Chris Sale Net Worth 2024, Biography, Age, Height

By Alice Moreno

Chris Sale, whose real name is Christopher Allen Sale, is a renowned American professional baseball player. He was born on March 30, 1989, making him 34 years old. Sale came from Lakeland, Florida, U.S., where he was born. Currently, he resides in Naples, Florida. Standing tall at an impressive 198 cm (6 feet 6 inches), Sale weighs 180 pounds (81 kilograms).

Chris Sale is widely recognized by various nicknames, including “The Condor,” “Stickman,” and “The Conductor.” He is known for his left-handed batting and throwing style. Sale is primarily a starting pitcher and proudly wears jersey number 41.

His journey in Major League Baseball (MLB) began when he made his MLB debut on August 6, 2010, with the Chicago White Sox, the team that drafted him in the 1st round (13th overall) of the 2010 MLB June Amateur Draft. Over his career, Sale has achieved an impressive Earned Run Average (ERA) of 3.10 and has recorded an impressive 2,189 strikeouts.

Sale’s baseball talent was encouraged during his high school years at Lakeland Senior High School. He further honed his skills at Florida Gulf Coast University during his college days. His dedication to the sport has brought him considerable financial success, with a net worth of $30 million and career earnings totaling $136,695,275. He currently earns an annual salary of $27,500,000.

Chris Sale has a supportive family, including his father, Allen Sale, and his mother, Marla Sale. He is married to Brianne Aron, with whom he tied the knot in 2011. The couple has three children together. While Sale’s professional life is well-documented, he maintains privacy about his endorsements.

Quick Facts About Chris Sale

NameChris Sale
Real NameChristopher Allen Sale
NicknameThe Condor, Stickman Or The Conductor
Birthday/AgeMarch 30, 1989 (Age 34)
Weight180Lb(81Kg)
Height198Cm(6′-6″)
BirthplaceLakeland, Florida, U.S.
ResidenceNaples, Florida, U.S.
ProfessionAmerican Professional Baseball Player
DraftChicago White Sox In The 1St Round (13Th) Of The 2010 Mlb June Amateur Draft
Mlb Debut DateAugust 6, 2010
Mlb Debut TeamChicago White Sox
Batted/ThrewLeft/Left
PositionStarting Pitcher
Jersey Number41
Earned Run Average3.10
Strikeouts2,189
High SchoolLakeland Senior High School
CollegeFlorida Gulf Coast University
Net Worth$30 Million
Career Earnings$136,695,275
Salary$27,500,000
FatherAllen Sale
MotherMarla Sale
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseBrianne Aron (M. 2011)
Children3

Chris Sale Biography

Chris Sale, a Lakeland, Florida native, played college baseball for Florida Gulf Coast University. The Chicago White Sox drafted him 13th overall in the 2010 amateur draft. 

Sale boasts seven MLB All-Star selections from 2012 to 2018 and has twice led the American League (AL) in strikeouts in 2015 and 2017. 

He achieved 300 strikeouts in a single season for the first time in 2017, earning him the title of AL Sporting News Starting Pitcher of the Year. Despite not winning a Cy Young Award, he consistently ranks in the top six during his All-Star seasons.

In 2018, he played an essential role in the Boston Red Sox’s World Series victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Sale’s contract with Boston runs through 2024. 

In March 2020, he underwent Tommy John surgery and made his return in August 2021.

As of 2022, he holds the MLB record for the best career strikeout-to-walk ratio (5.33) and reached 2,000 strikeouts in the fewest innings pitched (1,626). 

Sale’s impressive MLB records include being the fastest to reach 2,000 strikeouts in just 1,626 innings pitched. He also shares the record for the most immaculate innings pitched (3), alongside Sandy Koufax and Max Scherzer. Furthermore, Sale holds the MLB record for a career 11.1 strikeouts per 9 innings.

Chris Sale Net Worth

Chris Sale Net Worth

Chris Sale’s net worth is estimated at $30 million. Over his career, he has earned a substantial sum, with total career earnings reaching $136,695,275.

One of the significant contributors to his earnings is his contract with the Boston Red Sox. Sale signed a lucrative 5-year deal worth $145,000,000, which includes $145,000,000 guaranteed.

This contract comes with an annual average salary of $29,000,000.

In 2024, Sale is set to earn a base salary of $27,500,000, making for a total salary of $27,500,000 for that year. It’s worth noting that his adjusted salary with the Boston Red Sox is $17,500,000.

