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March 16, 1972 > Oakland A's holdout Vida Blue announces that he has rejected the team's latest contract offer and will retire to work for a company that makes toilet fixtures. The "retirement" of the 1971 American League MVP and Cy Young Award winner won't last long; Blue will eventually come to terms with the A's and begin his season in May.
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