C.C. Sabathia has often joked that once he announced his retirement from the Yankees, he stepped aside and let his wife, Amber, get to work.

Throughout his career, she had: Running their family of four children, guiding him through the highs (an American League Cy Young Award and a World Series title) and the lows (alcoholism and injuries), and counseling him through contract negotiations. Particularly in 2019, the last of his 19 major-league seasons, she served as an executive producer of a documentary about his life, and organized his farewell tour. Read More