Estimated Career Earnings

TEAMYEARAWARDSSALARYSIGNING BONUSINCENTIVETOTAL CASH
Chicago White Sox2010$1,656,000$1,656,000
2010$131,868$131,868
2011$425,000$425,000
2012$500,000$500,000
2013$850,000$15,000$865,000
2014$3,500,000$15,000$3,515,000
2015$6,000,000$15,000$6,015,000
2016$9,150,000$15,000$9,165,000
Boston Red Sox2017$12,000,000$12,000,000
2018$12,500,000$15,000$12,515,000
2019$15,000,000$15,000,000
2020$7,407,407$7,407,407
2021$20,000,000$20,000,000
2022$20,000,000$20,000,000
2023$27,500,000$27,500,000
Est. Earnings(14 seasons)$134,964,275$1,656,000$75,000$136,695,275

Source: Spotrac-cash-earnings

Chris Sale Contract Details

TeamYEARAGESERVICESTATUSBASE SALARYLUXURY TAX SALARYPAYROLL SALARYADJUSTED SALARYYEARLY CASH
Boston Red Sox2020319.061Full No Trade Clause
Injured List
$30,000,000$25,600,000$30,000,000$7,407,407$7,407,407
20213210Full No Trade Clause$30,000,000$25,600,000$30,000,000$20,000,000$20,000,000
20223311Full No Trade Clause
Injured List
$30,000,000$25,600,000$30,000,000$20,000,000$20,000,000
PLAYER OPT-OUT DECLINED : 3 YR, $45,000,000 REMAINING
Boston Red Sox20233412Opt-Out Declined
Full No Trade Clause
$27,500,000$25,600,000$27,500,000$17,500,000$27,500,000
20243513Full No Trade Clause$27,500,000$25,600,000$27,500,000$17,500,000$17,500,000
202536Club$20,000,000$20,000,000$20,000,000$15,000,000
202637UFA

Source: Spotrac

Chris Sale Fines & Suspensions

DATETEAMCATEGORYGAMES SUSP.FORFEITEDREASON
07/24/2016Chicago White SoxPersonal Conduct5 gamesConduct detrimental to the team
04/25/2015Fighting5 gamesRole in a brawl against Kansas City (KC)

Source: Spotrac-fines

Chris Sale Injuries

TEAMDATEREASONDAYS MISSEDCASH PAID WHILE INJURED
BOS06/09/2023 – 08/11/2023Shoulder64$9,462,336
07/19/2022 – 10/05/2022Finger79$13,021,965
04/04/2022 – 07/12/2022Ribs100$16,129,000
09/10/2021 – 09/17/2021Covid-198$1,290,320
04/01/2021 – 08/14/2021Elbow-tommy-john136$21,935,440
07/24/2020 – 09/27/2020Elbow-tommy-john66$10,645,140
08/17/2019 – 09/29/2019Elbow44$3,548,380
08/18/2018 – 09/11/2018Shoulder25$1,680,100
07/31/2018 – 08/12/2018Shoulder13$873,652
CHW03/27/2015 – 04/12/2015Foot17$557,379
552$79,143,712

Source: Spotrac-injuries

Chris Sale Early Life

During his time in high school, Sale was active in both basketball and baseball. In an effective turn of events, after his senior year at Lakeland Senior High, Sale was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 21st round of the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft. However, he made the decision not to sign with the Rockies and, instead, opted to pursue higher education at Florida Gulf Coast University. 

Chris Sale Career

Chris Sale Career

In 2012, Chris Sale transitioned to the role of a starting pitcher. A unique highlight from that season was on May 28, when he achieved a career-best by striking out 15 batters in a game that lasted 7 and 1/3 innings, leading to a 2–1 win against the Tampa Bay Rays.

This achievement placed him in a tie for the second-highest number of strikeouts in a single game in White Sox history, matching the records of Eddie Cicotte, Ed Walsh, and Jim Scott.

Only Jack Harshman and Lance Lynn have surpassed this, each with 16 strikeouts in a game for the White Sox. Sale’s exceptional performance in May earned him the title of American League Pitcher of the Month.

During that month, he boasted a record of 4 wins and one loss, an ERA of 1.71, struck out 35 batters, and kept his opponents to a batting average of just .181 across six games.

In 2014, Chris Sale initially didn’t make the All-Star roster. However, fans voted him in through the “Final Vote”, along with Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo. Sale then joined his fellow White Sox teammates, Jose Abreu and Alexei Ramírez, to participate in the All-Star Game held in Minneapolis.

