Chris Sale to have his jersey retired by #DunkCity (formally known as Florida Gulf Coast University)
Dunk City (FGCU) to retire Chris Sale's jersey
Before 2013, you probably hadn't heard of Florida Gulf Coast University. Since 2013, FGCU has been mostly known for this:
But now that the #DunkCity fever has subsided a bit, you shouldn't just associate them with Dick Vitale voiceovers. That's where Chris Sale comes in. The White Sox ace led the nation in strikeouts as a junior at FGCU in 2010 and earned National Player of the Year honors from Collegiate Baseball.
Three All-Star appearances, 44 wins, a 22.9 WAR mark and three seasons with Cy Young votes later and #DunkCity is ready to put Sale in the rafters, so to speak.
On Saturday, Jan. 31, Sale will become the first former student-athlete in FGCU history to have their number retired. The ceremony will take place at halftime of the FGCU men's basketball game against Northern Kentucky.