3-time All-Star pitcher nicknamed El Tiante, won 229 games and recorded 2,416 strikeouts during his nineteen-year MLB career; named American League Comeback Player of the Year in 1972 with the Boston Red Sox.
He starred in his native Cuba as a Little League All-Star.
He became famous for being able to contort his body, leading to a variety of different pitching motions during his wind-up.
He had three children, Luis Jr., Isabel and Daniel, with his wife Maria.
He played alongside Hall of Fame slugger Carl Yastrzemski for eight years on the Boston Red Sox.