CC Sabathia Says He Was ‘Too Drunk To Do My Job’ During Dark Times With Yankees


By Dan Martin

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The final scene of CC Sabathia’s career was the left-hander walking off the mound at Yankee Stadium with trainer Steve Donohue, having re-injured his shoulder that helped send him into retirement.

But the ending could have come sooner and in far uglier fashion, which is one of the reasons Sabathia took part in a documentary chronicling his final season in the majors.

In “Under the Grapefruit Tree: The CC Sabathia Story,” which will premiere on HBO on Dec. 22, Sabathia delves deep into his battle with alcoholism and how it nearly ended his career.

The 40-year-old said throughout his best seasons…click here to continue reading