Vida Blue, a hard-throwing left-hander who helped the Oakland A’s win three straight World Series titles, became one of baseball’s biggest draws in the early 1970s until his career was cut short by drμg issues, pἀssed away on Saturday, the organization announced. He was 73.
The A’s said in a statement-
“There are few players with a more decorated career than Vida Blue. He was a three-time champion, an MVP, a six-time All-Star, a Cy Young Award winner, and an Oakland A’s Hall of Famer. Vida will always be a franchise legend and a friend. Our deepest condolences to his family and friends during this arduous time.”
A verified user from Oakland A’s has just posted information on Twitter about the same event –
Rest in peace, Vida 💚💛 pic.twitter.com/MXHRuRFfjH
— Oakland A’s (@Athletics) May 7, 2023
What was Vida Blue Cause of Deἀth?
Ex-teammate Reggie Jackson said during an interview with The Associated Press on Sunday-
“He was engaging. He was personable. He was caring. He was uncomfortable with the crowd.”
This latest development has taken aback fans and family members alike. The baseball world at large is likewise stunned by this news. Fans everywhere have been offering each other condolences ever since the news broke.
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The baseball community is in disbelief at the moment. As a result, many of them seem dissatisfied. On September 20, 1989, he wed Peggy Shannon. Willie McCovey, his ex-teammate, and Orlando Cepeda were his best men.
The tweet below is from Dave “Smoke” Stewart, who has expressed his sympathy-
Vida Blue rest in peace, my mentor, hero, and friend. I remember watching a 19 year old phenom dominate baseball, and at the same time alter my life. There are no words for what you have meant to me and so many others. My heart goes out to the Blue family🙏🏿🙏🏿
— Dave “Smoke” Stewart (@Dsmoke34) May 7, 2023
My dear friend, mentor, and hero Vida Blue has pἀssed away. I was changed forever by witnessing a 19-year-old baseball prodigy dominate the game. I can’t describe how much you’ve meant to me and others. The Blue family has my deepest sympathies.