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Vida Blue
(1949-____) born on
Jul 28
US baseball player. He was the fifth pitcher to win the Cy Young award; MVP in same year, 1971.
         
   
F
I keep telling myself, don't get cocky. Give your services to the press and the media, be nice to the kids, throw a baseball into the stands once in a while.

R
Sometimes in this game it's as good to be lucky as it is to be good.
A
It's easy, man. I just take the ball and throw. Hard! It's a God-given talent! No one can teach it to you. They either hit it or they don't.
N
I think I have already signed some scrap of paper for every man, woman, and child in the United States. What do they do with all those scraps of paper with my signature on it?
K
It's a weird scene. You win a few baseball games and all of a sudden you're surrounded by reporters and TV men with cameras asking you about Vietnam and race relations.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Vida," by Ricar Deming, 1972.
R: "Vida: His Own Story," 1972.
A: "Vida: His Own Story," 1972.
N: "Vida: His Own Story," 1972.
K: In "Los Angeles Times," 14 Apr, 1982.
   


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