Vida Blue

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Birthday
28, 1949
Birthplace
Mansfield, LA
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
28, 1949 (age 69)
Birthplace
Mansfield, LA

About

Hard-throwing left-handed pitcher who was selected to 6 All-Star games and was named American League MVP and Cy Young winner in 1971 with the Oakland Athletics. He won three World Series Championships with the A's in the '70s and earned 209 victories while recording 2,175 strikeouts across his 18-year career.

Before Fame

He was a standout quarterback and pitcher at his Mansfield, Louisiana high school.

Trivia

He threw a no-hitter in 1970 with the Oakland Athletics and several games later he threw a one-hitter.

Family Life

He was married to Peggy Shannon for seven years.

Associated With

Roger Clemens was the first pitcher to pitch in an All-Star game for both the National and the American leagues after Vida Blue.