Over the past 60 years, baseball fans have witnessed some incredible left-handed pitchers who’ve dominated the sport. You know the names: Sandy Koufax, Randy Johnson, Steve Carlton, Clayton Kershaw, Warren Spahn, Whitey Ford. But there’s one lefty who was so dominate in 1971 that he won both the Cy Young Award and the American League MVP Award. To this day, he is the youngest player ever to earn a league MVP. You may remember Vida Blue. In 1971, the hard-throwing Blue, whose fastball was clocked at nearly 100 mph, was the anchor on an Oakland Athletics pitching staff that included…

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Chris Stevens

Chris Stevens is a writer in Midland, Mich., who has covered the Class A Great Lakes Loons, a Dodgers farm club.

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