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Luis Tiant    \LOO-ee TEE-ahnt\

Luis Clemente (Vega) Tiant (El Tiante)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: November 23, 1940 in Marianao, La Habana, Cuba

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Register Pitching

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RAvg G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1960 19 -9.1 Mexico City Tigers MEX AA 17 7 .708 4.65 5.75 41 24 9 0 180.0 194 115 93 16 124 5 107 1 0 9 1.767 9.7 0.8 6.2 5.4 0.86
1961 20 -7.3 Mexico City Tigers MEX AA 24
1962 21 -1.7 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-AAA CLE 7 8 .467 3.60 4.82 30 20 4 0 140.0 141 75 56 9 73 2 99 2 0 5 1.529 9.1 0.6 4.7 6.4 1.36
1962 21 -1.7 Charleston EL A CLE 7 8 .467 3.63 4.86 29 20 4 0 139.0 141 75 56 9 72 2 99 2 0 5 1.532 9.1 0.6 4.7 6.4 1.38
1962 21 -5.4 Jacksonville IL AAA CLE 0 0 0.00 0.00 1 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 0.0 0.0 9.0 0.0 0.00
1963 22 0.1 Burlington CARL A CLE 14 9 .609 2.56 3.00 31 24 17 6 204.0 151 68 58 14 81 4 207 3 1 3 1.137 6.7 0.6 3.6 9.1 2.56
1964 23 -2.2 Portland PCL AAA CLE 15 1 .938 2.04 2.43 17 15 13 1 137.0 88 37 31 13 40 3 154 1 0 3 0.934 5.8 0.9 2.6 10.1 3.85
1964 23 -4.2 CLE AL MLB CLE 10 4 .714 2.83 2.91 19 16 3 9 3 1 127.0 94 41 40 13 47 2 105 2 0 4 512 1.110 6.7 0.9 3.3 7.4 2.23
1965 24 -3.1 CLE AL MLB CLE 11 11 .500 3.53 4.03 41 30 4 10 2 1 196.1 166 88 77 20 66 3 152 3 0 2 812 1.182 7.6 0.9 3.0 7.0 2.30
1966 25 -2.0 CLE AL MLB CLE 12 11 .522 2.79 2.90 46 16 22 7 5 8 155.0 121 50 48 16 50 4 145 2 0 3 628 1.103 7.0 0.9 2.9 8.4 2.90
1967 26 -0.9 CLE AL MLB CLE 12 9 .571 2.74 3.20 33 29 4 9 1 2 213.2 177 76 65 24 67 2 219 1 1 1 872 1.142 7.5 1.0 2.8 9.2 3.27
1968 27 0.0 CLE AL MLB CLE 21 9 .700 1.60 1.85 34 32 0 19 9 0 258.1 152 53 46 16 73 4 264 4 0 3 987 0.871 5.3 0.6 2.5 9.2 3.62
1969 28 0.9 CLE AL MLB CLE 9 20 .310 3.71 4.43 38 37 0 9 1 0 249.2 229 123 103 37 129 11 156 8 1 0 1091 1.434 8.3 1.3 4.7 5.6 1.21
1970 29 1.8 MIN AL MLB MIN 7 3 .700 3.40 3.50 18 17 1 2 1 0 92.2 84 36 35 12 41 0 50 2 0 2 390 1.349 8.2 1.2 4.0 4.9 1.22
1971 30 4.6 2 Teams IL AAA BOS-ATL 3 5 .375 4.17 4.50 9 8 2 1 0 54.0 47 27 25 6 28 2 48 1 0 2 1.389 7.8 1.0 4.7 8.0 1.71
1971 30 4.6 Richmond IL AAA ATL
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RAvg G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1971 30 4.6 Louisville IL AAA BOS
1971 30 3.1 BOS AL MLB BOS 1 7 .125 4.85 5.23 21 10 4 1 0 0 72.1 73 42 39 8 32 1 59 1 0 4 321 1.452 9.1 1.0 4.0 7.3 1.84
1972 31 3.8 BOS AL MLB BOS 15 6 .714 1.91 2.26 43 19 12 12 6 3 179.0 128 45 38 7 65 5 123 0 0 0 713 1.078 6.4 0.4 3.3 6.2 1.89
1973 32 4.3 BOS AL MLB BOS 20 13 .606 3.34 3.47 35 35 0 23 0 0 272.0 217 105 101 32 78 3 206 7 0 2 1096 1.085 7.2 1.1 2.6 6.8 2.64
1974 33 4.9 BOS AL MLB BOS 22 13 .629 2.92 3.06 38 38 0 25 7 0 311.1 281 106 101 21 82 3 176 4 0 1 1266 1.166 8.1 0.6 2.4 5.1 2.15
1975 34 5.9 BOS AL MLB BOS 18 14 .563 4.02 4.36 35 35 0 18 2 0 260.0 262 126 116 25 72 0 142 4 0 2 1080 1.285 9.1 0.9 2.5 4.9 1.97
1976 35 7.4 BOS AL MLB BOS 21 12 .636 3.06 3.45 38 38 0 19 3 0 279.0 274 107 95 25 64 2 131 3 0 1 1136 1.211 8.8 0.8 2.1 4.2 2.05
