New York Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia, who is retiring at the end of the season, left Game 4 of the American League Championship Series with a shoulder injury, marking what appears to be the end of his stellar career.
Sabathia left the game in the eighth inning to a standing ovation at Yankee Stadium, and the salutes poured in on social media as well.
If that's the last pitch we see you throw in a big league game @CC_Sabathia thank you for all the years and memories. From the dominance with the @Indians to the run with @Brewers to the leadership with the @Yankees...cheers to you. One of the best to ever do it.— Trevor Bauer (@BauerOutage) October 18, 2019
Best teammate I ever had. Gave everything for his first pitch to his last. Thank you CC— Phil Hughes (@PJHughes45) October 18, 2019
CC Sabathia is baseball's active leader in: wins, losses, games started, complete games, innings, hits allowed, earned runs, homers allowed, walks, strikeouts, and batters faced, among other things. Hell of a career, if it just ended. pic.twitter.com/5KRyZc4L2X— Ben Reiter (@BenReiter) October 18, 2019
Players with ✅250 Wins ✅3000 K ✅Cy Young ✅Postseason (LCS or WS) MVP:— Katie Sharp (@ktsharp) October 18, 2019
Gerrit Cole is out of the Astros dugout giving CC Sabathia a standing ovation as he leaves the mound. Other Astros are on the top steps applauding— Chandler Rome (@Chandler_Rome) October 18, 2019
"That's our leader, man. He gave it all that he had." - Aaron Judge, on CC Sabathia— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) October 18, 2019