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Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher
Vida Blue is ...
|Born||28 July 1949 in Mansfield|
|Died||6 May 2023|
|Age||73 years, 10 months|
|Sex or gender||male|
|Country of citizenship||United States of America|
|Country for sport||United States of America|
|Awards||Major League Baseball Most Valuable Player Award|
|Member of sports team||San Francisco Giants, Oakland Athletics, San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals|
About Vida Blue
Vida Blue: The Left-Handed Pitching Legend
Vida Blue was born on July 28, 1949, in Mansfield, Louisiana. He grew up in a family of 11 children and started playing baseball at a young age. His talent was evident early on, and he was scouted by the Kansas City Athletics while still in high school.
In 1969, Blue signed with the Athletics and made his major league debut in 1970. He quickly became a star, winning the American League Rookie of the Year award and leading the league in strikeouts. Over the next few years, Blue established himself as one of the best left-handed pitchers in the game, winning the Cy Young award in 1971 and leading the Athletics to three consecutive World Series titles from 1972 to 1974.
Blue's success on the field was matched by his colorful personality off the field. He was known for his flamboyant style, wearing bright colors and driving flashy cars. He was also a talented musician, playing the guitar and singing in a band.
Despite his success, Blue faced challenges in his personal life. He struggled with addiction and was arrested for drug possession in 1972. He later sought treatment and was able to overcome his addiction.
Blue played for several teams over the course of his career, including the San Francisco Giants, Kansas City Royals, and Oakland Athletics. He retired in 1986 with a career record of 209-161 and a 3.27 ERA.
Today, Blue is remembered as one of the greatest left-handed pitchers in baseball history. He was inducted into the Oakland Athletics Hall of Fame in 1991 and the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame in 1998.
- "Vida Blue." Baseball-Reference.com. https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/bluevi01.shtml
- "Vida Blue." Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame. http://www.lasportshall.com/inductees/baseball/vida-blue/
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