Luis Tiant Stats

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-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Luis Tiant baseball stats page.

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Luis "El Tiante" Tiant Autograph on a 2005 Upper Deck Ultimate Signatures Decades (#SD-LT)

Birth Name:
Luis Clemente Tiant
Nickname:
El Tiante or Looie
Born On:
11-23-1940  (Sagittarius)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Marianao, Cuba
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Jose Marti Escuela (Matanzas, Cuba)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-11
Player Weight Chart Weight:
190
First Game:
07-19-1964 (Age 23)
Last Game:
09-04-1982
Draft:
Not Applicable

Luis Tiant

Luis Tiant Pitching Stats

1964 24 Indians 19 16 3 10 4 .714 2.83 9 3 1 127.0 512 94 40 41 13 47 2 105 4 2 0 -
1965 25 Indians 41 30 4 11 11 .500 3.53 10 2 1 196.1 812 166 77 88 20 66 3 152 2 3 0 -
1966 26 Indians 46 16 22 12 11 .522 2.79 7 5 8 155.0 628 121 48 50 16 50 4 145 3 2 0 -
1967 27 Indians 33 29 4 12 9 .571 2.74 9 1 2 213.2 872 177 65 76 24 67 2 219 1 1 1 -
1968 28 Indians 34 32 0 21 9 .700 1.60 19 9 0 258.1 987 152 46 53 16 73 4 264 3 4 0 -
1969 29 Indians 38 37 0 9 20 .310 3.71 9 1 0 249.2 1,091 229 103 123 37 129 11 156 0 8 1 -
1970 30 Twins 18 17 1 7 3 .700 3.40 2 1 0 92.2 390 84 35 36 12 41 0 50 2 2 0 -
1971 31 Red Sox 21 10 4 1 7 .125 4.85 1 0 0 72.1 321 73 39 42 8 32 1 59 4 1 0 -
1972 32 Red Sox 43 19 12 15 6 .714 1.91 12 6 3 179.0 713 128 38 45 7 65 5 123 0 0 0 -
1973 33 Red Sox 35 35 0 20 13 .606 3.34 23 0 0 272.0 1,096 217 101 105 32 78 3 206 2 7 0 -
1974 34 Red Sox 38 38 0 22 13 .629 2.92 25 7 0 311.1 1,266 281 101 106 21 82 3 176 1 4 0 -
1975 35 Red Sox 35 35 0 18 14 .563 4.02 18 2 0 260.0 1,080 262 116 126 25 72 0 142 2 4 0 -
1976 36 Red Sox 38 38 0 21 12 .636 3.06 19 3 0 279.0 1,136 274 95 107 25 64 2 131 1 3 0 -
1977 37 Red Sox 32 32 0 12 8 .600 4.53 3 3 0 188.2 814 210 95 98 26 51 3 124 0 2 0 -
1978 38 Red Sox 32 31 1 13 8 .619 3.31 12 5 0 212.1 863 185 78 80 26 57 4 114 0 5 2 -
1979 39 Yankees 30 30 0 13 8 .619 3.91 5 1 0 195.2 819 190 85 94 22 53 1 104 0 0 0 -
1980 40 Yankees 25 25 0 8 9 .471 4.89 3 0 0 136.1 588 139 74 79 10 50 3 84 2 1 0 -
1981 41 Pirates 9 9 0 2 5 .286 3.92 1 0 0 57.1 242 54 25 31 3 19 2 32 0 0 0 -
1982 42 Angels 6 5 0 2 2 .500 5.76 0 0 0 29.2 135 39 19 20 3 8 0 30 0 0 0 -
19 Years 573 484 51 229 172 .571 3.30 187 49 15 3,486.1 14,365 3,075 1,280 1,400 346 1,104 53 2,416 27 49 4 -

