Tiant (b. 1940) played in the majors from 1964 to 1982 for the Indians, Twins, Red Sox, Yankees, Pirates and Angels. He had a career record of 229-172 with 2,416 strike outs and a 3.30 ERA. He was an All Star three times (1968, 1974 and 1976). His best finish in the Cy Young voting was 4th (1974, AL) and in the MVP voting was 5th (1968, AL). 1968 was the year Denny McLain won the MVP and Cy young awards by posting 31 wins and a 1.96 ERA. Tiant's 21-9 and 1.60 ERA didn't stand a chance. Tiant was a 4-time 20-game winner (1968 - 21, 1973 - 20, 1974 - 22, ans 1976 - 21), bur he also lost 20 games when he went 9-20 in 1969.
Tiant appeared on the Hall of Fame ballot 15 times between 1988 and 2002. His highest vote percentage was 30.9% (in 1988), leaving him well short of the required 75% to gain election to the Hall.
I mailed to Tiant on October 19 and got the cards back on November 2, for a 14-day TAT.