Carsten Charles Sabathia and his wife, Amber, have one son, Carsten Charles III (born 9/15/03) and one daughter, Jaeden Arie (9/20/05). Sabathia resides in Fairfield, CA outside his hometown of Vallejo, CA (near Oakland). C.C. attended Vallejo Senior High School where he compiled a mark of 6-0 with a 0.77 ERA (46.2IP, 14H, 4ER, 14BB, 82SO) during his senior season.
Coming out of the draft he was the top high school prospect coming in Northern California according to Baseball America. Sabathia was also an all-conference tight end in football at Vallejo and had scholarship offers to play college football and had actually signed a letter of intent at Hawaii. C.C. was selected to the 28-man 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.
Sabathia has been a regular participant in the Cleveland Indians Winter Press Caravan and has been 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. C.C. is a regular visitor to area hospitals as part of the "Tribe Loving Care" program. He purchased 275 turkeys at Thanksgiving in 2002 for the St. James AME Church and the Greater Cleveland AIDS Taskforce and donated 200 turkey baskets to the Bethany Baptist Church along with the Cavs' Drew Gooden in 2004. He also donated $3,000 to the Cleveland Food Bank for Thanksgiving meals in 2005.
In California, he participated in the Oakland Ballet's rendition of "The Nutcracker" during the 2003 off-season, he organized the Sabathia Baseball Clinic in his hometown of Vallejo in 2003 and annually donates food around the holidays to the Vallejo Boys & Girls Club and in 2005 teamed with Barry Zito and Curt Schilling in a program entitled "StrikeoutsForTroops" a national program which provides some "comforts of home" and assists with family travel and housing expenses for service members who are being treated at military hospitals.
C.C. personally contributed $100.00 for every strikeout in 2000 and raised a total of $16,100. (Parts of bio courtesy of Indians.com)
Sabathia won the 2007 American League Cy Young Award, garnering 19 first-place votes.
- June 2, 1998: Selected by the Cleveland Indians in the 1st round (20th pick) of the 1998 amateur draft. Player signed June 29, 1998.
- July 7, 2008: Traded by the Cleveland Indians to the Milwaukee Brewers for a player to be named later, Rob Bryson (minors), Zach Jackson, and Matt LaPorta. The Milwaukee Brewers sent Michael Brantley (October 3, 2008) to the Cleveland Indians to complete the trade.
- December 20, 2008: Signed as a Free Agent with the New York Yankees.
- C.C. Sabathia's official website