...Did not get a decision despite taking a 4-0 lead into the clubhouse afterpitching 7.0 scoreless frames in the opener (7.0 IP, 2 H, 0R/ER, 4BB, 9SO)...In his second start the tossed a thenseason-high 8.0IP on April 10 at Kansas City as the bullpen again blew a 3-run lead, this time in the 9th inning(8.0IP, 6H, 3R/ER, 4BB, 4K)...Won first game of season in outing on April 16 vs. Detroit (6.0IP, 4H, 1R).Was scratched from his start of April 22 against Kansas City due to irritated left biceps tendon in the front of hisshoulder and did not start from 4/17-30...Made 4th start on May 1 (7.0IP, 4H, 1R/ER, 0BB, 1K) vs. Baltimore andleft w/2-1 lead after 7.0IP (bullpen blew lead for 3rd time in first 4GS)...Improved to 2-1 and 5-0 lifetime vs. TampaBay in 5GS in start of May 16 (7.0IP, 5H, 0R, 2BB, 6K)...Lost 2 straight decisions/starts at Tampa on May 21 (7.0IP,9H, 3ER) and on May 25 vs. Seattle (6.2IP, 11H, 6ER)...In May he was 1-3 w/a 3.48 ERA in 6 starts (41.1IP, 43H,16ER, 10BB, 17K).Won start of June 6 at Anaheim to even his record at 3-3 that snapped a 2-game losing streak...Was a 7-0 winover the Angels and Bartolo Colon as he took a no-hitter into the 6th inning...7.0IP, 4H, 0R, 2BB, 6K...Notched8.0IP in notching his 4th win of the season on June 20 at New York-NL (8.0IP, 6H, 1R) & won his 3rd straightdecision and 2nd straight start with another 8.0IP, 1 run performance on June 21 vs. Chicago-AL (8.0IP, 4H, 1R).He left his start on June 26 vs. Colorado after 1.0 inning of work with irritation in his left shoulder (career-lowtying 1.0IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0SO), collecting a no-decision in the Tribe's 4-3 win...After results in Cleveland werenegative, CC traveled for a second opinion to Birmingham, AL on Monday, June 28 to visit Dr. James Andrewswho cleared him to return, which he did in a 3.0IP loss to Texas on July 5 (3.0IP, 8H, 6R/ER)...He was 3-0 w/a2.57 ERA in 6 June starts (35.0IP, 27H, 10ER, 11BB, 26K) and received consideration for AL Pitcher of the Monthhonors.Tossed the 2nd complete game shutout of his major league career at Seattle on Sept. 6 at Seattle (9.0IP, 5H, 0R,1BB, 8K) as he allowed just 2 runners to 2nd base (first CG of season/5th career)...Had his 6th potential win blownin start of Sept. 11 at Oakland, leaving w/a 4-3 lead (6.2IP, 5H, 3R/ER, 6BB, 3K)...In the start he extended hisconsecutive scoreless innings streak to 17.0IP following his SHO (season-high by an Indian in 2004, 9/1-11)...Combined in July and August he was 5-5 w/a 6.33 ERA in 11 starts (64.0IP, 73H, 45ER)...Fell to 1-7 lifetimeagainst the Yankees in start at New York on Sept. 1 (6.0IP, 5H, 3R/ER, 2HR)...Made last start on Sept. 16 (strainedright hamstring).He went 2-2 with a 6.67 ERA in 5 July starts (27.0IP, 32H, 20ER) and was 3-3 w/a 6.08 ERA in 6 August starts(37.0IP, 41H, 25ER)...Was 6-6 w/a 5.12 ERA in 13 starts (82.2IP, 81H, 47ER) in the 2nd half...His .232 (39-168)average allowed with RISP was the 11th lowest mark in the league...Batters hit .231 (68-295) w/runners onbase...Were 19 for 75 (.253) w/RISP-2outs...Runners were 17 for 23 against in steals (T8th for most SB all'd inAL)...Went 3-1 w/a 2.57 ERA in 4 starts vs. Chicago-AL (28.0IP, 21H, 8ER)...Batters were 1 for 11 (.091) off himw/the bases loaded...Had the 12th lowest ERA in the AL among qualifiers... His .412 slg % allowed was the 15thlowest mark in the league...His 103.5 pitches per start were 9th in the AL.
