Vida Rochelle Blue Jr. (July 28, 1949 - May 7, 2023) was an amazing pitcher for the Oakland A's and later the SF Giants, playing in the major leagues from 1969 to 1986.
first a's cy young in Oakland
interesting fact: Vida was one of only 3 players to wear their first names on their jerseys (others: Ichiro Zuzuki and Chili Davis who is now the a's hitting coach)
There was a song about "Vida Blue", performed by Albert Jones, and not by the band called Vida Blue:
Links and References
- Vida Blue on Wikipedia
- Vida Blue, former Oakland A’s, SF Giants star, dies at 73 Mercury News May 7, 2023