In 2015, Chris Sale showcased his striking prowess on several occasions. On June 8, during a game against the Houston Astros, he struck out 14 players. By June 19, Sale had managed to strike out 12 or more players in five consecutive games, which equaled a major league record. On that same day, he achieved another milestone by having his sixth consecutive game with at least ten strikeouts. His exceptional form continued, and by June 30, in a match against the St. Louis Cardinals, Sale struck out 12 players. This marked his eighth straight game of achieving ten or more strikeouts, tying the major league record. This incredible feat was previously accomplished by Pedro Martínez in 1999 while he was playing for the Boston Red Sox.

In 2016, on December 6, the White Sox made an important trade. They sent Chris Sale to the Boston Red Sox. In exchange, they received four players: Yoan Moncada, Michael Kopech, Luis Alexander Basabe, and Victor Diaz. When Sale joined the Boston team, he changed his jersey number. He went from wearing 49 to 41. This change was out of respect for Tim Wakefield, as number 49 is unofficially retired in his honor by the Red Sox.

In a game on September 20, 2017, Chris Sale struck out 13 players, bringing his season’s total to 300 strikeouts. This achievement was significant as it marked the first time a player had reached 300 strikeouts in a season since Clayton Kershaw did so in 2015. Furthermore, in the American League, this hadn’t been accomplished since Pedro Martínez did it in 1999.

In 2018, Chris Sale had a notable presence during the postseason.

During the American League Division Series, he made two appearances, with one of them being a start. Over these games, he gave up two earned runs in 6 and 1/3 innings. In the subsequent American League Championship Series, Sale started one game and allowed two earned runs in four innings.

The highlight of the season was the World Series. On October 23, Sale took the mound for Game 1 at Fenway Park. He pitched for over four innings, allowing three runs and striking out seven. Though he didn’t get the win, the Red Sox secured an 8–4 victory. In the pivotal Game 4, despite the Red Sox being behind, Sale motivated his teammates in the dugout to rally and produce more offense. His encouragement seemed to work, as the team came back to win 9–6. By Game 5, the Red Sox were on the verge of clinching the title. Sale took the mound in the final inning and secured the championship with a strikeout of Manny Machado.

With the end of the series, Chris Sale had pitched 15 and 1/3 innings during the postseason, giving up seven earned runs and striking out 24. More importantly, he became a World Series champion for the first time in his career.

In 2020, amidst the coronavirus pandemic, there was a debate on what constituted essential medical procedures. In the article “Was That Pitcher’s Surgery Truly Essential?”, columnist Tyler Kepner explored the Tommy John surgeries undergone by pitchers Chris Sale and Noah Syndergaard.

At a time when most medical procedures were limited to essential services due to the pandemic, the nature of these surgeries raised questions. Sale had been getting treatment from Dr. Andrews at his clinic in Florida. However, due to Florida’s pandemic policy, which restricted non-emergency surgeries, Andrews had to suspend such procedures. As a result, Sale underwent his surgery at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles instead.

Chris Sale Jersey

YearsTeamJersey Number
2010-2016Chicago White Sox49
2017-2023Boston Red Sox41

Source: baseball-reference

Chris Sale Stats

SEASONTEAMGPGSIPHRERBBKHRWLSERAWHIPWAR
2023BOS2020102.287524929125156504.301.131.71
2022BOS225.25321500103.181.0590.03
2021BOS9942.2451915125265103.161.3360.96
2019BOS2525147.11238072372182461104.401.0862.13
2018BOS2727158.01023937342371112402.110.8616.45
2017BOS3232214.11657369433082417802.900.975.88
2016CHW3232226.219188854523327171003.381.0414.9
2015CHW3131208.218688794227423131103.411.0933.41
2014CHW2626174.01294842392081312402.170.9666.12
2013CHW3030214.118481734622623111403.071.0736.53
2012CHW3029192.01676665511921917803.051.1355.67
2011CHW58071.0522222277962282.791.1132.36
2010CHW21023.11555103222141.931.0711.15
Totals3432631780.21,4516646154162,18919312080123.111.04847.30

