CC Sabathia earns Yankees 2018 nomination for Roberto Clemente Award

CC Sabathia named Yankees' 2018 nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award.|Art or Photo Credit: AP

On Tuesday, the 18-year veteran was selected as the Yankees' nominee for the 2018 Roberto Clemente Award, an accolade given to "the player who best represents the game of Baseball through extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy and positive contributions, both on and off the field."
From serving as president alongside his wife and co-founder of the PitCCh In Foundation, Amber, to his annual HOPE Week endeavors, to charitable efforts in his hometown of Vallejo, Calif., Sabathia is consistently among the team leaders in doing good for his community whenever possible.
"In over 17 years of service at the Major League level, CC, his foundation and the aforementioned members of his family have gone above and beyond to assist those in need," MLB.com wrote of the Yankees veteran. "Their countless contributions are too many to list, but have proven to be incredibly important and impactful for many."
Each of the 30 MLB clubs select a nominee for the annual award, which was first given out in 1971 and was originally known as the "Commissioner's Award," and Baseball selects one winner each year. Three Yankees have claimed the league-wide award: Ron Guidry (1984), Don Baylor (1985) and Derek Jeter (2009).
For more information and the full list of 2018 nominees, check out the link at MLB.com/Clemente21.