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Full Name: Vida Rochelle Blue Primary Position: P
Height/Weight: 6' 0"/189 First Game: July 20, 1969
Birthdate: July 28, 1949 Final Game: October 2, 1986
Birthplace: Mansfield, Louisiana MLB Experience: 17 years
Bat/Throw: Both/Left


Biography

Born on July 28, 1949 in Mansfield, Louisiana, Vida Blue (Vida Rochelle Blue) played for the Oakland Athletics, San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals over the course of his 17 year career. Blue broke into the bigs on July 20, 1969 with the Oakland Athletics, and put up a 1.82 ERA in 312 innings pitched in 1971, his rookie year.

Most people believe that Vida Blue's best season was 1971, when he posted a 1.82 ERA, won 24 games and struck out 301 batters.

Statistics

Pitching Stats

Year Team G GS W L ERA K R ER CG SHO SV IP H HR BB IB WP HBP
1969 OAK A 12 4 1 1 6.64 24 34 31 0 0 1 42 49 13 18 1 1 0
1970 OAK A 6 6 2 0 2.09 35 12 9 2 2 0 38.2 20 0 12 0 0 1
1971 OAK A 39 39 24 8 1.82 301 73 63 24 8 0 312 209 19 88 3 10 4
1972 OAK A 25 23 6 10 2.80 111 55 47 5 4 0 151 117 11 48 3 2 1
1973 OAK A 37 37 20 9 3.28 158 108 96 13 4 0 263.2 214 26 105 2 15 4
1974 OAK A 40 40 17 15 3.25 174 118 102 12 1 0 282.1 246 17 98 7 9 1
1975 OAK A 39 38 22 11 3.01 189 103 93 13 2 1 278 243 21 99 4 4 5
1976 OAK A 37 37 18 13 2.35 166 90 78 20 6 0 298.1 268 9 63 3 5 1
1977 OAK A 38 38 14 19 3.83 157 138 119 16 1 0 279.2 284 23 86 5 11 1
1978 SF N 35 35 18 10 2.79 171 87 80 9 4 0 258 233 12 70 4 5 0
1979 SF N 34 34 14 14 5.01 138 143 132 10 0 0 237 246 23 111 11 8 1
1980 SF N 31 31 14 10 2.97 129 79 74 10 3 0 224 202 14 61 8 3 0
1981 SF N 18 18 8 6 2.45 63 40 34 1 0 0 124.2 97 7 54 3 7 1
1982 KC A 31 31 13 12 3.78 103 80 76 6 2 0 181 163 20 80 3 4 0
1983 KC A 19 14 0 5 6.01 53 62 57 1 0 0 85.1 96 12 35 0 6 2
1985 SF N 33 20 8 8 4.47 103 70 65 1 0 0 131 115 17 80 1 8 1
1986 SF N 28 28 10 10 3.27 100 65 57 0 0 0 156.2 137 19 77 3 5 0
Total NL 179 166 72 58 3.52 704 484 442 31 7 0 1131.1 1030 92 453 30 36 3
Total AL 323 307 137 103 3.14 1471 873 771 112 30 2 2212 1909 171 732 31 67 20
Total 502 473 209 161 3.27 2175 1357 1213 143 37 2 3343.1 2939 263 1185 61 103 23

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1969 OAK A P 12 4 42 1 4 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 1.000
1970 OAK A P 6 6 38.2 1 7 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 1.000
1971 OAK A P 39 39 312 15 24 0 0 0 5 7 7 0 1.000
1972 OAK A P 25 23 151 4 17 2 0 0 3 6 2 2 .913
1973 OAK A P 37 37 263.2 9 30 0 0 0 4 14 7 2 1.000
1974 OAK A P 40 40 282.1 10 16 3 0 0 2 12 8 0 .897
1975 OAK A P 39 38 278 4 34 1 1 0 0 23 9 1 .974
1976 OAK A P 37 37 298.1 3 34 1 2 0 2 20 15 1 .974
1977 OAK A P 38 38 279.2 6 42 3 2 0 2 17 23 2 .941
1978 SF N P 35 35 258 12 29 0 4 0 2 14 15 3 1.000
1979 SF N P 34 34 237 10 42 1 5 0 0 16 16 3 .981
1980 SF N P 31 31 224 14 42 1 4 0 0 14 16 5 .982
1981 SF N P 18 18 124.2 11 29 1 1 0 2 10 12 6 .976
1982 KC A P 31 31 181 14 22 2 0 0 3 8 9 6 .947
1983 KC A P 19 14 85.1 3 10 0 1 0 0 12 5 0 1.000
1985 SF N P 33 20 131 7 21 2 1 0 3 8 5 5 .933
1986 SF N P 28 28 156.2 3 24 2 0 0 0 11 14 2 .931
Total P 502 473 3343.1 127 427 19 21 0 30 197 164 39 .967

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1969 OAK A 12 10 1 0 0 0 .000 .167 .000 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 0
1970 OAK A 6 15 1 3 1 3 .200 .250 .467 1 0 1 7 0 1 0 0 1
1971 OAK A 39 102 6 12 0 2 .118 .167 .127 1 0 4 63 2 13 0 0 0
1972 OAK A 27 45 4 2 0 0 .044 .140 .044 0 0 5 34 0 2 0 0 0
1973 OAK A 38 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1974 OAK A 40 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1975 OAK A 39 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1976 OAK A 37 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1977 OAK A 38 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
1978 SF N 35 79 8 6 1 2 .076 .240 .127 1 0 16 51 1 5 0 0 0
1979 SF N 37 83 7 10 1 3 .120 .180 .169 1 0 6 35 0 8 0 0 0
1980 SF N 31 68 3 5 0 1 .074 .111 .088 1 0 3 34 0 7 0 0 0
1981 SF N 18 35 4 7 0 1 .200 .263 .257 2 0 3 10 0 5 0 0 1
1982 KC A 31 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1983 KC A 19 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985 SF N 33 30 0 4 0 0 .133 .212 .167 1 0 3 12 0 8 0 0 0
1986 SF N 28 43 3 4 1 3 .093 .204 .186 1 0 6 20 0 4 0 0 0
Total NL 182 338 25 36 3 10 .107 .196 .154 7 0 37 162 1 37 0 0 1
Total AL 326 174 12 17 1 5 .098 .165 .126 2 0 12 109 2 16 0 0 1
Total 508 512 37 53 4 15 .104 .186 .145 9 0 49 271 3 53 0 0 2

Transactions

  • Selected by Kansas City Athletics in the 2nd round of the free-agent draft (June 6, 1967).
  • Traded by Oakland Athletics to San Francisco Giants in exchange for Gary Alexander, Gary Thomasson, Dave Heaverlo, Alan Wirth, John Henry Johnson, Phil Huffman, $300000 and a player to be named later (March 15, 1978); Oakland Athletics received Mario Guerrero (April 7, 1978).
  • Traded by San Francisco Giants with Bob Tufts to Kansas City Royals in exchange for Renie Martin, Craig Chamberlain, Atlee Hammaker and Brad Wellman (March 30, 1982).
  • Released by Kansas City Royals (August 5, 1983).
  • Signed by San Francisco Giants (April 6, 1985).
  • Granted free agency (November 12, 1985).
  • Signed by San Francisco Giants (December 17, 1985).
  • Granted free agency (November 12, 1986).
  • Signed by Oakland Athletics (January 20, 1987).

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