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Vallejo High School celebrates CC Sabathia Day

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jan 28, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

CC Sabathia was back at his old high school on Friday, this time as the guest of honor.

Vallejo High School declared CC Sabathia Day, and celebrated by naming the school’s baseball field in honor of the Yankees ace. Sabathia has remained heavily involved in his home community, and tonight he’s hosting a baseball clinic at CC Sabathia Field.

“I have known CC for years,” Vallejo school board member Hazel Wilson said. “and I have to say he and his mother Margie are the same people they were at the North Vallejo Little League, at Vallejo High School… Although they received a great blessing, they have not forgotten their community.”

Derek Jeter and Nick Swisher have also had baseball fields named in their honor this offseason.

Picture from Sabathia’s twitter account





53 Responses to “Vallejo High School celebrates CC Sabathia Day”

  1. exiledintampa January 28th, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Watching 1976 A.L.C.S. on YES. Brings back so many memories. Munson singles in Rivers from second.

  2. exiledintampa January 28th, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Oscar Gamble with the big fro under his batting helmet. lol

  3. PhiltheThrill January 28th, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    I wonder if The Zodiac went to Vallejo High.

  4. Stoneburner January 28th, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    Getting closer. . . .

    @JakeCave8 “I dont care if im in the organization. I still get excited when i go to the cages and see jeter”

  5. Stoneburner January 28th, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    Dante19jr Dante Bichette Jr
    Chillin w Tejeda, my long lost brother. #reunited

  6. Bronx Jeers January 28th, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    I wonder if The Zodiac went to Vallejo High.


    Arthur Leigh Allen. Class of 49′ . Primary suspect for many years.

  7. PhiltheThrill January 28th, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    Bronx Jeers,

    I don’t think he did it. DNA didn’t match.

  8. Rich in NJ January 28th, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    It’s great to have high character people like CC on your team.

  9. Bronx Jeers January 28th, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    Lee Harvey Oswald licked the envelopes for him. :wink:

  10. PhiltheThrill January 28th, 2012 at 11:15 pm


    Prints and handwriting were non starters, too. Though I think it was probably someone from Darlene Ferrin’s social set.

  11. Bronx Jeers January 28th, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    Probably that Nick in SF guy. He’s been known to write in code.

  12. PhiltheThrill January 28th, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    They had those military shoe prints… know any psychotic ex-milatary guys?

  13. exiledintampa January 28th, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    Nobody like that around here. Oh…wait……

  14. exiledintampa January 28th, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    Just watched game 5 A.L.C.S 1976. The Chambliss Homer in the bottom of the 9th gave me chills all over again.

  15. PhiltheThrill January 28th, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    That is still one of my favorite sports memories.

  16. exiledintampa January 29th, 2012 at 12:02 am

    I agree Phil. I remember exactly where I was way back when it first happened.

  17. PhiltheThrill January 29th, 2012 at 12:09 am

    So do I. It’s hard to believe that we used to have an intense rivalry with the KC Royals, but it was awesome.

  18. exiledintampa January 29th, 2012 at 12:14 am

    ya we played them like 4 out of five years in the ALCS. Or something close to that.

  19. PhiltheThrill January 29th, 2012 at 12:26 am

    I was there when we lost the series in `81 and I had to take the SAT’s the next day.

  20. PhiltheThrill January 29th, 2012 at 12:27 am

    I’m sorry, it was `80. `81 was the split season when we ended up losing to the fricking Dodgers.

  21. PhiltheThrill January 29th, 2012 at 12:27 am

    We played KC in `76, `77, `78 and `80.

  22. exiledintampa January 29th, 2012 at 12:52 am

    I was close. Man I hated Brett in all those series’. He was a real Yankee killer.

  23. PhiltheThrill January 29th, 2012 at 1:09 am

    The Yanks had been awesome in the `80 regular season, with Dick Howser managing. Then they lost in the playoffs, he got fired and won the `85 series as mgr of of the Royals!

  24. exiledintampa January 29th, 2012 at 1:14 am

    Your memory is much better than mine. I did not remember that. Kudos to you.

  25. lounge lizard January 29th, 2012 at 5:47 am

    I think Sherman is the first NYC beat writer to go to print with the naysayers case on the Montero trade. (Scranton writer Collins did so earlier.)

    He hits the familiar points: scarcity of big hitters, precariousness of young pitchers, Yankee offensive struggles against good pitching and in postseason.

    Sherman has previously expresed his doubts about the Yankees offense going forward. Immediately after the Yanks were excused from the ALDS, he wrote a column saying they should say goodbye to Swisher in favor of Beltran because they needed a better middle-of-the-order hitter against right-hand pitching (since Tex also suffers in that regard).

    Events will show, on both counts.

