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Vida BlueTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1968-1986 MLB Years: 1969-1986
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Drafted
Major Award Winner
World Series Champion

PositionsP-502Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameVida Rochelle Blue Jr.
Height6-0Weight189BatsBothThrowsLeft
Born DateJuly 28,1949 [69.137]PlaceMansfield,Louisiana
High SchoolDeSoto (Mansfield,LA)

DraftedSelected by the Kansas City Athletics [Team Picks] in the 2nd round (27th overall) of the 1967 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
MLB DebutJuly 20,1969 [19.357]
OrganizationsOAK [10] SFN [6] KCA [2] Awards4Awards Voting9-440
TBC Player ID8922Retrosheet IDbluev001MLBAM ID111119
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Player Notes:   Threw a no-hitter on September 21,1970 against the Minnesota Twins ... Opening day starter for Oakland Athletics in 1971,1975 and San Francisco Giants in 1979,1981
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts67Walks54Hittable70SO/BB63vsPower70Hitting28Durability70Team.526Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1968nullA--Rel188112.49240240000152.010267420802310001.206.04--4.7413.682.89.421-
1969nullAA--Rel191033.20150150000104.08040370521120001.276.92--4.509.692.15.769-
1969Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak21S/R19116.641248001142.04934311318241001.6010.502.793.865.141.33.5006.68
1970nullAAA--Rel201232.17170170000133.08840320551650001.085.95--3.7211.173.00.800-
1970Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak17,35ST20202.09660220038.220129012350000.834.66--2.798.152.921.0001.76
1971Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak35ST212481.823939024800312.02097363198830110100.956.030.552.548.683.42.7502.16
1972Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak35ST226102.80252325400151.0117554711481112001.096.970.662.866.622.31.3752.83
1973Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak14ST232093.283737013400263.2214108962610515815201.217.300.893.585.391.50.6903.84
1974Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak14ST2417153.254040012100282.024611810217981749001.227.840.543.125.551.78.5313.17
1975Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak14ST2522113.013938113211278.02431039321991894201.237.870.683.216.121.91.6673.28
1976Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak14ST2618132.353737020600298.026890789631665101.118.080.271.905.012.63.5812.55
1977Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak14ST2714193.833838016100279.2284138119238615711001.329.140.742.775.051.83.4243.61
1978San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn14ST2818102.79353509400258.0233878012701715001.178.130.422.445.972.44.6432.68
1979San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn14ST2914145.013434010000237.0246143132231111388001.519.340.874.225.241.24.5004.23
1980San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn14ST3014102.973131010300224.0202797414611293201.178.120.562.455.182.11.5833.23
1981San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn14ST31862.45181801000124.2974034754637001.217.000.513.904.551.17.5713.62
1982Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca33ST3213123.78313106200181.0163807620801034001.348.100.993.985.121.29.5204.34
1983Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca14,33S/R33056.0119145104085.09662571235536201.5410.131.273.695.591.51.0004.57
1985San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn14S/R35884.473320131050131.0115706517801038201.497.901.175.507.081.29.5004.63
1986San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn14ST3610103.27282800000156.2137655719771005101.377.871.094.425.741.30.5004.55
MLB Totals - 17 Season(s)Filter2091613.2750247329143371123340.1293913571213263118521751031301.237.910.713.195.851.84.5650.78
Minor League Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter30172.57560560000389.027014711101875080001.176.25--4.3311.752.72.638-
AAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1232.17170170000133.08840320551650001.085.95--3.7211.173.00.800-
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1033.20150150000104.08040370521120001.276.92--4.509.692.15.769-
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter8112.49240240000152.010267420802310001.206.04--4.7413.682.89.421-
Oakland Athletics Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter124862.952732621110528221943.21650731638139617131557601.177.630.642.856.082.13.590-
San Francisco Giants Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter72583.5217916613317501130.010304844429245370436501.318.190.733.605.601.55.554-
Kansas City Royals Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter13174.49504557240266.02591421333211515610201.408.751.083.895.271.36.433-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings14113.27333129210220.0193898017781437101.237.910.713.195.851.84.5600.78
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings17102.57320320000220.0153836301062870001.176.25--4.3311.752.72.630-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1969Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak21p191210100000002400000.000.167.000.1670012.000.000.200.11716.6733.332.000.000.000.00
1970Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak17,35p20615131013001701001.200.250.467.7177217.286.267.333.3155.8841.187.005.8815.0066.67
1971Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak35p2139102612100201463213000.118.167.127.294131121.308.009.039.1453.3152.0715.750.000.008.33
1972Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak35p2227454200000153402000.044.140.044.1842052.182.000.089.1069.6265.386.800.000.000.00
1973Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak14p23381000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
1977Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak14p27381000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
1978San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn14p28357986101200165115000.076.240.127.367102101.185.051.253.20015.8450.503.190.9979.0033.33
1979San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn14p29378371010130063508000.120.180.169.34914297.191.049.120.1676.1936.085.831.0383.0020.00
1980San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn14p3031683510010033407100.074.111.088.1996179.143.014.059.0983.8043.0411.330.000.0020.00
1981San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn14p3118354720010031005001.200.263.257.5209243.280.057.143.2466.9823.263.330.000.0028.57
1985San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn14p3533300410000031208000.133.212.167.3795141.222.034.133.1857.3229.274.000.000.0025.00
1986San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn14p3628433410130062004000.093.204.186.3908253.136.093.233.19211.3237.743.331.8943.0050.00
MLB Totals - 12 Season(s)Filter3425123753904150249271353102.104.186.145.3317413618.206.041.133.0007.9343.855.530.65128.0024.53
San Francisco Giants Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter1823382536703100037162137101.107.196.154.3505210414.190.047.157.0008.9439.134.380.72112.6727.78
Oakland Athletics Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter160174121720150212109216001.098.165.126.291223204.250.028.086.0005.8853.439.080.49174.0017.65
Average MLB - Per 162 games162243182540270123128125001.104.186.145.331356293.206.041.133.0007.9343.855.530.65128.0024.53

