- Timothy Leroy Lincecum, nicknamed "The Freak", is an American professional baseball starting pitcher who is a free agent
|Born:||15 June 1984 Comment |
|How old is Tim Lincecum in 2021? / Age: ||37 years
Tim Lincecum facts
- He pitched in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the San Francisco Giants from 2007 to 2015 and for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in 2016
- Lincecum helped the Giants win three World Series championships in a five-year span
- Lincecum was the team's ace starter in 2010 and as a relief pitcher in 2012 and 2014, winning the Babe Ruth Award in 2010 as the most valuable player of the MLB postseason
- After attending Liberty Senior High School in Renton, Washington, Lincecum played college baseball at the University of Washington
- Pitching for the Washington Huskies, he won the 2006 Golden Spikes Award
- That year, Lincecum became the first Washington Husky to be selected in the first round of an MLB Draft, when the San Francisco Giants selected him tenth overall
- Nicknamed "The Freak" for his ability to generate powerful pitches from his athletic but slight physique and "Big-Time Timmy Jim" for his clutch pitching, the 5'11" 170 pound power pitcher led the National League in strikeouts and strikeouts per nine innings pitched for three consecutive years in a span from 2008 to 2010 as well as shutouts in 2009, helping Lincecum win consecutive Cy Young Awards in 2008 and 2009 to become the first MLB pitcher to win the award in his first two full seasons
- He has also appeared in four consecutive All-Star Games, from 2008 through 2011
- In 2013, Lincecum pitched the first Petco Park no-hitter against the San Diego Padres
- He repeated the feat again the following year, also against the Padres, becoming the first pitcher in MLB history to secure the first no-hit repeat against the same team in consecutive seasons
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