Is CC Sabathia a first-ballot Hall of Famer? | The Tylt
New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia announced 2019 would be his final MLB season, putting to bed an impressive career. The big lefty is a six-time All-Star, a Cy Young Award winner, and World Series winner. Many feel he has first-ballot Hall of Fame credentials. Others feel his greatness is not up to par to be a first-ballot inductee. What do you think? ⚾
Is CC Sabathia a first-ballot Hall of Famer?
CC Sabathia embodied greatness for most of his career. The California native burst on the scene at 20 years old with a 17-5 record in his rookie year and never looked back. He now has 246 total wins and .617 winning percentage at the time of publishing.
Sabathia also got the job done in the playoffs, where he was ALCS MVP in 2009 with the World Series-winning Yankees. There is no way he doesn't get inducted on his first ballot.
CC Sabathia's career is definitely worthy of a Hall of Fame induction, but not on the first ballot. If you don't think so, look no further than the resume of Mike Mussina.The former Oriole and Yankee great has a better ERA, better win percentage, more wins and a higher Wins Above Replacement. Mussina has yet to be inducted into the Hall.
Sabathia will make it someday. However, it'll take a few tries to get there.