White Sox: Top 5 Moments at U.S. Cellular Field

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Jul 21, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; A general view of the field during the seventh inning in a rain delay in a game between the Chicago White Sox and the Detroit Tigers at U.S. Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 21, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; A general view of the field during the seventh inning in a rain delay in a game between the Chicago White Sox and the Detroit Tigers at U.S. Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports /
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#3: Chris Sale Sets the Strikeout Record – October 2, 2015

Aug 31, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale (49) warms up before the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 31, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale (49) warms up before the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports /

Chris Sale broke Ed Walsh‘s record for the most strikeouts in a single season in franchise history [274]. This is an important moment in Sox history. Walsh’s record [270] stood since 1908. This further establishes Sale as one of the best left handers in baseball. He is also one of the best pitchers in Sox history. And he’s only 27.

What makes this moment so impressive is the record was 107 year’s old. And this organization has never had a pitcher as dominating as Sale. He is easily one of the best lefties in baseball. It would be sad to see him go.

He has a team friendly contract, which makes him an interesting trade candidate this offseason. Sale’s name will definitely come up through the offseason as someone who could be on the trade block. It’ll be interesting to see what happens. Even if they were to trade him, there’s no denying he’ll still go down as one of the best pitchers the organization ever had.

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