Luis Tiant broke through in 1968, after he altered his delivery so that he turned away from the home plate during his motion, in effect creating a hesitation pitch. According to Tiant, the new motion was a response to a drop in his velocity due to an shoulder blade injury. Twisting and turning his body into unthinkable positions, Tiant would spend more time looking at second base than he did the plate as he prepared to throw.
Tiant is one of five pitchers to have pitched four or more consecutive shutouts in the 50-year expansion era. Luis Tiante has hand signed this Boston Red Sox 16x20 Photo with "El Tiant" inscription. Leaf Authentics Hologram and Certificate of Authenticity from Athlon Sports.