Wednesday, November 23, 2011

El Tiante Turns 71 Today

Talk about things to be thankful for this time of year! The great Luis Tiant turns 71 years old today. Luis spent eight seasons with the Red Sox compiling a 122-81 record and a 3.36 ERA. In his career overall, he was 229-172 with a 3.30 ERA and 2,416 strikeouts. As has been said many times, it's a travesty that this man is not in the Hall of Fame. Your humble scribe had a momentous interaction with El Tiante—getting a cheap groundout RBI off him at Red Sox Fantasy Camp in 1992 (see weathered photo). It is my enduring legacy. Happy Birthday, Luis!