30 Facts About Tim Lincecum

1. Tim Lincecum has been described as the most beloved San Francisco sports figure "since Joe Montana", by the Sacramento Bee.

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2. Tim Lincecum was nicknamed "The Freak" by his Washington teammates because of his athletic abilities.

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3. On May 20, 2016, Tim Lincecum signed a one-year, $2.5 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels.

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4. Tim Lincecum performed well during spring training in March 2015 and showed signs of his old form.

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5. Tim Lincecum left the game in the eighth inning with lower back tightness.

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6. Tim Lincecum entered Game Two of the 2014 World Series, opening the bottom of the seventh inning.

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7. Tim Lincecum became the fifth pitcher since 1976 to pitch a no-hitter and record a save in the same season, joining Matt Garza, Chris Bosio, Jerry Reuss, and John Candelaria.

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8. On October 22, Tim Lincecum signed a two-year, $35 million contract through 2015, avoiding free agency.

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9. Tim Lincecum won his second championship title in three years, pitching effective relief in the 2012 World Series 4-game sweep over the Detroit Tigers, in which he struck out eight of the 16 batters he faced, including the heart of the Tigers' order.

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10. On October 7, Tim Lincecum made a relief appearance during Game 2 of the 2012 National League Division Series against the Cincinnati Reds and threw two shutout innings.

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11. Tim Lincecum was converted to a relief pitcher in the 2012 MLB playoffs.

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12. Tim Lincecum signed a two-year, $40.5 million deal with the Giants, making him eligible for free agency after the 2013 season.

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13. On November 1, 2010, Tim Lincecum started Game 5 of the World Series with an opportunity to clinch a world championship for San Francisco.

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14. Tim Lincecum pitched in both Games 1 and 5 of the World Series, earning a win in both.

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15. Tim Lincecum managed to win his third consecutive National League strikeout title, he set a record for most strikeouts by an MLB pitcher in his first four seasons.

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16. Tim Lincecum eventually recovered somewhat from his slump and made the 2010 National League All-Star Team.

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17. Tim Lincecum had a twenty-nine scoreless inning streak, third-best since the Giants moved west in 1958.

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18. Tim Lincecum went two innings in the All-Star Game, giving up two runs, one earned, and striking out one.

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19. On November 11, 2008, Tim Lincecum was awarded the NL Cy Young Award, making him the second Giant to win the award, after Mike McCormick.

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20. Tim Lincecum was on the cover of the July 7, 2008, issue of Sports Illustrated, and on July 6, he was selected to play in his first Major League Baseball All-Star Game.

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21. In his first career inning, Tim Lincecum struck out three, the first being Chase Utley.

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22. Tim Lincecum made his professional debut on July 26, 2006, with the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes against the Vancouver Canadians, pitching one inning and striking out all three batters he faced.

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23. Tim Lincecum was selected by the Chicago Cubs of the NL in the 48th round of the 2003 MLB draft, but did not sign.

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24. In the summer of 2004 Tim Lincecum played for the amateur National Baseball Congress Seattle Studs and won two games in the NBC World Series.

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25. Tim Lincecum attended Liberty Senior High School in Renton, Washington, where he played two seasons of varsity baseball.

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26. Tim Lincecum is one of only two pitchers in MLB history to win multiple World Series championships, multiple Cy Young Awards, throw multiple no-hitters, and be elected to multiple All-Star Games, the other being Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax.

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27. In 2013, Tim Lincecum pitched the first Petco Park no-hitter against the San Diego Padres.

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28. That year, Tim 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.

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29. Tim 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.

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30. Tim Lincecum helped the Giants win three World Series championships in a five-year span.

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