On This Day

Vida Blue

Full Name: Vida Rochelle Blue Jr.
Profession: MLB Pitcher

United States of America

Why Famous: Cy Young and AL MVP in 1971.

Born: July 28, 1949
Birthplace: Mansfield, Louisiana, USA
Age: 72 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Leo

Historical Events

  • 1970-09-21 Oakland A's Vida Blue no-hits Minnesota Twins, 6-0
  • 1971-11-10 Joe Torre wins NL MVP, Vida Blue wins AL MVP
  • 1975-09-28 Oakland A's Vida Blue, Glenn Abbott, Paul Linblad & Rollie Fingers, no-hit California Angels, 5-0
  • 1976-06-18 Bowie Kuhn voids A's sales, totaling $35 million, of Joe Rudi & Rollie Fingers to Red Sox, & Vida Blue to Yankees
  • 1978-03-15 A's trade Vida Blue to Giants for 7 players & $390,000
  • 1984-07-26 Bowie Kuhn announces pitcher Vida Blue is suspended for the rest of 1984 due to cocaine conviction
  • 1987-02-19 Less than a month after re-signing, A's pitcher Vida Blue retires

Famous Baseball Players