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Indians Honor Former Pitcher C.C. Sabathia During Pregame of His Final Game in Cleveland

For the final time in his Major League career C.C. Sabathia sat in the visiting dugout at Progressive Field, watching on as the Yankees did battle with the Tribe.

Sabathia is in his final season, a career that started with the Indians back in 2001. He made his major league debut in Cleveland as a 20-year-old on April 8, 2001.

“It just feels so comfortable to be in this park,” Sabathia said on Friday via the New York Times. “Coming up here and being here for so long and just knowing where everything is in the stadium. It’s like home.”

With today being his final game at Progressive Field, the team took the time during pregame to honor him with a video shown on the scoreboard.

The Indians drafted Sabathia in the first-round in 1998, and during his seven years with the team he won a Cy Young Award (2207) and made three All-Star teams.

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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