Luis Tiant

Luis Tiant windup
Birthdate 11/23/1940
Death Date
Debut Year 1964
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 spent his first six years in Cleveland; in the Year of the Pitcher he had 21 wins & a 1.60 ERA

Luis Tiant spent his first six years in Cleveland; in the Year of the Pitcher he had 21 wins & a 1.60 ERA

Born and raised in Cuba, Luis Tiant pitched professionally in his homeland and in Mexico before reaching the United States. Signed by the Indians in 1961 at the height of US-Cuban tensions, the 21-year couldn’t possibly envision what lay ahead. Because of the political conflict, Tiant did not
In his 19 years in the bigs Tiant pitched for the Indians, Twins, Red Sox, Yankees, Pirates, and Angels

In his 19 years in the bigs Tiant pitched for the Indians, Twins, Red Sox, Yankees, Pirates, and Angels

Luis Tiant won 229 games during his career. That included four 20-win seasons. His finest season came in 1968 when he went 21-9 with a 1.60 ERA. After a dismal 20-loss season in ’69, Tiant’s 1970 campaign ended early when he fractured his right scapula. The Twins released during spring t
Cuban-born Luis Tiant is in many Halls of Fame, but not in Cooperstown.

Cuban-born Luis Tiant is in many Halls of Fame, but not in Cooperstown.

Luis Tiant is at the center of a Hall of Fame debate. Do his four 20-wins seasons, two sub-2.00 ERA years, and 229 wins make him worthy of Cooperstown? After 15 years of consideration by the baseball writers and three more by the Veterans Committee as of 2021, the answer so far is no. Tiant is honor

8 responses to “Luis Tiant”

  1. Donald Bullis says:

    My All Time Favorite Red Sox!

  2. Vincent Bain says:

    Big game pitcher and must see ! He should be in the HOF !

  3. Ed O'Brien says:

    Desreves to be in Cooperstown.

  4. Charlie says:

    As good a pitcher as Jim Palmer who is in the hall and he isn’t. He belongs there.

  5. Chip says:

    A great pitcher for the Red Sox with a better record then other men in the HOF. Definitely deserves to be in the HOF

  6. Alfred Placeres says:

    A boisterous and long Bronx cheer to express my disappointment.

  7. Dj says:

    It’s called the Hall of Fame. Not the Hall of Very Good. He put up some great work but not Hall of Fame type work!

  8. Fidel placeres salazar says:

    Para mi el mejor picher cubano q ha pisado las grandes ligas una lastima q todavia no este en el hall de la fama pero antes de q muera va poder entrar y difrutar su estadia en el templo de los inmortales eso es un hecho.

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