  26. Crawdaddy January 29th, 2012 at 7:02 am

    Sherman wrote a great article, but what’s he saying is the trade isn’t a slam dunk for the Yankees. It has risks here for the Yankees which Rich and several others have noted repeatedly. However, making risky trades is part of what a GM has to do at times, otherwise, the GM isn’t doing enough to make his ballclub better. This trade is squarely on Cashman’s shoulders. He made a calculated trade which he had time to think about before pulling the trigger as both GMs negotiated this trade for a number of weeks. This is exactly the type of trade Cashman gets paid the big bucks to make and be successful at. I wish him well because if he’s right then the Yankees pitching is much better with a young stud.

    If he’s wrong then as a long-time GM, I think he understands he’ll have to deal with the consequences whatever they maybe in the future. Because how ownership views a trade that didn’t workout will be tied to how the Yankees are doing in the future. In short, if Banuelos, Betances, Campos or any other Yankee young pitcher develops into a pitching stud if Pineda fails while the Yankees continue to be a yearly WS contender then the negative feedback on Cashman from ownership will be less. Sure, the Montero fanboys will continue to beat the drums if he sticks at catcher and becomes one of the best middle of the order hitters in baseball. However, for Cashman to feel that pain from his immediate bosses, the Yankees will have to be less than they are now because they didn’t improve their starting pitching, Pineda has to be a failure and Montero has to stick at catcher and become one of baseball’s best middle of the lineup hitters.

  27. MTU January 29th, 2012 at 7:46 am

    Looking forward to Pitchers and Catchers.

  28. Baseball Mogul January 29th, 2012 at 7:52 am

    Only three weeks!

  29. MTU January 29th, 2012 at 7:54 am

    Should go fast.

    Gaints win the SB next weekend and then we are almost there.


  30. Dionysius Thelxinoe January 29th, 2012 at 8:13 am

    exiledintampa says:
    January 28, 2012 at 9:18 pm
    Watching 1976 A.L.C.S. on YES. Brings back so many memories. Munson singles in Rivers from second.


    ’76 was a turning point for the Steinbrenner era.

    Might be hard to fathom nowadays, but in the seasons immediately prior, the Mets were the team that was popular and drawing large crowds, at least till they were dumb enough to trade Seaver. And it was all downhill for them after, for the better part of the next decade.

    Meanwhile, George purchased the team in ’73, ’74, hired Billy Martin and Gabe Paul, Paul made some shrewd trades (Nettles, Mickey Rivers, Willie Randolph, Ed Figueroa, Chris Chambliss, etc), they made the Series in ’76, got swept, and George went out and signed Reggie Jackson.

    The rest, as they say, is history.

  31. austinmac January 29th, 2012 at 8:28 am

    I have heard nothing about Soler lately. Does anyone know when he will be eligible to be signed? If he has the tools, the Yankees need to outbid anyone else and build some offensive strength in the minors.

    One always hears about the value of young starters, but why can’t the Yankee upper level minor leaguers bring anything of value? It seems Warren, Phelps and Mitchell will be Rule 5 players if something doesn’t happen. Can they be traded for a minor league hitter with potential?

  32. Stoneburner January 29th, 2012 at 8:45 am

    However, for Cashman to feel that pain from his immediate bosses, the Yankees will have to be less than they are now because they didn’t improve their starting pitching, Pineda has to be a failure and Montero has to stick at catcher and become one of baseball’s best middle of the lineup hitters.


    Well put – what makes Montero unique is his ability to catch and have the double bat in the lineup and frees up the DH spot to have another good bat in the lineup. Viewing Montero only as a DH misses the point – it does not improve a team drastically in that it does not improve 2 spots only 1 – with him catching it frees up the DH to get another bat and gives the team an overwhelming advantage offensively at catcher. Viewing Montero solely as a DH is just looking at personal stats of the player primarily. For the trade to work for the Mariners as a team and to have a truly Piazza/Mauer/Posada type advantage – Montero has to stick at catcher – especially at such a young age.

  33. blake January 29th, 2012 at 8:48 am

    Im assuming Soler will be a free agent fairly soon…..the Yanks have been linked more to Concepcion but I hope they are playing possum and just sign them both. These type opportunities wont be around much longer tonthey need to roll the dice and take advantage while they still can

  34. MTU January 29th, 2012 at 8:53 am

    Report on Soler from an O’s scout :


  35. MTU January 29th, 2012 at 8:54 am

    Same scout on Cespedes :

  36. blake January 29th, 2012 at 8:57 am


    Being that that was written by an Os scout…..should we believe the opposite of what he says? ;)

  37. blake January 29th, 2012 at 9:00 am

    From those reports……kinda sounds like Cespedes would be a safer bet than Soler…..though it is the Orioles …….

  38. MTU January 29th, 2012 at 9:02 am


    I see you made it home safe.

  39. MTU January 29th, 2012 at 9:03 am

    new thread —>

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