Luis Clemente Tiant Vega ( Spanish pronunciation: [ˈlwis ˈtjant]) (born November 23, 1940) is a Cuban former Major League Baseball (MLB) right-handed starting pitcher. He pitched in MLB for 19 years, primarily for the Cleveland Indians and the Boston Red Sox .
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Luis Tiant was born on Saturday, November 23, 1940, in Marianao, Cuba. Tiant was 23 years old when he broke into the big leagues on July 19, 1964, with the Cleveland Indians. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items ...
Born Nov. 23, 1940 in Marianao, Cuba, Tiant was the son of Luis Tiant Sr., a legendary left-handed pitcher in the Negro leagues and Cuban leagues from 1926-48. The junior Tiant also excelled on the diamond, quickly rising to all-star status in leagues in and around Havana during the late 1950s.
Luis Tiant, professional baseball player who was one of the outstanding pitchers of the 1970s and won more games than any other Cuban-born player, compiling a record of 229 victories and 172 losses, with an ERA of 3.30 in 19 major league seasons. Learn more about Tiant’s life and career.
Luis Tiant Bio. Fullname: Luis Clemente Tiant; Nickname: El Tiante; Born: 11/23/1940 in Marianao, Cuba; Debut: 7/19/1964; Follow mlb
Luis Tiant burst onto the Major League scene in 1964 at just 23 years old, quickly establishing himself as one of the most dominant pitchers in the game. After notching double-digit victories in each of his first four seasons, Tiant took his game to another level -- one few pitchers have ever achieved -- in 1968.