Vida Blue (Vida Rochelle Blue Jr.)

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Mansfield, Louisiana, USA
Vida Rochelle Blue Jr. was born in Mansfield, Louisiana, the son of Vida Sr. and Sallie Blue. A baseball and football star at DeSoto High School, Blue was signed by Kansas City A's owner Charlie O. Finley as a pitcher in 1967. He made his debut two years later for the A's, by now relocated to Oakland. In 1970, he pitched a no-hitter against the Minnesota Twins. He won both the American League Most Valuable Player and Cy Young Awards in 1971, posting a 24-8 record with a 1.82 earned run average with eight shutouts. Read more...


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Laugh-In 1967

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Malcolm X 1972