On March 5, 1936 — 1936 – The St. Louis Cardinals – without the brothers Paul and Dizzy Dean, who are once again holdouts – visit Cuba and are beaten by the Cuban all-stars. Luis Tiant, Sr., whose son Luis Jr. will win 229 major league games, is the starting pitcher for the Cubans.
At Havana’s Tropical Park, the Cardinals, without the holdout brothers – Paul and Dizzy Dean, lose an exhibition game to the Cuban all Stars – Habana. Luis Tiant Sr., the dad of a future major league pitcher, is the starting pitcher for the Cuban winter league team. Luis Jr. will win 229 major league games and is a player. Tiant a borderline HOF player compares to Catfish Huner. In his only playoff action, he was 3-0 with a career 2.86 ERA in 4 starts.