Source: Spotrac-statistics

Transactions

DateTransaction
November 1 2022Exercised a 2 year, $55M player option for 2023-2024 with Boston (BOS)
March 22 2019Signed a 5 year $145 million contract extension with Boston (BOS)
October 30 2018Boston (BOS) exercised a $15M club option for 2019
November 2 2017Boston (BOS) exercised a $12.5M club option for 2018
December 6 2016Traded to Boston (BOS) from Chicago (CHW) for Yoan Moncada, Michael Kopech, Luis Alexander Basabe and Victor Diaz
Jul 24 2016Suspended 5 days for violating team policy (cutting up jerseys) with Chicago (CHW)
Apr 25 2015Suspended 5 games for his role in a brawl against Kansas City (KC), forfeiting $163,934 in 2015 salary with Chicago (CWS)
Mar 7 2013Signed a 5 year $32.5 million extension with Chicago (CWS)
Mar 4 2012Signed a 1 year $500k contract with Chicago (CWS)
Feb 27 2011Signed a 1 year $425k contact with Chicago (CWS)
Aug 4 2010Contract purchased by Chicago (CHW)
Jun 22 2010Signed a contract with Chicago (CHW)
Jun 7 2010Drafted by Chicago (CWS): Round 1 (#13 overall)
Nov 1 2022Exercised a 2 year, $55M player option for 2023-2024 with Boston (BOS)
Mar 22 2019Signed a 5 year $145 million contract extension with Boston (BOS)
Oct 30 2018Boston (BOS) exercised a $15M club option for 2019
November 2 2017Boston (BOS) exercised a $12.5M club option for 2018
December 6 2016Traded to Boston (BOS) from Chicago (CHW) for Yoan Moncada, Michael Kopech, Luis Alexander Basabe and Victor Diaz
July 24 2016Suspended 5 days for violating team policy (cutting up jerseys) with Chicago (CHW)
April 25 2015Suspended 5 games for his role in a brawl against Kansas City (KC), forfeiting $163,934 in 2015 salary with Chicago (CWS)
March 7 2013Signed a 5 year $32.5 million extension with Chicago (CWS)
Mar 4 2012Signed a 1 year $500k contract with Chicago (CWS)
Feb 27 2011Signed a 1 year $425k contact with Chicago (CWS)
Aug 4 2010Contract purchased by Chicago (CHW)
Jun 22 2010Signed a contract with Chicago (CHW)
Jun 7 2010Drafted by Chicago (CWS): Round 1 (#13 overall)

Source: Spotrac-transactions

Chris Sale Awards, Records, and Honors

AwardsYear
7× All-Star2012–2018
World Series champion2018
2× AL strikeout leader2015, 2017

Chris Sale Family

Chris Sale was born in Lakeland, Florida. His father is Allen Sale. Allen worked at “Sale Insurance” in Lakeland. This company was big in Florida’s insurance background. Chris’s mother is Marla Sale. She grew up in Peasleeville, New York. It’s a small town.

Chris Sale Personal Life

Chris Sale and his wife, Brianne Aron, live in Naples, Florida. They have three sons: Rylan, Brayson, and Camden.

Brianne studied at Florida Gulf Coast University. She learned about Public Relations and Communication (PRPC). Even so, she loved modeling from a young age.

She once worked at Embassy Suites. Her job was as a Front Desk Clerk. She answered calls and managed meetings.

After that, Brianne focused on modeling. She became a successful model.

Chris Sale Education

Chris Sale went to Lakeland Senior High School. He graduated from there. Later, he studied at Florida Gulf Coast University.

Chris Sale Philanthropy

Chris Sale, a pitcher for the Red Sox, did something special on May 14. It was for Mother’s Day at Fenway Park. He invited 22 people. They were breast cancer survivors and staff from Susan G. Komen®. This group is big on fighting breast cancer.

Chris Sale has personal reasons for this act. His grandmother had breast cancer. He said, “Breast cancer affects many people. I’m grateful to help by hosting this group.” He used his fame to support a cause close to his heart.

Conclusion

Chris Sale is much more than a celebrated baseball pitcher; he’s a symbol of dedication, both on and off the field. With roots deeply embedded in Lakeland, Florida, his journey is enriched by family values, a commitment to education, and a heartfelt desire to give back. His wife Brianne’s success story further adds to the narrative of determination that seems to run in the family. Sale’s partnership with organizations like Susan G. Komen® demonstrates how he seamlessly blends his personal and professional life to drive positive change. In a world where athletes are often in the spotlight, Chris Sale stands out not just for his talent in baseball but for his unwavering dedication to family, education, and philanthropy.

FAQs

What is Chris Sale fastest pitch?

Chris Sale’s fastest pitch was a four-seam fastball that reached a speed of 98.6 mph during Harper’s at-bat.

Why is Chris Sale out of game?

Chris Sale was out of the game due to being placed on the injured list. He was recovering from a stress reaction in his left scapula. However, as of August 11, 2023, he has been activated and is scheduled to start Friday’s game for the Boston Red Sox.

Alice Moreno
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Hi, I'm Alice Moreno. I've been writing about celebrities since 2005. I love sharing stories about famous people and finding out how much they're worth. I studied Journalism and enjoy digging for facts to make sure everything I write is true.

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