Chris Sale is one baseball player whose career has been well decorated with many honors and achievements almost consistently. He got an athletic scholarship to study at Florida Gulf Coast University where he played baseball for the varsity team and impressed many with his pitching skills which stood him out as a player to watch out for in Major League Baseball after he must have been thoroughly refined in the Minor Leagues.
Since his professional debut, the pitcher who is also called The Condor has been a delight to watch. Find out more about his life and career below.
Chris Sale Bio (Age)
Born and named Christopher Allen Sale on the 30th of March 1989, Chris was raised by his parents Allen Sale (father) and Marla Sale (mother) in Lakeland, Florida where he also attended Lakeland Senior High School. At Lakeland, he played baseball and basketball but was more committed to the former wherein he needed no introduction whenever he lines up with his Dreadnaughts teammates.
After high school, he began attending Florida Gulf Coast University where he also played baseball with the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles baseball team. With the Eagles, Chris Sale was an All-Star for the La Crosse Loggers in the Northwoods League and was also named Atlantic Sun Conference Pitcher of the Year 2010.
Following his graduation from college and being resolute that baseball was the game he wanted to play for the rest of his life as a professional, Sale entered the 2010 MLB draft where he was chosen 13th overall by the Chicago White Sox.
The Condor kicked off his career in the minor leagues with Winston-Salem Dash which is an affiliate of the White Sox in the Class A league. From the Dash, he gained promotion to the White Sox’ triple-A affiliate – Charlotte Knights after which he was again promoted to play in their parent club.
Chris recorded his MLB debut on August 8, 2010, against the Baltimore Orioles when he entered the game in the 8 innings. He subsequently made a total of 21 appearances in his rookie season and was also the first 2010 MLB draft to be promoted into the major league. He became a starting pitcher for the White Sox in 2012 and maintained impressive performances throughout the rest of the season. He even made his first All-Star Game appearance in the 83rd edition of the event held in Kansas City.
By March 2013, precisely on the 7th, Chris Sale committed to a five-year $32 million contract with an option of two years extension with the White Sox. Things, however, went south for him as he began the 2014 and the 2015 season on the disabled list following a flexor strain in his left (pitching) elbow and a foot injury he picked up in the various seasons. Nevertheless, he came back better. He made an impressive start in the 2016 season as he recorded 9 wins in 9 starts before his contract expired towards the end of the year.
The Chicago White Sox traded Chris Sale to the Boston Red Sox on December 6, 2016, in exchange for Victor Diaz, Yoan Moncada, Luis Alexander Basabe, and Michael Kopech. True to his nature, the Lakeland, Florida born pitcher began delivering to his new team the very expectations they had of him which they considered before going into the trade. In the 2018 season, he was named the AL Pitcher of the Month in June, AL starting pitcher for the third consecutive time and was also listed in the 2018 MLB All-Star Game.
What’s His Net Worth?
Indeed, baseball is a very rewarding game more so to someone who is very good at it like Chris Sale. The pitcher reportedly earns an annual income of about $9.15 million while his net worth has been estimated to be $24 million.
Chris Sale’s Wife
Off the sandlot, the professional baseball player enjoys quality time with his wife, Brianne Aron. The two met while Sale was a sophomore and Aaron was studying public relations and philosophy in the same college. They took a liking to each other and began dating afterward. The relationship led up to their marriage which held on January 11, 2011.
Their union has since then seen to the birth of two children, a son named Ryan and his sibling; another son named Brayson who was born at the time Chris was traded to the Boston Red Sox.
Height and Weight
For someone who played basketball and was quite good at it in high school, we can say Chris would have also made a career as a professional basketball player. The Boston Red Sox pitcher stands at a height of 6 feet 6 inches and weighs 82 kg. He is probably one of the tallest players in the MLB.