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Vida Blue

San Francisco Giants Wall of Fame

 
 
Vida Blue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 17, 2020
1. Vida Blue Marker
Inscription.  
San Francisco Giants: 1978-1981, 1985-1986
San Francisco Giants All-Star: 1978, 1980, 1981

Effervescent left-handed starter, acquired from Oakland for ML record seven players in 1978, became inspirational leader of scrappy "Little Orange Skateboard" club that won 83 games that year. Flame-thrower's 18 victories earned 1978 NL Pitcher of The Year Award by The Sporting News. In two stints with Giants, Blue notched 72 Wins, 3.52 ERA.

 
Erected 2008.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansSports.
 
Location. 37° 46.745′ N, 122° 23.402′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is on King Street north of 3rd Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Francisco CA 94107, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jeffrey Leonard (here, next to this marker); Chili Davis (here, next to this marker); Darrell Evans (a few steps from this marker); Johnnie LeMaster

Vida Blue Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 17, 2020
2. Vida Blue Marker - wide view
Vida Blue's marker is in the top row, on the very left.
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(a few steps from this marker); Jack Clark (a few steps from this marker); Gary Lavelle (a few steps from this marker); Jim Barr (a few steps from this marker); Randy Moffitt (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
 
Also see . . .
1. Forever Giants: Vida Blue (YouTube, 23 min.). Giants-produced interview between Renel Brooks-Moon and Vida Blue. (Submitted on July 18, 2021.) 

2. Vida Blue (Wikipedia).
"Vida Rochelle Blue Jr. (born July 28, 1949) is a former American professional baseball player. He played as a left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball between 1969 and 1986, most notably as an integral member of the Oakland Athletics dynasty that won three consecutive World Series championships between 1972 and 1974. He won the American League Cy Young Award and Most Valuable Player Award in 1971.

A six-time All-Star, Blue is the first of only five pitchers in major league history to start the All-Star Game for both the American League (1971) and the National League (1978)....During a 17-year career, he pitched for the Oakland Athletics (1969–77), San Francisco Giants (1978–81; 1985–86), and Kansas City Royals (1982–83)."
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(Submitted on July 18, 2021.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 18, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 67 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 18, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.

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