“There are 15 guys in the history of Major League Baseball [that are Black Aces], so it’s just dope to be a part of it. Mudcat and the rest of those guys take it really seriously, and it’s something to be proud of. I’m just happy to be a part of it.” –CC Sabathia, on being a member of the storied “Black Aces.”
The names are as legendary as the club itself. Don Newcombe. Bob Gibson. Dwight Gooden. Vida Blue. The great Mudcat Grant. All of them “Black Aces,” black pitchers who won 20 or more games in a single season.
CC Sabathia stood tall on the mound as a dominant pitcher for 19 seasons in the Big Leagues, and in 2010 - during an All-Star year - he joined that elite company by winning 21 games. His inclusion in the Black Aces spoke to everything he was as a player. A kid who chased his dreams. A generational talent. A black man.
Having been brought up from meager beginnings in Vallejo, California, that accomplishment was as meaningful to him as anything he did in baseball, and this from a man who won a Cy Young, a World Series, and an ALCS MVP award.
As part of our CC Sabathia series, celebrate the milestone, the man, and the historic club itself - the legendary Black Aces!
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