29 Facts About Chris Sale

1. Seven-time MLB All-Star from 2012 to 2018, Chris Sale is a two-time American League leader in strikeouts, including in 2015 and 2017.

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2. Chris Sale was a key member of the Red Sox pitching rotation that helped the team win the 2018 World Series over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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3. Chris Sale pitched 103 innings while recording 146 strikeouts and 14 walks.

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4. Chris Sale is one of four Eagles to play in the major leagues, along with pitchers Jacob Barnes, Richard Bleier, and Casey Coleman.

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5. Chris Sale pitched in four games for the Dash with a 2.25 ERA in four innings.

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6. Chris Sale gave up three hits and one earned run while walking two and striking out four during his tenure with the Dash.

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7. Chris Sale was then promoted to the White Sox' Triple-A affiliate Charlotte Knights.

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8. Chris Sale was called up to the majors for the first time on August 4, 2010, and made his MLB debut August 6, against the Baltimore Orioles in the eighth inning.

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9. Chris Sale was the first 2010 draft pick to be promoted to the majors and got his first major league save on September 1, 2010, against the Cleveland Indians.

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10. Chris Sale made the transition to a starting pitcher for the 2012 season.

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11. Chris Sale was chosen by American All-Star manager Ron Washington to pitch in the 83rd All-Star Game in Kansas City.

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12. Chris Sale ended up finishing sixth in voting for the AL Cy Young Award.

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13. Chris Sale was named an All-Star for the 2nd season in a row.

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14. Chris Sale came on to pitch for the 2nd and 3rd innings, allowing no hits, no runs, no walks and striking out two NL hitters.

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15. Chris Sale received one of the lowest run supports in the AL.

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16. Chris Sale started the 2015 year on the disabled list due to a foot injury.

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17. Chris Sale shared the record with Pedro Martinez, who accomplished the feat while pitching for the Boston Red Sox in 1999.

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18. Chris Sale accomplished the feat in 464 innings, while Sale's 270th strikeout came in the midst of his 203rd inning of 2015.

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19. Chris Sale began the 2016 season winning each of his first 9 starts.

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20. Chris Sale led the majors with 6 complete games and 17 hit batsmen.

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21. Chris Sale pitched two scoreless innings in the game, striking out two batters.

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22. Chris Sale was the Opening Day starting pitcher for the 2018 Red Sox.

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23. In Game 5, Chris Sale became a World Series champion for the first time, closing out the final inning, including a series-ending strikeout of Manny Machado.

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24. On March 23, 2019, Chris Sale signed a five-year, $145 million extension with the Red Sox.

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25. Chris Sale earned $15 million in 2019 via a club option in his prior contract, with the extension covering 2020 through 2024 plus a vesting option for 2025.

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26. On February 18, 2021, Chris Sale was placed on the 60-day injured list as he continued to recover from Tommy John surgery.

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27. On June 8, Chris Sale threw a practice session in the bullpen at Fenway Park for the first time since 2019.

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28. Chris Sale tied a record set by Sandy Koufax for the most major-league immaculate innings thrown.

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29. Chris Sale is nicknamed "The Condor" because his unorthodox delivery makes him resemble a California condor.

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