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1969Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak19P12-4214--551.0000.420.12-----12100.07.4
1970Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak20P6-3817--881.0001.330.21-----6100.03.7
1971Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak21P39-3121524--39391.0001.000.13-----39100.024.2
1972Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak22P25-1514172-2321.9130.840.146275.032792.616.1
1973Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak23P37-263930--39391.0001.050.1514766.743897.422.8
1974Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak24P40-28210163-2926.8970.650.09-----40100.024.7
1975Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak25P39-278434113938.9740.970.14-----39100.024.1
1976Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak26P37-298334123837.9741.000.12-----37100.023.0
1977Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak27P38-279642325148.9411.260.17-----38100.023.6
1978San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn28P35-2581229-441411.0001.170.16-----35100.021.6
1979San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn29P34-2371042155352.9811.530.22-----3791.921.0
1980San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn30P31-2241442145756.9821.810.25-----31100.019.3
1981San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn31P18-1241129114140.9762.220.32-----18100.016.2
1982Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca32P31-18114222-3836.9471.160.20-----31100.019.1
1983Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca33P19-85310-113131.0000.680.15-----19100.011.7
1985San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn35P33-131721213028.9330.850.21-----33100.020.4
1986San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn36P28-1563242-2927.9310.960.17-----28100.017.3
MLB Totals for P - 17 season(s)-   P502-33391274271921573554.9671.100.1720969.075020.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1969Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak1912----------
1970Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak206----------
1971Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak2139----------
1972Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak2225----------
1973Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak2337----------
1974Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak2440----------
1975Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak2539----------
1976Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak2637----------
1977Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak2738----------
1978San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn2835----------
1979San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn2934----------
1980San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn3031----------
1981San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn3118----------
1982Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca3231----------
1983Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca3319----------
1985San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn3533----------
1986San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn3628----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
1971Oakland AthleticsChamp. SeriesMLB21016.431007.0752801.299.000.002.5710.294.000.00.000
1972Oakland AthleticsChamp. SeriesMLB22000.004015.1401500.986.750.001.698.445.000.00.000
1972Oakland AthleticsWorld SeriesMLB22014.154018.2845501.598.310.005.195.191.000.00.000
1973Oakland AthleticsChamp. SeriesMLB230110.292007.0885301.8610.290.006.433.860.600.00.000
1973Oakland AthleticsWorld SeriesMLB23014.9120011.01063801.188.180.002.456.552.670.00.000
1974Oakland AthleticsChamp. SeriesMLB24100.001109.0200700.222.000.000.007.0000.001.000
1974Oakland AthleticsWorld SeriesMLB24013.2920013.21057901.296.590.004.615.931.290.00.000
1975Oakland AthleticsChamp. SeriesMLB25009.001003.0630202.0018.000.000.006.0000.00.000
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 5 yrs124.60909100131.3270160825001.127.760.002.307.183.130.00.333
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 3 yrs034.05808000133.32801501522001.297.560.004.055.941.470.00.000

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1971Oakland AthleticsChamp. SeriesMLB2113000000000300000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
1972Oakland AthleticsChamp. SeriesMLB2241000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
1972Oakland AthleticsWorld SeriesMLB2241000000002100000.000.667.000.667003.000.0002.00066.6733.330.500.000.000.00
1973Oakland AthleticsWorld SeriesMLB2324000000000400000.000.000.000.000004.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
1974Oakland AthleticsWorld SeriesMLB2424000000000400000.000.000.000.000004.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 2 yrs54000000000300000.000.000.000.000004.000.000.0000.0075.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 3 yrs89000000002900000.000.182.000.1820011.000.000.22218.1881.824.500.000.000.00

Awards [4]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1971American League Cy Young Award ... American League Most Valuable Player2
1976American League Player of the Week (August 23-August 29)1
1978NL Pitcher of the Month (June)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1987-01-20ContractSigned as Free Agent by Athletics. 
1986-11-12Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1985-12-17ContractSigned as Free Agent by Giants. 
1985-11-12Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1985-04-06ContractSigned as Free Agent by Giants. 
1983-08-05Released by Royals. 
1982-03-30TradeTraded by Giants with Bob Tufts to Royals for Brad Wellman, Atlee Hammaker, Craig Chamberlain and Renie Martin. 
1978-03-15TradeTraded by Athletics to Giants for Mario Guerrero, Phil Huffman, John Henry Johnson, Alan Wirth, Dave Heaverlo, Gary Thomasson, Gary Alexander and Cash. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1985San Francisco GiantsTeam Payroll35250,000-3621540370,78060,000250,000
1986San Francisco GiantsTeam Payroll36450,000-255864++386,34760,000700,000
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red