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Vida Rochelle Blue

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

Born: July 28, 1949 in Mansfield, Louisiana, United States
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 MLB June Amateur Draft from De Soto HS (Mansfield, LA).

Major League Stats


Register Pitching

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RAvg G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1967 17 -3.9 Athletics AZIL WRk KCA 1 1 .500 2.65 3.71 9 2 0 0 34.0 26 14 10 0 22 1 26 1 0 1 1.412 6.9 0.0 5.8 6.9 1.18
1968 18 -2.7 Burlington MIDW A OAK 8 11 .421 2.49 3.97 24 24 3 2 152.0 102 67 42 4 80 1 231 8 1 18 1.197 6.0 0.2 4.7 13.7 2.89
1969 19 -4.7 Birmingham SOUL AA OAK 10 3 .769 3.20 3.46 15 14 8 1 0 104.0 80 40 37 2 52 0 112 1 1 7 1.269 6.9 0.2 4.5 9.7 2.15
1969 19 -8.1 OAK AL MLB OAK 1 1 .500 6.64 7.29 12 4 1 0 0 1 42.0 49 34 31 13 18 1 24 0 0 1 191 1.595 10.5 2.8 3.9 5.1 1.33
1970 20 -5.4 Iowa AA AAA OAK 12 3 .800 2.17 2.71 17 17 9 4 0 133.0 88 40 32 8 55 0 165 5 0 7 1.075 6.0 0.5 3.7 11.2 3.00
1970 20 -7.2 OAK AL MLB OAK 2 0 1.000 2.09 2.79 6 6 0 2 2 0 38.2 20 12 9 0 12 0 35 1 0 0 147 0.828 4.7 0.0 2.8 8.1 2.92
1971 21 -5.9 OAK AL MLB OAK 24 8 .750 1.82 2.11 39 39 0 24 8 0 312.0 209 73 63 19 88 3 301 4 1 10 1207 0.952 6.0 0.5 2.5 8.7 3.42
1972 22 -5.2 OAK AL MLB OAK 6 10 .375 2.80 3.28 25 23 0 5 4 0 151.0 117 55 47 11 48 3 111 1 0 2 606 1.093 7.0 0.7 2.9 6.6 2.31
1973 23 -4.7 OAK AL MLB OAK 20 9 .690 3.28 3.69 37 37 0 13 4 0 263.2 214 108 96 26 105 2 158 4 2 15 1083 1.210 7.3 0.9 3.6 5.4 1.50
1974 24 -4.1 OAK AL MLB OAK 17 15 .531 3.25 3.76 40 40 0 12 1 0 282.1 246 118 102 17 98 7 174 1 0 9 1159 1.218 7.8 0.5 3.1 5.5 1.78
1975 25 -3.1 OAK AL MLB OAK 22 11 .667 3.01 3.33 39 38 1 13 2 1 278.0 243 103 93 21 99 4 189 5 2 4 1153 1.230 7.9 0.7 3.2 6.1 1.91
1976 26 -1.6 OAK AL MLB OAK 18 13 .581 2.35 2.72 37 37 0 20 6 0 298.1 268 90 78 9 63 3 166 1 1 5 1205 1.109 8.1 0.3 1.9 5.0 2.63
1977 27 -0.5 OAK AL MLB OAK 14 19 .424 3.83 4.44 38 38 0 16 1 0 279.2 284 138 119 23 86 5 157 1 0 11 1184 1.323 9.1 0.7 2.8 5.1 1.83
1978 28 0.0 SFG NL MLB SFG 18 10 .643 2.79 3.03 35 35 0 9 4 0 258.0 233 87 80 12 70 4 171 0 0 5 1042 1.174 8.1 0.4 2.4 6.0 2.44
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RAvg G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1979 29 0.8 SFG NL MLB SFG 14 14 .500 5.01 5.43 34 34 0 10 0 0 237.0 246 143 132 23 111 11 138 1 0 8 1041 1.506 9.3 0.9 4.2 5.2 1.24
1980 30 1.7 SFG NL MLB SFG 14 10 .583 2.97 3.17 31 31 0 10 3 0 224.0 202 79 74 14 61 8 129 0 2 3 914 1.174 8.1 0.6 2.5 5.2 2.11
1981 31 2.3 SFG NL MLB SFG 8 6 .571 2.45 2.89 18 18 0 1 0 0 124.2 97 40 34 7 54 3 63 1 0 7 513 1.211 7.0 0.5 3.9 4.5 1.17
1982 32 3.8 KCR AL MLB KCR 13 12 .520 3.78 3.98 31 31 0 6 2 0 181.0 163 80 76 20 80 3 103 0 0 4 773 1.343 8.1 1.0 4.0 5.1 1.29
1983 33 4.5 KCR AL MLB KCR 0 5 .000 6.01 6.54 19 14 4 1 0 0 85.1 96 62 57 12 35 0 53 2 2 6 382 1.535 10.1 1.3 3.7 5.6 1.51
1985 35 6.8 SFG NL MLB SFG 8 8 .500 4.47 4.81 33 20 5 1 0 0 131.0 115 70 65 17 80 1 103 1 2 8 574 1.489 7.9 1.2 5.5 7.1 1.29