1977 36 8.5 BOS AL MLB BOS 12 8 .600 4.53 4.67 32 32 0 3 3 0 188.2 210 98 95 26 51 3 124 2 0 0 814 1.383 10.0 1.2 2.4 5.9 2.43
1978 37 9.8 BOS AL MLB BOS 13 8 .619 3.31 3.39 32 31 1 12 5 0 212.1 185 80 78 26 57 4 114 5 2 0 863 1.140 7.8 1.1 2.4 4.8 2.00
1979 38 10.6 NYY AL MLB NYY 13 8 .619 3.91 4.32 30 30 0 5 1 0 195.2 190 94 85 22 53 1 104 0 0 0 819 1.242 8.7 1.0 2.4 4.8 1.96
1980 39 11.3 NYY AL MLB NYY 8 9 .471 4.89 5.22 25 25 0 3 0 0 136.1 139 79 74 10 50 3 84 1 0 2 588 1.386 9.2 0.7 3.3 5.5 1.68
1981 40 14.5 Portland PCL AAA PIT 13 7 .650 3.82 4.62 21 21 0 11 2 0 146.0 150 75 62 8 49 2 111 1 0 3 1.363 9.2 0.5 3.0 6.8 2.27
1981 40 11.3 PIT NL MLB PIT 2 5 .286 3.92 4.87 9 9 0 1 0 0 57.1 54 31 25 3 19 2 32 0 0 0 242 1.273 8.5 0.5 3.0 5.0 1.68
1982 41 12.8 CAL AL MLB CAL 2 2 .500 5.76 6.07 6 5 0 0 0 0 29.2 39 20 19 3 8 0 30 0 0 0 135 1.584 11.8 0.9 2.4 9.1 3.75
MLB (19 seasons) MLB 229 172 .571 3.30 3.61 573 484 51 187 49 15 3486.1 3075 1400 1280 346 1104 53 2416 49 4 27 14365 1.199 7.9 0.9 2.8 6.2 2.19
Minors (5 seasons) Minors 52 30 .634 3.07 3.73 108 88 0 47 10 0 681.0 577 282 232 50 271 13 619 8 1 16 1.245 7.6 0.7 3.6 8.2 2.28
Foreign (2 seasons) Foreign 17 7 65 24 9 0 180.0 194 115 93 16 124 5 107 1 0 9
All Levels (23 Seasons) 298 209 746 596 51 243 59 15 4347.1 3846 1797 1605 412 1499 71 3142 58 5 52 14365
A (2 seasons) Minors 21 17 .553 2.99 3.75 60 44 21 6 343.0 292 143 114 23 153 6 306 5 1 8 1.297 7.7 0.6 4.0 8.0 2.00
AAA (4 seasons) Minors 31 13 .705 3.14 3.70 48 44 0 26 4 0 338.0 285 139 118 27 118 7 313 3 0 8 1.192 7.6 0.7 3.1 8.3 2.65
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Register Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1959 18 Mexico City Tigers MEX AA 46
1960 19 -9.6 Mexico City Tigers MEX AA 43 76 70 10 19 1 0 1 13 0 1 3 13 .271 .293 .329 .622 23 0 1 2
1961 20 -9.1 Mexico City Tigers MEX AA 24
1962 21 -1.4 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-AAA CLE 31 53 51 2 8 1 0 0 3 0 0 1 15 .157 .173 .176 .350 9 0 1 0 0
1962 21 -1.4 Charleston EL A CLE 30 53 51 2 8 1 0 0 3 0 1 15 .157 .173 .176 .350 9 0 1 0 0
1962 21 -5.4 Jacksonville IL AAA CLE 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1963 22 -0.5 Burlington CARL A CLE 35 84 73 5 14 2 1 0 9 0 0 4 24 .192 .241 .247 .487 18 1 5 1
1964 23 -2.6 Portland PCL AAA CLE 17 59 50 2 9 2 0 0 7 0 0 4 15 .180 .255 .220 .475 11 1 4 0
1964 23 -4.5 CLE AL MLB CLE 19 48 45 3 5 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 13 .111 .111 .178 .289 8 3 0 3 0 0
1965 24 -3.3 CLE AL MLB CLE 41 75 68 2 6 0 0 1 3 0 0 3 30 .088 .127 .132 .259 9 1 0 4 0 0
1966 25 -2.2 CLE AL MLB CLE 46 45 36 0 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 12 .111 .135 .111 .246 4 0 0 8 0 0
1967 26 -1.2 CLE AL MLB CLE 33 77 71 9 18 3 0 1 10 0 1 2 23 .254 .270 .338 .608 24 1 0 3 1 0
1968 27 -0.2 CLE AL MLB CLE 34 98 87 4 7 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 14 .080 .080 .092 .172 8 1 0 11 0 0
1969 28 0.7 CLE AL MLB CLE 38 90 81 8 19 2 1 2 9 0 0 3 22 .235 .267 .358 .625 29 2 1 4 1 0
1970 29 1.4 MIN AL MLB MIN 18 36 32 7 13 4 0 0 4 1 0 1 6 .406 .424 .531 .955 17 0 0 3 0 0