Luis Tiant

Luis Tiant Hitting Stats

1964 24 Indians 19 45 3 5 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 13 3 0 0 3 .111 .111 .178
1965 25 Indians 41 68 2 6 0 0 1 0 3 3 0 30 4 0 0 1 .088 .127 .132
1966 26 Indians 46 36 0 4 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 12 8 0 0 0 .111 .135 .111
1967 27 Indians 33 71 9 18 3 0 1 0 10 2 0 23 3 1 0 1 .254 .270 .338
1968 28 Indians 34 87 4 7 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 14 11 0 0 1 .080 .080 .092
1969 29 Indians 38 81 8 19 2 1 2 0 9 3 0 22 4 1 1 2 .235 .267 .358
1970 30 Twins 18 32 7 13 4 0 0 0 4 1 0 6 3 0 0 0 .406 .424 .531
1971 31 Red Sox 21 19 0 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 .158 .158 .211
1972 32 Red Sox 43 56 3 6 1 0 0 0 4 2 0 18 3 0 0 1 .107 .138 .125
1973 33 Red Sox 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1974 34 Red Sox 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1975 35 Red Sox 35 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1976 36 Red Sox 38 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1977 37 Red Sox 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1978 38 Red Sox 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1979 39 Yankees 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1980 40 Yankees 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1981 41 Pirates 9 16 0 3 2 0 0 0 4 1 0 3 2 0 0 0 .188 .235 .313
1982 42 Angels 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
19 Years 573 513 36 84 14 1 5 0 44 13 0 146 41 2 1 10 .164 .185 .224

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Luis Tiant Fielding Stats

1964 Indians P 19 16 381 25 1.3 24 3 21 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .960 1.70
1965 Indians P 41 30 589 45 1.1 44 17 27 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .978 2.02
1966 Indians P 46 16 465 33 0.7 29 9 20 4 0 n/a n/a n/a .879 1.68
1967 Indians P 33 29 641 34 1.0 30 13 17 4 3 n/a n/a n/a .882 1.26
1968 Indians P 34 32 775 35 1.0 34 15 19 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .971 1.18
1969 Indians P 38 37 749 57 1.5 53 22 31 4 1 n/a n/a n/a .930 1.91
1970 Twins P 18 17 278 18 1.0 17 3 14 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .944 1.65
1971 Red Sox P 21 10 217 15 0.7 14 5 9 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .933 1.74
1972 Red Sox P 43 19 537 32 0.7 31 7 24 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .969 1.56
1973 Red Sox P 35 35 816 49 1.4 48 17 31 1 4 n/a n/a n/a .980 1.59
1974 Red Sox P 38 38 934 57 1.5 53 22 31 4 1 n/a n/a n/a .930 1.53
1975 Red Sox P 35 35 780 42 1.2 38 16 22 4 2 n/a n/a n/a .905 1.32
1976 Red Sox P 38 38 837 50 1.3 46 12 34 4 4 n/a n/a n/a .920 1.48
1977 Red Sox P 32 32 566 32 1.0 32 16 16 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.53
1978 Red Sox P 32 31 637 34 1.1 34 14 20 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.44
1979 Yankees P 30 30 587 42 1.4 40 13 27 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .952 1.84
1980 Yankees P 25 25 409 36 1.4 34 13 21 2 3 n/a n/a n/a .944 2.24
1981 Pirates P 9 9 172 8 0.9 8 3 5 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.26
1982 Angels P 6 5 89 1 0.2 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.30
P Totals 573 484 10,459 645 1.1 610 221 389 35 31 n/a n/a n/a .946 1.57
19 Years 573 484 10,459 645 1.1 610 221 389 35 31 n/a n/a n/a .946 1.57

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Luis Tiant Miscellaneous Stats

1964 Indians 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 45.0 3.5 15.0 2.23 7.44 3.33
1965 Indians 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 68.0 2.3 22.7 2.30 6.97 3.03
1966 Indians 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.0 12.0 2.90 8.42 2.90
1967 Indians 0 1 .000 0 0 n/a 71.0 3.1 7.1 3.27 9.22 2.82
1968 Indians 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 6.2 29.0 3.62 9.20 2.54
1969 Indians 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 40.5 3.7 9.0 1.21 5.62 4.65
1970 Twins 1 0 1.000 0 0 n/a 0.0 5.3 8.0 1.22 4.86 3.98
1971 Red Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.8 19.0 1.84 7.34 3.98
1972 Red Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.1 14.0 1.89 6.18 3.27
1973 Red Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.64 6.82 2.58
1974 Red Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.15 5.09 2.37
1975 Red Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.97 4.92 2.49
1976 Red Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 1.0 0.0 2.05 4.23 2.06
1977 Red Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.43 5.92 2.43
1978 Red Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.00 4.83 2.42
1979 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.96 4.78 2.44
1980 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.68 5.55 3.30
1981 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 5.3 4.0 1.68 5.02 2.98
1982 Angels 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.75 9.10 2.43
19 Years 1 1 .500 0 0 0 102.6 3.5 11.7 2.19 6.24 2.85

