Luis Tiant

Death Date
Debut Year1964
Year of Induction
Teams Angels, Indians, Pirates, Red Sox, Twins, Yankees
Position Pitcher

Luis Tiant appeared on the writers’ ballot 15 times, gaining as much as 30.9% of the vote. He was voted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame in 1997.

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Luis Tiant signed Autoball contract

Luis Tiant signed Autoball contract

Luis Tiant signed this contract with the Autographed Ball Company just ten games into his career. After making his debut on July 19, 1964, Tiant pitched in 19 games for the Cleveland Indians. The following January Tiant agreed to have his signature appear on souvenir baseballs with stamped autograph
Six autographed cards by Tiant

Six autographed cards by Tiant

A 19-year Major League career is bound to produce a few baseball cards. Shown here are six Topps cards from throughout Luis Tiant’s career. Featured are cards from 1966, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1981, and 1983. Interestingly Tiant is pictures with the Indians, Twins, Yankees, and Angels, but not the
1983 Luis Tiant Super Veteran

1983 Luis Tiant Super Veteran

Topps issued this card in 1983 showing Luis Tiant as a youngster with the Cleveland Indians and as a grizzled veteran in 1983 with the Indians. Tiant pitched for the Indians for six seasons highlighted the 1968 season in which he went 21-9 with a 1.60 ERA. His time with the Angels was less positive.

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