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Blue, Vida Rochelle Jr.

Born: 1949 AD
Currently alive, at 66 years of age.
Nationality: American
Categories: Baseball Player

1949 – Born on the 28th of July in Mansfield, Louisiana, he is a former Major League Baseball left-handed starting pitcher.

1969-1977 – In his 17-year career, he played for the Oakland Athletics.

1970 – After spending the season in the minor leagues, Blue was called up in September and made two starts that provided a glimpse of what was to come for the 21-year old.

1971 – Blue had a 24-8 record; he also struck out 301 batterts that year.

1973 – Blue won 20 games as he led the A’s to the World Championship that year.

1976- Baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn vetoed an attempt to sell Blue to the New York Yankees.

1977 – Kuhn cancelled an attempted trade of Blue to the Cincinnati Reds.

1978 – He won 18 games as he led the Giants to 83 wins.

       – His great year was rewarded as he won the Sporting News National League Pitcher Of The Year.

1982-1983 – One of the players of Kansas City Royals.

1984 – He and former teammates, Willie Wilson, Jerry Martin and Willie Aikens, pleaded guilty to attempting to purchase cocaine.

1985 – He testified in the scandalous Pittsburgh drug trials.