The All-Star Game is in San Diego this year, and during Monday's press conference, Sale told reporters he quit chewing tobacco the day Padres legend Tony Gwynn passed away in 2014.
Sale he had been using chewing tobacco since 2007. He quit cold turkey on June 16, 2014, the day Gwynn passed away, and he hasn't touched the stuff since. Good for him. That's not an easy thing to do.
Gwynn, who was simply one of the best pure hitters in baseball history, passed away at the age of 54 following a battle with salivary gland cancer. His cancer has been attributed to the use of chewing tobacco throughout his playing career.