CC Sabathia Will Retire if New York Yankees Win the World Series in 2018

CC Sabathia pitches against the Baltimore Orioles. Photo by REX/Shutterstock

New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia is looking to finish his professional career on a high end. Speaking with NY Post on Sunday, the 37-year-old left-hander said that he will retire after this season if Yankees go all the way and win the World Series.

I want one more parade and pretty sure that will be it,’‘ – said Sabathia. “I thought I had it last year.

CC Sabathia also told the Post that he would have retired last season if Yankees managed to win it all, but they ended up being defeated by Houston Astros in the American League Championship Series. Sabathia won his only World Series in 2009 during his first season with the Yankees. He is, alongside outfielder Brett Gardner and pitcher David Robertson, the only player still remaining on the 2018 roster from the 2009 championship generation.

CC Sabathia started his professional career with the Cleveland Indians, spending seven years with the organization and earning three All-Star appearances in the process. Indians traded Sabathia to the Milwaukee Brewers in 2008, before the player decided to sign with the Yankees in 2009. He made an immediate impact on the team, helping them win the World Series and being named ALCS MVP in his first season. Since then the Yankees didn’t manage to reach the World Series.

On December 26, 2017, Sabathia signed a one-year, $10 million contract and expressed his desire to bring another championship in New York.

I feel like this is a young team, and we will turn this into something great,” – said Sabathia at the time. “This is my home, and I want to see this thing through.