The 2010 top draft pick sailed through the minors with just 11 appearances and was brought up just months after he was drafted. Here, WBEZ talks to lefty All-Star Chris Sale, the young pitcher who moved from the bullpen to the starting rotation and is now in contention for a Cy Young Award.
The Cubs’ top minor league prospect, 22-year-old Anthony Rizzo, made his debut against the New York Mets Tuesday night. Meanwhile, the White Sox acquired 33-year-old Boston Red Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis in a trade on Sunday.
Sure there are plays out there about roller derby and boxing. But you can fit all the other sports plays in a thimble compared to the vast dramatic literature about baseball, not to mention the treasury of baseball literature beyond theater.
An $18 million suit alleges that 24-year-old Cincinnati Reds pitching ace Aroldis Chapman sold out two men to Cuban authorities in order to get back in the good graces of President Raul Castro, then defect to the U.S. where he could secure a multi-million dollar pro baseball contract.