Oakland A’s legend Vida Blue passes away at 73

Vida Blue, a key member of the historic "Swingin' A's" team that won three straight World Series, died at age 73, leaving a legacy in MLB.

Vida Blue, the celebrated left-handed pitcher of the 1970s, has died at the age of 73. He was a three-time World Series champion, an MVP, a six-time All-Star, a Cy Young Award winner, and an Oakland A’s Hall of Famer.

Blue played in the MLB from 1969 to 1986 and was a key member of the “Swingin’ A’s,” the historical A’s team that won three consecutive World Series championships from 1972 to 1974. He finished his half-of-fame career with 209 wins, a 3.27 ERA, and was the first pitcher to star in the All-Star Game for both the American League and the National League.