Drugs Made Vida BlueùBlue

Posted: 23rd September 2009 by Harold Friend in MLB
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On September 21, 1970, Vida Blue pitched a no-hitter against the soon-to-be American League Western Division champion Minnesota Twins. The 20 year-old Blue had just missed a no-hitter on September 11 when, with two outs in the eighth inning, Kansas City outfielder Pat Kelly singled.
Vida Blue's No-Hitter

In his fourth start of the season, Blue retired the first 11 Twins before walking Harmon Killebrew. In the fifth inning, A's shortstop Bert Campaneris made a brilliant, leaping, backhand stab of a George Mitterwald line drive, and in the eighth, Mitterwald was almost the villain again when he hit a hard ground shot to third off Sal Bando's glove. Bando pounced on the ball and fired to first in time to retire the slow-footed Minnesota catcher.

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