Left-handed pitcher Vaida Blue, who dominated an era, has passed away.
On the 8th (Korean time), MLB.com, the official homepage of the Major League Baseball (MLB), said, “In 1971, Blue, who became the youngest MVP in American League and National League history and led Oakland’s World Series (WS) three consecutive victories since 1972, died. did,’ he said. He is 73 years old. His cause of death is still unknown.
The Oakland club said in a statement, “There is no player with a more brilliant career than Vaida Blue.” Blue will always remain a legend and friend to the franchise. He expressed his deepest condolences to his family and friends during this difficult time,’ he revealed.
Debuting in the big leagues in 1969, Blue’s career record is 209-161 with 37 saves and an ERA of 3.27. He overwhelmed the batter with his fiery fire bowler. In 1971, he went 24-8 with a 1.81 earned run average and won both the American League Video and MVP honors. After the season, he went head-to-head with eccentric owner Charlie Finley over salary, and even left the baseball field for a while until April of the following year. Extreme confrontation ensued, with Blue saying in 1976, “I hope Finley’s next breath will be his last. I hope he collapses and dies of polio.”토토사이트
After frequent clashes with owner Finley during his Oakland days, Blue was eventually traded to the San Francisco Giants in March 1978. He then played for the Kansas City Royals (1982–83) and then returned to San Francisco before retiring in 1986. As well as his splendid grades, his incidents and accidents were not few. Blue served three months in federal prison for cocaine in December 1983, and in 2005 was rumored to be caught driving under the influence. However, many evaluations of his activities after his career as a player, such as participating in a number of charity events, are mixed.
Another Auckland legend, Dave Stewart, mourned Blue’s death, saying, “My mentor, hero and friend.” “He loved Oakland and his impact on this organization is still felt,” Oakland coach Mark Katsay said. “It is a very sad day. It breaks my heart to think of his family.”