Was consistent all season, going at least 5.0 or more innings in 29 of his 30 starts as the Indians averaged just 3.8 runs per game during his starts (had the 5th worst run support among AL starting pitchers)...Named, but did not appear, to his 1st career All-Star Team...At 22 years, 352 days he was the youngest Indians All-Star sinceRHP Dennis Eckersley (22+) in 1977 and the first Tribe All-Star LHP since LHP Greg Swindell in 1989...Led theteam in wins for the third straight season (all 3 in his big league career) and led the team in innings, strikeouts,starts & ERA for the second straight season...His 3.60 ERA was 10th among AL pitchers, his 3.09 home ERA was6th and his 3.38 night ERA was 8th in the AL...His .213 (36-169) average against w/RISP was 6th lowest amongAL pitchers...His 9 CS against while pitching was T4th among AL hurlers (5SB against)... His 105 pitchers perstart ranked 3rd among AL starters behind Joel Pineiro (109) and Barry Zito (107)...His 8.65 hits allowed per 9.0IPwere 15th among AL hurlers...Made his first career opening day start on 3/31 at Baltimore (ND, 7.0IP, 8H, 2R/ER,Riske BS) and was the youngest opening day starting pitcher (22 years, 252 days) in the major leagues since DocGooden (22Y, 143D) started for the New York Mets on 4/8/86 at Pittsburgh...He was also the youngest Indianspitcher to start on opening day since Eckersley (21 years old) on 4/10/76 vs. Detroit...Left his second start @KCon 4/5 after 6.2 innings due to a slight hyper-extension of the left elbow...Made his next start...Was winless overeach of first 6 starts after no-decision on 4/27 at Oakland...Overall went 4-0 w/a 1.91 ERA in 5 May starts (33.0IP,19H, 7ER)...Tossed the third complete game of his career in start of 7/3 @MIN...It was the low-hit complete gameof his career (4-hitter) and the first career 9.0IP complete game...Tossed his first career CG/SHO in start of 8/15vs. Tampa Bay, a 1-0 win (9.0IP, 4H, 0R, 3BB, season-high by an Indian 9SO)... Was the 1st CG, 1-0 shutout by aTribe hurler since Bud Black in 1990 and the Tribe's first 1-0 win since 1997...Collected a pinch-hit single in 15.0IPgame of 6/20 at Pittsburgh in the 11th inning off Mike Williams, becoming first Cleveland pitcher with a pinch hitbase hit since Dick Donovan on 7/28/63.
After a mediocre start to the season, CC turned in an over-powering performance over his last 11 starts that turned his season into a successful second season in the big leagues...Over his last 11 starts he went 7-2 with a 2.54 ERA (78.0IP, 61H, 22ER, 52SO) to lower his ERA from 5.45 to its season-ending total of 4.37...He was 4-1w/a 2.51 ERA in 6 starts in September (43.0IP, 34H, 12ER)...His ERA of 2.54 from 8/6 thru the end of the seasonwas the 5th lowest mark in the American League as he became just the 5th pitcher since 1987 to win 30 gamesover his first two seasons in the big leagues...Led the team in wins, IP, starts and strikeouts...Finished 10th in theAL with 149Ks and his 2.48 day ERA was T4th in the AL...His .73 HR allowed per 9.0IP was the 7th lowest mark inthe AL (17HR, 210.0IP) and he was 9th in the AL with 3,379 pitches thrown... His 24 DP grounders induced wasT6th in the AL... His 19 steals allowed were still T5th among AL pitchers (only 1 over last 13GS)... Also finishedT1st in the league in balks (3), 2nd in walks (88), T9th in runs allowed and 7th in earned runs (102) allowed...Tooka no-hitter into the 8th inning of his second start at Detroit on 4/10 before yielding a lead-off single to RandallSimon in the 8th inning...Ended up equaling his career-high for IP with a 2002-best tying 8.0IP in notching his firstwin of the year @DET...Tossed his first career ML complete game in 8.0 inning loss on 8/18 at Anaheim (8H, 4ER,3BB, 4SO)...He earned his 10th win of the season on 9/2 @DET...Tossed 2nd CG on 9/17 at Boston (8.0IP, 8H,4R/3ER)...Averaged 4.8 RS/GS for him (158RS/33GS) as he worked into the 6th inning in 27 of 33 GS (82%)...19of 28 would be base-stealers were successful (19SB, 9CS), but allowed only 1 steal over his last 13 starts (1 for7) after allowing 18 over his first 20GS... Collected first major league hit on 6/15 at Colorado, a single off DennysReyes...Signed a four-year contract thru 2005 w/a club option for 2006 in spring training on 2/23.
