Not so long ago, CC Sabathia helped to rebuild North Vallejo Little League’s Thurmon Field through his PitCCh In Foundation. Sabathia returned to the field on Monday to throw the ceremonial first pitch at the first night game at the field. Pregame festivities prior to the game included a 20-year reunion of the 1990 NVLL All-Star Team, which I have to assume was Sabathia’s team, but I’m really not sure.
“This game represents the achievement of another major milestone in the history of this baseball stadium,” Sabathia said in a statement released by the Yankees. “It certainly was a change of pace for me to be able to take in a night game in the middle of the Major League Baseball season and not have to be in uniform.”
According to a team press release: Efforts to revitalize the field culminated in late January with the opening of a new field that includes new irrigation; new infield dirt; new bases, pitching rubber and home plate; new dugouts; a black vinyl coated chain link fence, and 37,000 square feet of new sod. Adjoining the field is a new snack bar.
The reconstruction of the field was just the latest in a series of projects by the CC Sabathia PitCCh In Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) national non profit founded by CC and his wife Amber. The mission of the PitCCh In Foundation is to enrich the lives of inner city youth by working to raise self-esteem through education and athletic activities.
The photo was passed along by the Yankees.