VIDEO: Remembering CC Sabathia's First Career Home Run

David Kaestle
CC Sabathia blasts his first career home run.
CC Sabathia blasts his first career home run. / YouTube: MLB

CC Sabathia was known throughout his career as a dominant pitcher for the Cleveland Indians, Milwaukee Brewers and most notably, the New York Yankees. However, what most people don't know about Sabathia is that he was actually a pretty good hitter.

Spending almost his entire career in the American League, Sabathia rarely got to show off these abilities within an actual game. Although, he finally made the most of his limited chances during a game against the Cincinnati Reds when he was a member of the Indians, and sent the ball over the fence.

It was an absolute Rocket that got out of the yard in a hurry. Standing at a tall 6-foot-6-inch frame, Sabathia has natural power, it's part of what made him such a great pitcher.

In fact, off the bat, this looked like it could be a line drive out to the center fielder, but it just kept traveling, and eventually it was time to trot around the bases and put a run on the board.

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