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Vida Blue    \VYE-da\

Vida Rochelle Blue

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Both, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 189 lb.

Born: July 28, 1949 in Mansfield, LA
High School: De Soto HS (Mansfield, LA)
School: Southern University and A&M College (Baton Rouge, LA)
Drafted
by the Kansas City Athletics in the 2nd round of the 1967 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 20, 1969 (Age 19.357, 10,474th in MLB history)   vs. CAL 5.1 IP, 6 H, 1 SO, 1 BB, 3 ER, L
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1970 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/Giants/Royals 1969-1986

Last Game: October 2, 1986 (Age 37.066)   vs. HOU 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
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Career Home Runs

For all seasons after 1973, the play-by-play data is complete (summary of missing data for pre-1974). For some games from 1954 to 1973, we do not have complete play-by-play.

Vida Blue: 4 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 0 walk-off, 3 tying, 0 go ahead
2 Tms
SFG3
OAK1
 
vs RHP4
 
Away3
Home1
 
Leverage
Medium Lev4
4 Opps
CHC1
CIN1
PHI1
CHW1
4 Pitchers
Ed Lynch1
Dickie Noles1
Manny Sarmiento1
Jerry Crider1
4 Parks
Candlestick1
Wrigley Fld1
VeteransStad1
Comiskey Pk1
Where Hit
Unk2
892
General field locations
when available.
 
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms4
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
9th4
Outs
12
01
21
 
DefPos
P4
Bases
---3
12-1
 
6 RBI
RISP1
0 on3
2 on1
Any on1
Inning
31
41
51
61
 
1-31
4-63
RelScore
+21
-13
 
Ahead1
Behind3
Before event,
for batter

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1970 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1970-09-07 (1) OAK @ CHW Jerry Crider ahead 3-1 t 4 0 12- 3 9 1 0.122 93% Home Run; Tenace Scores; Green Scores
1978 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
2 2 1 1 1978-04-22 SFG CIN Manny Sarmiento behind 3-4 b 6 2 --- 1 9 1 0.213 52% Home Run (CF-RF)
1979 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
3 3 1 1 1979-07-09 SFG @ PHI Dickie Noles behind 0-1 t 5 1 --- 1 9 1 0.146 47% Home Run (CF-RF)
1986 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
4 4 1 1 1986-07-17 SFG @ CHC Ed Lynch behind 0-1 t 3 1 --- 1 9 1 0.116 47% Home Run

About the SABR Home Run Encyclopedia

Much of the data on Baseball-Reference.com's Home Run Logs comes from the Tattersall/McConnell Home Run Log, a database of all homers hit in the major leagues since 1876. This project was begun in the 1940's by John C. Tattersall and was continued after Tattersall's death in 1981 by Bob McConnell, one of SABR's original 16 members. David Vincent, another SABR member, has since assumed the leadership of the project. Baseball-Reference.com has licensed this remarkable database from the Society for American Baseball Research. All credit for the data therein goes to the intrepid researchers who digitized this data from archival sources.

For years from 1914 to 2014, RetroSheet play-by-play data has been used whenever the home run occurred in a game for which we have complete play-by-play data.

There are a handful of cases where the home run logs totals do not agree with the totals on our player pages. We are working to reconcile all of those differences, but believe that in all cases the Home Run Encyclopedia is correct.