Luis Tiant

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Birthday
23, 1940
Birthplace
Marianao, Cuba
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
23, 1940 (age 78)
Birthplace
Marianao, Cuba

About

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.

Before Fame

He starred in his native Cuba as a Little League All-Star.

Trivia

He became famous for being able to contort his body, leading to a variety of different pitching motions during his wind-up.

Family Life

He had three children, Luis Jr., Isabel and Daniel, with his wife Maria.

Associated With

He played alongside Hall of Fame slugger Carl Yastrzemski for eight years on the Boston Red Sox.