Vida Blue to be inducted into the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum’s Hall of Game

Aug 17, 2023, 2:03 PM

Former pitcher Vida Blue of the Oakland Athletics speaks as he is inducted into the team's Hall of ...

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 21: Former pitcher Vida Blue of the Oakland Athletics speaks as he is inducted into the team's Hall of Fame before the game against the Texas Rangers at the RingCentral Coliseum on September 21, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

(Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

A’s and Giants pitching legend Vida Blue is set to enter another Hall of Fame.

The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum announced Blue (posthumously), Al Downing, Dwight Gooden, Mike Norris and Dontrelle Willis have been selected to be inducted into its “Hall of Game.” Blue’s former teammate Dave Stewart will accept the induction on his behalf.

“We’re thrilled to remember our dear friend, Mudcat Grant, by honoring members of the Black Aces as part of our celebration of the history of the African American pitcher,” Bob Kendrick, NLBM President, said in a press release. “These great athletes were thrilling to watch and took the legacy of the Negro Leagues with them every time they took the mound.”

Although Blue hasn’t made it to Cooperstown yet, he has been inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame and is a member of the San Francisco Giants Wall of Fame. In 15 seasons between the A’s and Giants, Blue pitched 135 complete games and 35 shutouts while recording 1,816 strikeouts.

The induction ceremony is set to take place Saturday, Sept. 9. Blue joins

Vida Blue died earlier this year at the age of 77.

Thank you for reading SactownSports.com. Follow us on Twitter and Google News, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Newsletter

MLB

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 29: Esteury Ruiz #1 of the Oakland Athletics runs home to score against...

Field Level Media

Athletics place OF Esteury Ruiz (wrist) on injured list

The Oakland Athletics placed outfielder Esteury Ruiz on the 10-day injured list Thursday with a strained left wrist.

3 hours ago

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 27: A glove and bat sit on the field before the game between the Oakland...

Frankie Cartoscelli

Brodie Brazil on another looming possibility for the Oakland Athletics

Brodie Brazil joined Carmichael Dave to explain why Sacramento & Las Vegas aren't the only possible landing spots for the Oakland Athletics.

5 hours ago

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - MAY 22: Charlie Blackmon #19 of the Colorado Rockies steals second base slidi...

Field Level Media

Tight series between Athletics, Rockies up for grabs in finale

After falling short in extra innings on Wednesday, the Oakland Athletics will look to take the series from the Colorado Rockies on Thursday.

8 hours ago

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA - MAY 22: Matt Chapman #26 of the San Francisco Giants celebrates with tea...

Field Level Media

Giants rally from five-run deficit to beat Pirates in 10

The visiting San Francisco Giants rallied to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-5 in 10 innings on Wednesday night.

8 hours ago

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - MAY 21: Abraham Toro #31 of the Oakland Athletics celebrates after hitting a ...

Field Level Media

Abraham Toro, Athletics aim to slug way past Rockies

Two teams whose seasons have mirrored one another meet again Wednesday night when the Colorado Rockies visit the Oakland Athletics.

1 day ago

PITTSBURGH, PA - MAY 21: Oneil Cruz #15 of the Pittsburgh Pirates hits a two-run double in the nint...

Field Level Media

Pirates score four runs in 9th, defeat Giants in 10

The San Francisco Giants entered the ninth inning with a three-run lead on Tuesday, but the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied late for the win.

1 day ago

Vida Blue to be inducted into the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum’s Hall of Game