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1971 30 4.9 2 Teams IL AAA BOS-ATL 9 23 21 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 5 .095 .136 .143 .279 3 0 1 0
1971 30 4.9 Richmond IL AAA ATL
1971 30 4.9 Louisville IL AAA BOS
1971 30 2.3 BOS AL MLB BOS 21 19 19 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 .158 .158 .211 .368 4 1 0 0 0 0
1972 31 3.2 BOS AL MLB BOS 43 61 56 3 6 1 0 0 4 0 0 2 18 .107 .138 .125 .263 7 1 0 3 0 0
1973 32 4.0 BOS AL MLB BOS 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1974 33 5.3 BOS AL MLB BOS 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1975 34 6.5 BOS AL MLB BOS 35 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1976 35 7.5 BOS AL MLB BOS 38 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1977 36 8.5 BOS AL MLB BOS 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1978 37 9.5 BOS AL MLB BOS 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1979 38 10.2 NYY AL MLB NYY 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980 39 11.0 NYY AL MLB NYY 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981 40 15.0 Portland PCL AAA PIT 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981 40 11.6 PIT NL MLB PIT 9 19 16 0 3 2 0 0 4 0 0 1 3 .188 .235 .313 .548 5 0 0 2 0 0
1982 41 15.7 Tabasco MEX AAA
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1982 41 12.2 CAL AL MLB CAL 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1983 42 2 Teams MEX AAA
1983 42 15.0 Mexico City Reds MEX AAA
1983 42 15.0 Yucatan MEX AAA
MLB (19 seasons) MLB 573 570 513 36 84 14 1 5 44 1 1 13 146 .164 .185 .224 .409 115 10 1 41 2 0
Minors (5 seasons) Minors 113 219 195 10 33 6 1 0 21 0 0 10 59 .169 .216 .210 .427 41 2 11 1 0
Foreign (5 seasons) Foreign 113 76 70 10 19 1 0 1 13 0 1 3 13 23 0 1 2
All Levels (25 Seasons) 799 865 778 56 136 21 2 6 78 1 2 26 218 179 10 3 53 5 0
A (2 seasons) Minors 65 137 124 7 22 3 1 0 12 0 0 5 39 .177 .214 .218 .431 27 1 6 1 0
AA (3 seasons) Foreign 113 76 70 10 19 1 0 1 13 0 1 3 13 23 0 1 2
AAA (4 seasons) Minors 48 82 71 3 11 3 0 0 9 0 0 5 20 .155 .221 .197 .418 14 1 5 0 0
AAA (2 seasons) Foreign
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Register Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1960 19 Mexico City Tigers MEX AA P 41 32 4 27 1 6 .969 0.76
1962 21 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-AAA CLE P 30 22 4 16 2 2
1962 21 Charleston EL A CLE P 29 22 4 16 2 2 .909 0.69
1962 21 Jacksonville IL AAA CLE P 1
1963 22 Burlington CARL A CLE P 31 42 11 28 3 2 .929 1.26
1964 23 Portland PCL AAA CLE P 17 12 5 4 3 0 .750 0.53
1964 23 CLE AL MLB CLE P 19 127.0 25 3 21 1 2 .960 1.70 1.26
1965 24 CLE AL MLB CLE P 41 196.0 45 17 27 1 2 .978 2.02 1.07
1966 25 CLE AL MLB CLE P 46 155.0 33 9 20 4 0 .879 1.68 0.63
1967 26 CLE AL MLB CLE P 33 214.0 34 13 17 4 3 .882 1.26 0.91
1968 27 CLE AL MLB CLE P 34 258.0 35 15 19 1 2 .971 1.19 1.00
1969 28 CLE AL MLB CLE P 38 250.0 57 22 31 4 1 .930 1.91 1.39
1970 29 MIN AL MLB MIN P 18 93.0 18 3 14 1 2 .944 1.65 0.94
1971 30 2 Teams IL AAA BOS-ATL P 9 14 4 10 0 1 1.000 1.56
1971 30 Richmond IL AAA ATL
