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Friday, May 12, 2017

Oakland A's Legend Vida Blue



Vida Blue made his debut with the Oakland A’s in at 19 in 1969. It would be 1971 before he would experience a full major league season, and what a season it was for Blue. In 1971, he would win both the American League Cy Young Award and American League Most Valuable Player Award.

He would finish the season with a won-loss record of 24-8 with a league leading ERA of 1.82. He would also toss 8 shutouts on the season. He fanned 301 hitters in 312 innings.


Blue would be a six time all-star, playing for the A’s, Giants, and Royals. He was a member of the 72-74 Oakland A’s World Series Champions. In three seasons he would win over 20 games, and finish his career 209-161 with an ERA of 3.27.

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