Vida Blue

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Vida Rochelle Blue Jr. (born July 28, 1949) is a former Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher. During a 17-year career, he pitched for the Oakland Athletics (1969–77), San Francisco Giants (1978–81; 1985–86), and Kansas City Royals (1982–83). He won the American League Cy Young Award and Most Valuable Player Award in 1971. He is a six-time All-Star, and is the first of only four pitchers in major league history to start the All-Star Game for both the American League (1971) and the National League (1978); Roger Clemens, Randy Johnson and Roy Halladay would later duplicate the feat.

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Filmography

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Acting Credits

2009
Prime 9 (2009) (TV Show)
Himself

1981
1981 MLB All-Star Game (1981) (TV Movie)
Himself - NL Pitcher

1978
1978 MLB All-Star Game (1978) (TV Movie)
Himself - NL Pitcher

1975
1975 MLB All-Star Game (1975) (TV Movie)
Himself - AL Pitcher

1973
1973 World Series (1973) (TV Show)
Himself - Oakland Athletics Pitcher

1972
Black Gunn (1972)
Sam Green

1972
Malcolm X (1972)
Himself

1972
Himself - Oakland Athletics Pitcher

1972
1972 World Series (1972) (TV Show)
Himself - Oakland Athletics Pitcher

1971
1971 MLB All-Star Game (1971) (TV Movie)
Himself - AL Pitcher

1967
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1967) (TV Show)
Himself 

Self

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  • Vida Blue - Sports Illustrated Magazine Cover [United States] (27 March 1972)
  • Vida Blue - Time Magazine [United States] (23 August 1971)
  • Sports Illustrated Magazine [United States] (31 May 1971)

Pitching Stats

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Major League pitching statistics for Vida Blue.
Year Team W-L ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO
1969 OAK 1-1 6.64 12 4 0 0 1 42 49 34 31 18 24
1970 OAK 2-0 2.09 6 6 2 2 0 38 20 12 9 12 35
1971 OAK 24-8 1.82 39 39 24 8 0 312 209 73 63 88 301
1972 OAK 6-10 2.80 25 23 5 4 0 151 117 55 47 48 111
1973 OAK 20-9 3.28 37 37 13 4 0 263 214 108 96 105 158
1974 OAK 17-15 3.25 40 40 12 1 0 282 246 118 102 98 174
1975 OAK 22-11 3.01 39 38 13 2 1 278 243 103 93 99 189
1976 OAK 18-13 2.35 37 37 20 6 0 298 268 90 78 63 166
1977 OAK 14-19 3.83 38 38 16 1 0 279 284 138 119 86 157
1978 SFG 18-10 2.79 35 35 9 4 0 258 233 87 80 70 171
1979 SFG 14-14 5.01 34 34 10 0 0 237 246 143 132 111 138
1980 SFG 14-10 2.97 31 31 10 3 0 224 202 79 74 61 129
1981 SFG 8-6 2.45 18 18 1 0 0 124 97 40 34 54 63
1982 KCR 13-12 3.78 31 31 6 2 0 181 163 80 76 80 103
1983 KCR 0-5 6.01 19 14 1 0 0 85 96 62 57 35 53
1985 SFG 8-8 4.47 33 20 1 0 0 131 115 70 65 80 103
1986 SFG 10-10 3.27 28 28 0 0 0 156 137 65 57 77 100
Career 209-161 - 502 473 143 37 2 - 2939 1357 1213 1185 2175

Fielding Stats

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Major League fielding statistics for Vida Blue.
Year Team G GS Inn PO A E DP Fld%
1969 OAK 12 4 42 1 4 0 0 1.000
1970 OAK 6 6 38 1 7 0 0 1.000
1971 OAK 39 39 312 15 24 0 0 1.000
1972 OAK 27 23 151 4 17 2 0 0.913
1973 OAK 2 37 263 9 30 0 0 1.000
1974 OAK 40 40 282 10 16 3 0 0.897
1975 OAK 39 38 278 4 34 1 1 0.974
1976 OAK 37 37 298 3 34 1 2 0.974
1977 OAK 38 38 279 6 42 3 2 0.941
1978 SFG 35 35 258 12 29 0 4 1.000
1979 SFG 34 34 237 10 42 1 5 0.981
1980 SFG 31 31 224 14 42 1 4 0.982
1981 SFG 18 18 124 11 29 1 1 0.976
1982 KCR 31 31 181 14 22 2 0 0.947
1983 KCR 19 14 85 3 10 0 1 1.000
1985 SFG 33 20 131 7 21 2 1 0.933
1986 SFG 28 28 156 3 24 2 0 0.931
Career 469 473 - 127 427 19 21 -

Batting Stats

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Major League batting statistics for Vida Blue.
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG
1969 OAK 12 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 0.000 0.167 0.000
1970 OAK 6 15 1 3 1 0 1 3 0 1 7 0.200 0.250 0.467
1971 OAK 39 102 6 12 1 0 0 2 0 4 63 0.118 0.167 0.127
1972 OAK 27 45 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 34 0.044 0.140 0.044
1973 OAK 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000
1974 OAK 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
1975 OAK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
1976 OAK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
1977 OAK 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.000 0.000 0.000
1978 SFG 35 79 8 6 1 0 1 2 0 16 51 0.076 0.240 0.127
1979 SFG 37 83 7 10 1 0 1 3 0 6 35 0.120 0.180 0.169
1980 SFG 31 68 3 5 1 0 0 1 0 3 34 0.074 0.111 0.088
1981 SFG 18 35 4 7 2 0 0 1 0 3 10 0.200 0.263 0.257
1982 KCR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
1983 KCR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
1985 SFG 33 30 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 3 12 0.133 0.212 0.167
1986 SFG 28 43 3 4 1 0 1 3 0 6 20 0.093 0.204 0.186
Career 273 512 37 53 9 0 4 15 0 49 271 - - -

First NameVida
Middle NameRochelle
Last NameBlue
Full Name at BirthVida Rochelle Blue
Age64
Date of BirthJuly 28, 1949
BirthplaceMansfield, Louisiana, USA
Height6' (183 cm)
Weight189 lbs (85.7 kg)
BuildAverage
Hair ColorBald
Star SignLeo
SexualityStraight
EthnicityBlack
NationalityAmerican
High SchoolDe Soto (Mansfield, LA)
UniversitySouthern
OccupationFormer Major League Baseball Player
Occupation CategoryBaseball
PositionPitcher
BatsBoth
ThrowsLeft
MLB Debut20 July 1969
Last MLB Game2 October 1986
DraftDrafted by the Kansas City Athletics in the 2nd round of the 1967 amateur draft.
Claim to FameCy Young Award winner

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