1986 36 7.7 SFG NL MLB SFG 10 10 .500 3.27 3.73 28 28 0 0 0 0 156.2 137 65 57 19 77 3 100 0 1 5 663 1.366 7.9 1.1 4.4 5.7 1.30
MLB (17 seasons) MLB 209 161 .565 3.27 3.65 502 473 11 143 37 2 3343.1 2939 1357 1213 263 1185 61 2175 23 13 103 13837 1.233 7.9 0.7 3.2 5.9 1.84
Minors (3 seasons) Minors 30 17 .638 2.57 3.40 56 55 20 7 0 389.0 270 147 111 14 187 1 508 14 2 32 1.175 6.2 0.3 4.3 11.8 2.72
All Levels (19 Seasons) 240 179 .573 3.19 3.63 567 530 11 163 44 2 3766.1 3235 1518 1334 277 1394 63 2709 38 15 136 13837 1.229 7.7 0.7 3.3 6.5 1.94
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Register Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1967 17 -3.8 Athletics AZIL WRk KCA 9 8 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 .125 .125 .125 .250 1 0 0 0
1968 18 -3.3 Burlington MIDW A OAK 24 54 46 2 7 2 0 0 2 0 0 6 24 .152 .250 .196 .446 9 0 2 0
1969 19 -5.3 Birmingham SOUL AA OAK 15 44 35 5 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 22 .086 .273 .114 .387 4 0 0 0
1969 19 -8.3 OAK AL MLB OAK 12 12 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 .000 .167 .000 .167 0 0 0 0 0 0
1970 20 -5.6 Iowa AA AAA OAK 17 53 45 2 5 1 0 0 2 0 0 5 28 .111 .200 .133 .333 6 0 3 0
1970 20 -7.6 OAK AL MLB OAK 6 17 15 1 3 1 0 1 3 0 0 1 7 .200 .250 .467 .717 7 1 0 1 0 0
1971 21 -6.7 OAK AL MLB OAK 39 121 102 6 12 1 0 0 2 0 1 4 63 .118 .167 .127 .294 13 0 2 13 0 0
1972 22 -5.8 OAK AL MLB OAK 27 52 45 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 34 .044 .140 .044 .184 2 0 0 2 0 0
1973 23 -5.0 OAK AL MLB OAK 38 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1974 24 -3.7 OAK AL MLB OAK 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1975 25 -2.5 OAK AL MLB OAK 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1976 26 -1.5 OAK AL MLB OAK 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1977 27 -0.5 OAK AL MLB OAK 38 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1978 28 0.2 SFG NL MLB SFG 35 101 79 8 6 1 0 1 2 0 0 16 51 .076 .240 .127 .366 10 0 1 5 0 0
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1979 29 0.7 SFG NL MLB SFG 37 97 83 7 10 1 0 1 3 0 0 6 35 .120 .180 .169 .348 14 0 0 8 0 0
1980 30 1.5 SFG NL MLB SFG 31 79 68 3 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 34 .074 .111 .088 .199 6 0 0 7 1 0
1981 31 2.6 SFG NL MLB SFG 18 43 35 4 7 2 0 0 1 0 0 3 10 .200 .263 .257 .520 9 1 0 5 0 0
1982 32 3.2 KCR AL MLB KCR 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1983 33 4.2 KCR AL MLB KCR 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985 35 6.3 SFG NL MLB SFG 33 41 30 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 12 .133 .212 .167 .379 5 0 0 8 0 0
1986 36 7.5 SFG NL MLB SFG 28 53 43 3 4 1 0 1 3 0 0 6 20 .093 .204 .186 .390 8 0 0 4 0 0
MLB (17 seasons) MLB 508 618 512 37 53 9 0 4 15 0 2 49 271 .104 .186 .145 .330 74 2 3 53 1 0
Minors (3 seasons) Minors 56 151 126 9 15 4 0 0 4 0 0 20 74 .119 .240 .151 .391 19 0 5 0
All Levels (19 Seasons) 573 777 646 46 69 13 0 4 19 0 2 69 351 .107 .196 .146 .342 94 2 3 58 1 0
