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Luis Tiant

Luis Tiant

After being released by the Twins and Braves (Richmond Braves – AAA) earlier in the season, Luis Tiant signs as a free agent with the Red Sox on May 17, 1971, beginning a love affair with the fans in Boston.

‘El Tiante’ will struggle, winning just one of eight decisions for the team this year, but during his eight-year tenure with the BoSox, the Cuban right-hander will compile a 122-88 (.601) record, including three seasons with 20 or more victories.