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Under The Grapefruit Tree: The CC Sabathia Story

Under the Grapefruit Tree: The CC Sabathia Story, a documentary from HBO Sports produced in association with Major League Baseball, follows the deeply personal story of former New York Yankees pitcher Carsten Charles (“CC”) Sabathia, Jr. The film features behind-the-scenes footage from his final season with the Yankees in 2019.

In his own words, Sabathia narrates his story. As the highs and lows of his last season are chronicled, Sabathia looks back on his legacy as one of the game’s pre-eminent pitchers, as well as the profound challenges that shaped him, including his longtime battle with addiction that came to a head in 2015 while playing for the Yankees.

Resources

For information and support regarding substance abuse and addiction, please visit the organizations below.

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

Shatterproof is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to reversing the addiction crisis in the United States by reducing the stigma and secrecy associated with addiction as well as removing the shame felt by those struggling with this disease.

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