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Register Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1967 17 Athletics AZIL WRk KCA P 9 10 2 7 1 0 .900 1.00
1968 18 Burlington MIDW A OAK P 24 25 1 21 3 2 .880 0.92
1969 19 Birmingham SOUL AA OAK P 15 14 3 10 1 0 .929 0.87
1969 19 OAK AL MLB OAK P 12 42.0 5 1 4 0 0 1.000 1.07 0.42
1970 20 Iowa AA AAA OAK P 17 15 5 9 1 1 .933 0.82
1970 20 OAK AL MLB OAK P 6 39.0 8 1 7 0 0 1.000 1.85 1.33
1971 21 OAK AL MLB OAK P 39 312.0 39 15 24 0 0 1.000 1.12 1.00
1972 22 OAK AL MLB OAK P 25 151.0 23 4 17 2 0 .913 1.25 0.84
1973 23 OAK AL MLB OAK P 37 264.0 39 9 30 0 0 1.000 1.33 1.05
1974 24 OAK AL MLB OAK P 40 282.0 29 10 16 3 0 .897 0.83 0.65
1975 25 OAK AL MLB OAK P 39 278.0 39 4 34 1 1 .974 1.23 0.97
1976 26 OAK AL MLB OAK P 37 298.0 38 3 34 1 2 .974 1.12 1.00
1977 27 OAK AL MLB OAK P 38 280.0 51 6 42 3 2 .941 1.54 1.26
1978 28 SFG NL MLB SFG P 35 258.0 41 12 29 0 4 1.000 1.43 1.17
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1979 29 SFG NL MLB SFG P 34 237.0 53 10 42 1 5 .981 1.97 1.53
1980 30 SFG NL MLB SFG P 31 224.0 57 14 42 1 4 .982 2.25 1.81
1981 31 SFG NL MLB SFG P 18 125.0 41 11 29 1 1 .976 2.88 2.22
1982 32 KCR AL MLB KCR P 31 181.0 38 14 22 2 0 .947 1.79 1.16
1983 33 KCR AL MLB KCR P 19 85.0 13 3 10 0 1 1.000 1.38 0.68
1985 35 SFG NL MLB SFG P 33 131.0 30 7 21 2 1 .933 1.92 0.85
1986 36 SFG NL MLB SFG P 28 157.0 29 3 24 2 0 .931 1.55 0.96
MLB (17 seasons) MLB P 502 3344.0 573 127 427 19 21 .967 1.49 1.10
Minors (3 seasons) Minors P 56 54 9 40 5 3 .907 0.88
All Levels (19 Seasons) P 567 3344.0 637 138 474 25 24 .961 1.49 1.08
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev
1967 17 AIL Athletics Arizona Instructional League WRk
1968 18 Burlington Bees Midwest League A
1969 19 Birmingham A's Southern League AA
1969 19 Oakland Athletics American League MLB 1 1969-07-20 1969-09-14
1970 20 Iowa Oaks American Association AAA
1970 20 Oakland Athletics American League MLB 1 1970-09-07 1970-10-01
1971 21 Oakland Athletics American League MLB 1 1971-04-05 1971-09-26
1972 22 Oakland Athletics American League MLB 1 1972-05-24 1972-10-04
1973 23 Oakland Athletics American League MLB 1 1973-04-11 1973-09-28
1974 24 Oakland Athletics American League MLB 1 1974-04-07 1974-10-02
1975 25 Oakland Athletics American League MLB 1 1975-04-08 1975-09-28
1976 26 Oakland Athletics American League MLB 1 1976-04-10 1976-10-01
1977 27 Oakland Athletics American League MLB 1 1977-04-16 1977-09-28
1978 28 San Francisco Giants National League MLB 1 1978-04-12 1978-09-30
1979 29 San Francisco Giants National League MLB 1 1979-04-04 1979-09-27
1980 30 San Francisco Giants National League MLB 1 1980-04-13 1980-10-02
1981 31 San Francisco Giants National League MLB 1 1981-04-09 1981-09-11
1982 32 Kansas City Royals American League MLB 1 1982-04-11 1982-10-02
1983 33 Kansas City Royals American League MLB 1 1983-04-10 1983-07-31
1985 35 San Francisco Giants National League MLB 1 1985-04-09 1985-10-05
1986 36 San Francisco Giants National League MLB 1 1986-04-10 1986-10-02

Sabr ID: 397acf10

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