Carsten Charles Sabathia turns 31 today. And he does it with 171 career wins. To put that into perspective, here's a little tidbit on that achievement, compliments of LoHud:
According to Elias, the last pitchers with at least 170 wins before turning 31 are currently in the Hall of Fame: [Catfish] Hunter, Bob Feller, Hal Newhouser, Robin Roberts, Don Drysdale, Juan Marichal, Ferguson Jenkins and Jim Palmer.
Not bad company to be amongst, huh? In addition to his birthday, CC also takes the mound tonight looking to lock up a series win for the team and his 15th personal win on the year against James Shields. It's a fair statement to say that CC has been one of the 3 best pitchers in baseball this season, and it's not a stretch to say he's been the best since about mid-May. What better way to cap off the last 8 weeks with a birthday victory, right?
So break out your parachute pants and hit the music to celebrate. It's CC Time, baby!
Flashback: July 30 and 31, 2005
11 minutes ago