Oakland school dedicates baseball field to Vida Blue

April 20, 2012 5:59:14 PM PDT
There was a very special honor Friday for former A's and Giants pitching legend Vida Blue.

Oakland Northern Light School dedicated its brand new youth baseball field and named it "Vida Blue's Field of Dreams." Blue says the professionally-designed diamond was the result of many generous donors and hours of hard work.

"I came to speak to the 8th graders a couple years ago and I was so impressed, I came back and Larry Harper from the Good Tidings Foundation was so kind. We got some folks together. We raised a few funds and the next thing you know, we got a field named after me, which is very flattering," Blue said.

Northern Light is a non-profit school providing a high-quality education for children from all socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.

By the way, this is a big weekend for Blue. He'll be taking part in a special ceremony Saturday night marking the 40th anniversary of the A's first world championship team.


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