1971 30 Louisville IL AAA BOS
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1971 30 BOS AL MLB BOS P 21 72.0 15 5 9 1 0 .933 1.75 0.67
1972 31 BOS AL MLB BOS P 43 179.0 32 7 24 1 1 .969 1.56 0.72
1973 32 BOS AL MLB BOS P 35 272.0 49 17 31 1 4 .980 1.59 1.37
1974 33 BOS AL MLB BOS P 38 311.0 57 22 31 4 1 .930 1.53 1.39
1975 34 BOS AL MLB BOS P 35 260.0 42 16 22 4 2 .905 1.32 1.09
1976 35 BOS AL MLB BOS P 38 279.0 50 12 34 4 4 .920 1.48 1.21
1977 36 BOS AL MLB BOS P 32 189.0 32 16 16 0 0 1.000 1.52 1.00
1978 37 BOS AL MLB BOS P 32 212.0 34 14 20 0 2 1.000 1.44 1.06
1979 38 NYY AL MLB NYY P 30 196.0 42 13 27 2 2 .952 1.84 1.33
1980 39 NYY AL MLB NYY P 25 136.0 36 13 21 2 3 .944 2.25 1.36
1981 40 Portland PCL AAA PIT P 21 37 9 25 3 1 .919 1.62
1981 40 PIT NL MLB PIT P 9 57.0 8 3 5 0 0 1.000 1.26 0.89
1982 41 CAL AL MLB CAL P 6 30.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.30 0.17
MLB (19 seasons) MLB P 573 3486.0 645 221 389 35 31 .946 1.57 1.06
Minors (5 seasons) Minors P 108 127 33 83 11 6
All Levels (22 Seasons) P 722 3486.0 804 258 499 47 43
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev
1959 18 Mexico City Tigres Mexican League AA
1960 19 Mexico City Tigres Mexican League AA
1961 20 Mexico City Tigres Mexican League AA
1962 21 Charleston Indians Eastern League A
1962 21 Jacksonville Suns International League AAA
1963 22 Burlington Indians Carolina League A
1964 23 Portland Beavers Pacific Coast League AAA
1964 23 Cleveland Indians American League MLB 1 1964-07-19 1964-10-04
1965 24 Cleveland Indians American League MLB 1 1965-04-15 1965-09-20
1966 25 Cleveland Indians American League MLB 1 1966-04-17 1966-10-02
1967 26 Cleveland Indians American League MLB 1 1967-04-14 1967-09-26
1968 27 Cleveland Indians American League MLB 1 1968-04-11 1968-09-25
1969 28 Cleveland Indians American League MLB 1 1969-04-08 1969-10-01
1970 29 Minnesota Twins American League MLB 1 1970-04-09 1970-09-27
1971 30 Richmond Braves International League AAA 1
1971 30 Louisville Colonels International League AAA 2
1971 30 Boston Red Sox American League MLB 1 1971-06-11 1971-09-17
1972 31 Boston Red Sox American League MLB 1 1972-04-19 1972-10-03
1973 32 Boston Red Sox American League MLB 1 1973-04-06 1973-09-28
1974 33 Boston Red Sox American League MLB 1 1974-04-05 1974-09-28
1975 34 Boston Red Sox American League MLB 1 1975-04-08 1975-09-26
1976 35 Boston Red Sox American League MLB 1 1976-04-11 1976-10-03
1977 36 Boston Red Sox American League MLB 1 1977-04-16 1977-09-27
1978 37 Boston Red Sox American League MLB 1 1978-04-18 1978-10-01
1979 38 New York Yankees American League MLB 1 1979-04-13 1979-09-28
1980 39 New York Yankees American League MLB 1 1980-04-13 1980-09-30
1981 40 Portland Beavers Pacific Coast League AAA
1981 40 Pittsburgh Pirates National League MLB 1 1981-08-13 1981-10-01
1982 41 Tabasco Plataneros Mexican League AAA
1982 41 California Angels American League MLB 1 1982-08-05 1982-09-04
1983 42 Mexico City Diablos Rojos Mexican League AAA 1
1983 42 Yucatan Leones Mexican League AAA 2

Sabr ID: 2212deaf

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