The Yankees beat the Rangers in the 1996, 1998 and 1999 Division Series, winning nine of 10 games. The Core Four were in the dugout for each of those series.

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WT: 290 lbs. HT: 6-7
BATS: Left THROWS: Left
BORN: July 21, 1980
BIRTH PLACE: Vallejo, CA

Sabathia continues to be everything the Yankees have asked for since signing with them in 2009. ... For the third straight season he won 19 games and pitched to the lowest ERA of his three seasons with his 3.00 mark. ... In a rotation filled with question marks, CC is the one constant. ... He's 5-1 over the past two seasons and he picked up two of the Yankees five postseason victories last year, although he pitched to a 5.62 ERA in the two series.

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