Vida was the first pitcher to win The Sporting News Pitcher of the Year Award in each league.
Vida had only one career save which came in his rookie season of 1969.
Vida had 301 strikeouts in 1971 but never again had more than 189 in a season.
Vida pitched 37 shutouts in his career including a career-high and league-leading eight in 1971.
Vida was a six-time All-Star (1971, 1975, 1977-78, 1980-81).
In 1971, Vida won the American League Cy Young Award.
As of 2007, Vida is the last switch-hitter to win the MVP Award.
Vida had a career .104 batting average with 9 doubles, 4 home runs and 15 RBI's.
Vida was a 2nd round draft-pick of the Kansas City A's in 1967.
Vida started 473 games including a career-high 40 in 1974.
Vida had 204 career wins including a career-high 24 in 1971.
Vida won the 1971 American League MVP Award.
Vida played in the World Series three times (1972-1974).
Vida threw left but was a switch-hitter.
In his playing days, Vida was 6'0" and weighed 189 pounds.
Vida: 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.
Vida: Sometimes in this game it's as good to be lucky as it is to be good.
Vida: 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?