CC Sabathia says he will wear Yankees cap if he makes Hall of Fame
CC Sabathia has a great chance of being voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame when he becomes eligible in five years, at which point he will have a decision to make — New York Yankees or Cleveland Indians?
Sabathia confirmed on Monday that he has already made up his mind. During his appearance on “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” the left-hander said he will wear a Yankees cap into Cooperstown if he’s inducted.
“I think being here now for 11 years and winning the World Series here, I think it will be a Yankee hat,” Sabathia said.
Meyers’ show, of course, is recorded at NBC Studios in New York. The host joked with Sabathia that he would probably give a different response if he was sitting in front of an audience in Cleveland.
“I feel like grew up there. I have a lot of history in Cleveland, and I feel like this is my second home,” Sabathia responded.
Sabathia could make a case for wearing either a Yankees or Indians cap. He spent the first seven-plus seasons of his career in Cleveland and made three All-Star appearances, winning the AL Cy Young Award in 2007. He then spent part of the 2008 season with the Milwaukee Brewers before winding up in the Bronx, where he was named an All-Star three more times and won a World Series in 2009.
Multiple players who were inducted into the Hall of Fame this year decided not to feature a logo on their cap, so that would also be an option for Sabathia. However, he apparently feels his years with the Yankees were more instrumental in building a resume that most can agree is fit for Cooperstown.