Tuesday, September 9, 2014


Luis Tiant was only a Twin for one injury plagued season, and it's not hard to wonder how the fortunes of the Twins, Red Sox, and Tiant himself would have turned out in the '70s if the Twins hadn't released him during spring training in 1971.  During his Red Sox career, El Tiante would post three 20-win seasons, earn an AL ERA title, and become a Boston folk hero with his fu manchu mustache and contortionist wind-up.  He was one of baseball's most charismatic stars.

The 2009 documentary film The Lost Son of Havana chronicles Tiant's return to his native Cuba for the first time in 46 years.  It's one of my absolute favorite baseball films.  Check it out.

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