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Name: Vida Blue  
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Date of Birth: 29th July 1949
Place of Birth: Mansfield, Louisiana, USA
Profession: Actor
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia

Vida Rochelle Blue Jr. (born July 28, 1949 in Mansfield, Louisiana) is a former Major League Baseball left-handed starting pitcher. In his 17-year career, he played for the Oakland Athletics (1969-77), San Francisco Giants (1978-81, 1985-86) and Kansas City Royals (1982-83).

Blue had a 24-8 record in 1971, winning both the Cy Young and MVP awards. He was the starting pitcher for the AL in the 1971 All-Star Game, and for the NL in the 1978 All-Star Game.

Although he is currently dealing with personal problems, Blue also made a name and career after baseball for himself in the Bay Area by donating his time to many charitable causes, mostly promoting baseball in the inner city.


  • Vida Blue is the last switch hitter to win the American League MVP award.
  • He was the last player before Ichiro Suzuki to wear his given name on the back of his uniform instead of his surname, having done so with the Giants.

Career statistics

Wins : 209

External link

  • - career statistics and analysis

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