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Mudville: October 27, 2020 9:22 am PDT
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Luis Tiant Part I

Chris Vitali of BallNine sits down with legendary pitcher Luis Tiant in part one of this episode of Tuesdays With Leroy..

Tiant – known as much for his tornado-like windup and pinpoint control as for his gentlemanly demeanor and infamous Fu Manchu – doesn’t hold back.

Covering everything from his amazing career, the current state of baseball, the joy of reconnecting with his parents during the 1975 World Series – after years of separation while unable to travel home to his native Cuba – to his thoughts on his case for the Hall of Fame, this interview shows all side of the man simply known as… El Tiante.

Chris is the Founder & Editor-in-Chief of BallNine and was the other half of the battery for the 1986 Belleville Recreation Farm League Champion Indians. He sometimes answers to "Willie Randolph Hearst". After a few years as a touring musician he decided to become a Chef, a position he held until the industry almost killed him. Now he likes to spend his time talking about the absurdities of baseball and training his army of attack squirrels in the yard of his California home.

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