Former ASUN and FGCU Standout Chris Sale Named MLB All-Star for Fifth Straight Year
NEW YORK - FGCU baseball product and 2010 Collegiate Baseball National Player of the Year Chris Sale has again been named an American League All-Star, marking the fifth time in as many years the southpaw ace for the Chicago White Sox will partake in the All-Star Game.
Sale, 27, is just the second pitcher in White Sox history – along with left-hander Billy Pierce from 1955-59 – to make five consecutive All-Star teams. Scheduled to make his final start before the break on Friday against the Atlanta Braves, Sale currently leads the MLB with 14 wins, which is the most by a starting pitcher before the All-Star Break since Ubaldo Jimenez posted 15 wins in 2010. Along with his 14-2 record, the southpaw has posted a 2.93 ERA and ranks ninth in the Major Leagues with 118 strikeouts in an AL-leading 120 innings pitched. With a win against the Braves in the Windy City Friday night, Sale would join the aforementioned Jimenez as the second pitcher since 2000 to earn his 15th win before the All-Star Game.