Adler: As her husband’s longest-standing teammate, Amber Sabathia is sorting out the end of her own MLB career

From Lindsey Adler at The Athletic on May 16, 2019:

Amber Sabathia had it all planned out. She would fly with her four kids to Anaheim, where they would watch their left-handed patriarch strike out the 3,000th batter of his career. They would celebrate, the kids would only miss a few days of school, then she would join the Yankees in San Francisco and watch CC pitch again in Arizona.

Plans. That’s something Amber has learned to see as flexible over the course of CC’s career. She certainly did not plan to dedicate the first two decades of her adult life to baseball. In fact, she hardly thought of her boyfriend, CC, as a baseball player when their relationship started in high school.

In their hometown of Vallejo, California, people primarily saw CC as a football and basketball player, the pitcher said recently.

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Originally published: May 17, 2019. Last Updated: May 17, 2019.