Vida Blue, who used to pitch for the Oland Athleti and was known for his fiery left-handed pitches, died at the age of 73, know his cause of death

The news of his death came out on Saturday. He had a long history of being a great baseball player. Here is everything you need to know about Vida Blue.

Oland Athleti pitcher Vida Blue cause of death, obituary, net worth, wife, baseball career stats

Vida Blue was born in Mansfield, Louisiana, on July 28, 1949. He went to De Soto High School in northwest Louisiana. The Kansas City A’s picked him in the second round of the 1967 MLB Draught. He played his first game for the Oland Athleti in 1969, when he was 19 years old. This was only two years after the team moved to Oland.

During his first two years with the A’s, Vida Blue only played 19 games (10 starts). But the way he did when he joined the team in September 1970 was a sign of what was to come. Blue had a great season in 1971. He went 24-8, had an ERA of 1.82, and struck out 201 batters in over 312 innings. He was the youngest player in AL/NL history to win the Cy Young and MVP awards in the same year.

Vida Blue was a key player in Athleti’ Championship teams

From 1972 to 1974, Blue was an important part of the Athleti teams that won the World Series. In 1978, he was the first pitcher in the history of the big leagues and one of only five to have started the All-Star Game for both the American League and the National League.

Vida Blue played for the Oland Athleti from 1969 to 1977, the San Francisco Giants from 1978 to 1981 and 1985 to 1986, and the Kansas City Royals from 1982 to 1983. At the end of his career, he was 209-161 with an ERA of 3.27. In 1989, Blue was given a place in the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.

Blue’s family has decided not to say anything about how he died. But he was married to Peggy Shannon, which is known. On September 24, 1989, they got married on the mound at Candlestick Park. At the time they got married, Shannon was 31 and Blue was 40. The two twin girls were born to the couple in the early 1990s. The couple got a split in 1996, which was sad.

In a statement, the Oland Athleti sent their respects to Blue’s family and talked about his long and successful baseball career. The A’s said in a statement that Vida Blue has had one of the most decorated careers in baseball.

How much was the net worth of Vida Blue?

Celebrity Net Worth said that Blue’s net worth in 2023 was about $1.5 million.

Blue’s death has left a big hole in baseball, and both fans and players are sad about it. He will be known for how good he was as a pitcher, how he helped the A’s win championships, and how he changed the game of baseball.


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