The Tribe's top pitching prospect split the 2000 season between A Kinston and AA Akron and posted acombined ERA of 3.57 (146.1IP, 58ER) in 27 starts over the two stops while striking out a Tribe minor league best 159 batters...His 3.57 ERA was the 6th lowest ERA among Tribe farmhands with at least 94.0 innings ofwork. Began the year at A Kinston and went 3-2 with a 3.54 ERA in 10 starts (56.0IP, 48H, 22ER), which includeda 9.0 inning, 2-hit, complete game shutout in his final start for Kinston on May 23 at Myrtle Beach...In the starthe fanned 10 batters...Also tossed a 7.0 inning, complete game, 4-hit shutout (9SO) at Lynchburg on April26...Was promoted to AA Akron on May 27 and he spent the remainder of the regular season with the Aeroes. Lost his last five decisions at Akron, but pitched 5.0 or more innings in 14 of his 17 starts (went 5.0 or moreinnings in 23 of his 27GS)...Went a combined 3-3 w/a 2.56 ERA in 10 starts in June and July (56.1IP, 38H,16ER) before going 0-3 with a 4.11 in 6 starts in August (30.2IP, 30H, 14ER)...Went 5.0 inning exactly in eachof his last 5 starts as the organization backed off his pitch counts...Entered the season with 86.1 innings ofprofessional experience. Started the Hall of Fame Game for Cleveland against the Arizona Diamondbacks on July 24 in Cooperstown,NY...Did not get a decision in the outing (3.0IP, 3H, 3R/ER, 2BB, 4SO, HR) and pitched in the Futures Gamein Atlanta, GA for Team USA on July 10...Struck out 10 in 5.2 innings of work on August 3 vs. New Haven afterreturning to Akron. On the year between his two minor league stops he limited hitters to a .227 (123-541) with 10 homersallowed...Right-handed hitters hit .240 (105-437) w/9 homers and lefties hit .173 (18-104) w/1 homer...Battershit .236 (39-165) with runners in scoring position on the year...Tabbed as the #1 prospect in the organizationand the #2 prospect in the Eastern League by Baseball America
after the season.
The Tribe's top pitching prospect split the 2000 season between A Kinston and AA Akron and posted a combined ERA of 3.57 (146.1IP, 58ER) in 27 starts over the two stops while striking out a Tribe minor league best 159 batters...His 3.57 ERA was the 6th lowest ERA among Tribe farmhands with at least 94.0 innings of work...Began theyear at A Kinston and went 3-2 with a 3.54 ERA in 10 starts (56.0IP, 48H, 22ER), which included a 9.0 inning, 2-hit,complete game shutout in his final start for Kinston on 5/23 at Myrtle Beach...In the start he fanned 10 batters...Also tossed a 7.0 inning, complete game, 4-hit shutout (9SO) at Lynchburg on 4/26...Was promoted to AA Akronon 5/27 and he spent the remainder of the regular season with the Aeros...Went 5.0 or more innings in 23 of his27GS...Started the Hall of Fame Game for Cleveland against the Arizona Diamondbacks on 7/24 in Cooperstown,NY...Did not get a decision in the outing (3.0IP, 3H, 3R/ER, 2BB, 4SO, HR) and pitched in the Futures Game inAtlanta, GA for Team USA on 7/10...Struck out 10 in 5.2 innings of work on 8/3 vs. New Haven after returning toAkron...On the year between his two minor league stops he limited hitters to a .227 (123-541) with 10 homersallowed...Lefties hit .173 (18-104) w/1 homer...Tabbed as the #1 prospect in the organization and the #2 prospectin the Eastern League by Baseball America
after the season.
Missed the first two and half months of the season with a bone bruise in his left pitching elbow...Did not start the campaign until 6/20 in A Mahoning Valley of the New York-Penn League...Made six starts with the Scrappers, which increased by 1.0 inning increments, before being promoted to A Columbus of the SouthAtlantic League on 7/17...Struck out 9 in 4.1IP (1H, 1R/ER) on 7/8 vs. St. Catherines....Made 3 start forColumbus, including a 9 strikeout, 6.0IP shutout performance at Hagerstown on 7/28 (2H, 1BB)...Waspromoted to A Kinston of the Carolina League on 8/2 and spent the remainder of the season at Kinston....Finishedstrong at Kinston, going 1-0 with a 0.75 ERA over his final two starts of the season (12.0IP, 6H, 1ER, 5BB,11SO) with Kinston...Combined on the year between his three minor league stops he went 5-3 with a 3.29 ERAin 16 starts (68.1IP, 47H, 25ER, 36BB, 76SO)...Overall, minor league hitters hit .198 (47-237) off him with4 HR.
Signed on 6/29/98 and was assigned to Burlington, where he made 5 starts and fanned 35 batters in 18.0 innings (17.5SO per 9.0IP)...Had a strikeout to walk ratio of 4.4....Was ranked by Baseball America as the Tribe's 2nd best prospect, the 4th best prospect in the Appalachian League and ranked as having the bestfastball in the organization.