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Luis Tiant Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1964 Cleveland Indians 33 Undetermined - -
1965 Cleveland Indians 33 Undetermined - -
1966 Cleveland Indians 33 Undetermined - -
1967 Cleveland Indians 33 Undetermined - -
1968 Cleveland Indians 33 Undetermined Stats -
1969 Cleveland Indians 33 $40,000.00 - -
1970 Minnesota Twins 33 $50,000.00 - -
1971 Boston Red Sox 23 $100,000.00 - -
1972 Boston Red Sox 23 $120,000.00 - -
1973 Boston Red Sox 23 $140,000.00 - -
1974 Boston Red Sox 23 $160,000.00 Stats -
1975 Boston Red Sox 23 $185,000.00 - Stats
1976 Boston Red Sox 23 $190,000.00 Stats -
1977 Boston Red Sox 23 $200,000.00 - -
1978 Boston Red Sox 23 $250,000.00 - -
1979 New York Yankees 23 $370,000.00 - -
1980 New York Yankees 23 $370,000.00 - -
1981 Pittsburgh Pirates 38 $197,500.00 - -
1982 California Angels 33 $185,000.00 - -
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Did you know that Luis Tiant has won more games than any other Cuban-born pitcher ever? His 229 career wins makes him the only pitcher born in Cuba with 200+ wins and well ahead of the next five: #2. Dolf Luque (194 wins), #3. Mike Cuellar (185 wins), #4. Livan Hernandez (178 wins), #5. Camilo Pascual (174 wins).

Luis Tiant 1975 World Series
Luis Tiant | The Sports Illustrated | October 20, 1975 | Baseball Almanac Collection
Luis Tiant appeared in one Fall Classic , the 1975 World Series , and in Game 1 , he pitched a complete game shutout. On four days rest, in Game 4 , he pitched another complete game, threw 163 pitches, and won again. Then in Game 6 , he started the contest, lasted seven innings, and watched from the dugout as Carlton Fisk hit one of the most dramatic World Series, extra-inning, home runs ever hit, a 12th inning blast that forced a Game 7 finale. The Babe Ruth Award , a World Series Most Valuable Player Award (which now includes the entire post season) that is given out by the New York chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, was given to El Tiante - the first recipient to earn the honor while playing on the losing team.

Luis Tiant made his Major League debut on July 19, 1964 , at Yankee Stadium, and pitched a four-hit, complete game shutout, defeating Whitey Ford , and striking out eleven Bronx Bombers ( Tony Kubek 3x, Clete Boyer 3x, Roger Maris 2x, Joe Pepitone 2x, and Whitey Ford once).

Luis Tiant (23 complete games in 1973, 0 shutouts) was the last pitcher in Major League history to throw at least twenty complete games, yet not have a single shutout. Before Tiant, Warren Spahn became the last National League pitcher with the statistical anomaly when he had 22 complete games in 1962, zero shutouts.

Luis Tiant was a three-time All-Star ( 1968 , 1974 , 1976 ), who led the American League in shutouts three times (1966, 1968, 1974), and struck out 200+ batters three years (1967, 1968, 1973). Tiant pitched for six different teams during his nineteen year career and his uniform number always contained a number three. In 1966, Tiant started the season ( 1966 Game Logs ) with three consecutive shutouts, but Frank Robinson made sure he didn't get to four on May 8, 1966 , CRUSHING a home run that completely flew out of Memorial Stadium (the first instance in stadium history).

Luis Tiant finished his career with 187 complete games; 16 of them were three-hitters, 10 of them were two-hitters, and 3 of them were one-hitters. Hall of Fame pitchers Catfish Hunter , Hank O'Day , Lefty Gomez , Don Drysdale , Dizzy Dean , Jim Bunning and Sandy Koufax have less career complete games (and wins).

The Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame was created in 1995 to honor the careers of former Boston Red Sox baseball players. The class of 1997 included, Carlton Fisk , Jimmie Foxx , Harry Hooper , Mel Parnell , Rico Petrocelli , Dick Radatz , Luis Tiant and Cy Young .

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