New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia will be honored by Major League Baseball in the all-star game on Tuesday night in Cleveland.
Sabathia is playing its 19th and last season in the Majors. He will be honored for his contribution to sport and his many services to the community.
Major Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said he was pleased that Sabathia and his family could join the festivities in Cleveland, where he began his professional career.
Sabathia was selected 20th overall by the Cleveland Indians in the 1998 draft. He pitched for this team from 2001 until 2008, when he was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers.
Sabathia helped the Yankees win the World Series in 2009. He has 251 wins in the Majors and is scheduled to start Saturday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays.