CC Sabathia Walks off the Field to a Standing Ovation During the Game against Houston Astros

October 18, 2019 2:26 pm

New York Yankees veteran pitcher CC Sabathia walked off the field after his body could no longer let him play during game 4 of the American League Championship series.

The 39-year old left-hander was removed in the 8th inning of Yankees’s 8-3 loss to the Houston Astros. After his 20th pitch, manager Aaron Boone and the Yankees athletic trainer came out to check on Sabathia. He fired one warm up pitch and walked off after suffering what the team confirmed to be a shoulder injury.

Sabathia had previously announced that this would be his final season. And as things look, his career could see an unfortunate ending if the injury is a major one. Once he completes this season, Sabathia will have been just one season short of completing two decades in MLB. Over the years, the six time all-star has managed 30093 strikeouts and is one of the most respected pitchers in the league.

Sabathia received a standing ovation as he walked off the field and many believe it could be the last time he will be seen on the big stage in baseball.

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