Yesterday C.C. Sabathia recorded his 3,000 strikeout in a loss against the Diamondbacks. After 19 years of excellence that includes 3,000 strikeouts, 247 wins, an ERA of 3.69, and a Cy Young Award in 2007, C.C. Sabathia will mostly likely be visiting Cooperstown, New York in a few years.
But who else joins him? If Baseball ended today who would you vote in?
The obvious ones are Miguel Cabrera and Albert Pujols. Would Clayton Kershaw get your vote? what about Madison Bumgarner? A safe bet would be Mike Trout but he hasn't played long enough to be considered if i had a vote. Justin Verlander has has sustained excellence with a Cy Young Award, A World Series Ring, 200 plus wins and 2,700 strikeouts. Not too many more players come to mind. Even has a pretty big Baseball fan, the I'll admit the sport has been suffereing a star-problem and maybe even a greatness one as well minus Mike trout and a few others.
Congrations C.C., Well-deserved and earned. We'll see you in Cooperstown.