Lincecum with the Giants in 2008
|Born: June 15, 1984|
|May 6, 2007, for the San Francisco Giants|
|Last MLB appearance|
|August 5, 2016, for the Los Angeles Angels|
|Earned run average||3.74|
|Career highlights and awards|
Timothy Leroy Lincecum ( LIN-s?-kum; born June 15, 1984) is an American former professional baseball pitcher. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the San Francisco Giants from 2007 to 2015 and played for the Los Angeles Angels in 2016. A two-time Cy Young Award winner, Lincecum helped the Giants win three World Series championships in a five-year span.
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, the 5 feet 11 inches (1.80 m) 170 pounds (77 kg) power pitcher led the National League in strikeouts for three consecutive years in a span from 2008 to 2010. He also led the league in shutouts in 2009 and won the Babe Ruth Award in 2010 as the most valuable player of the MLB postseason. Lincecum won consecutive Cy Young Awards in 2008 and 2009, becoming the first MLB pitcher to win the award in his first two full seasons. He also appeared in four consecutive All-Star Games from 2008 through 2011 and pitched no-hitters in 2013 and 2014. Lincecum won World Series rings with the Giants in 2010, 2012, and 2014. After an injury-plagued 2015 season, he made nine starts for the Angels in 2016.
Lincecum is one of only two pitchers in MLB history to win multiple World Series championships, win multiple Cy Young Awards, throw multiple no-hitters, and be elected to multiple All-Star Games; the other is Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax.
Lincecum attended Liberty Senior High School in the Issaquah School District, where he played two seasons of varsity baseball. As a senior, he won state player of the year and led his school to the 2003 3A state championship title.
After high school, Lincecum went on to pitch for the University of Washington. In both 2004 and 2006, he was named the Pac-10 Pitcher of the Year. He finished 2006 with a 12-4 win-loss record and a 1.94 earned run average (ERA), 199 strikeouts, and three saves in innings  as a Washington Husky. He won the 2006 Golden Spikes Award, which is awarded annually to the best amateur baseball player.
Lincecum was selected by the Chicago Cubs in the 48th round (1,408th overall) of the 2003 Major League Baseball (MLB) draft, but he did not sign. He decided to attend college instead, and was selected by the Cleveland Indians in the 42nd round (1,261st overall) upon re-entering the draft in 2005. Again, he did not sign, rejecting an offer including a $700,000 signing bonus. The next year, he was drafted tenth overall by the San Francisco Giants, becoming the first player from the University of Washington to be taken in the first round. He signed for a $2.025 million signing bonus on June 30, which at the time was the most the organization had ever paid to any amateur player.[a]
During his brief minor league career, Lincecum was frequently named as the top pitching prospect in the Giants organization. He made his professional debut in 2006 with the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes of the Single-A short season Northwest League. Going into 2007, Lincecum was ranked as the #11 prospect in baseball and the #1 prospect in the San Francisco Giants organization by Baseball America. In the spring of 2007, Colorado Rockies prospect Ian Stewart described Lincecum as tough to face, saying "You can't see the ball at all until it's right on top of you. It gets on you real quick...Guys on our club who have been in the big leagues said he's the toughest guy they ever faced too." Lincecum spent the first month of the season pitching for the Fresno Grizzlies, the Giants' Triple-A affiliate in the Pacific Coast League (PCL). In five starts (31 innings), he allowed just one run, twelve hits, and eleven walks while striking out forty-six batters and going 4-0. During his 2006 and 2007 minor league campaigns, Lincecum struck out the highest percentage of batters (minimum 100) of any minor league pitcher in the previous ten years: 30.9 percent.
With an injury to the Giants' fifth starter, Russ Ortiz, Lincecum was called up from Fresno to make his first major league start on May 6, 2007, against the Philadelphia Phillies. In his first career inning, Lincecum struck out three batters, the first being Chase Utley.
Lincecum earned his first major league win against the Rockies in his second major league start. He faced the Houston Astros in each of his next two starts. After the first match-up, Astros third baseman Mike Lamb said, "The stuff he was throwing out there tonight was everything he's hyped up to be. He was 97 mph (156 km/h) with movement. You just don't see that every day. He pitched very much like the pitcher he is compared to and out-dueled him throughout the night." After recording a no decision the first time, Lincecum pitched eight innings and got the win the second time.
In July, Lincecum went 4-0 with a 1.62 ERA. On July 1, in a seven-inning performance against the Arizona Diamondbacks, he struck out twelve and allowed just three hits in a 13-0 victory. Lincecum pitched into the ninth inning for the first time on August 21 against the Cubs, holding a 1-0 lead. He had allowed just two hits and one walk through the first eight, while throwing only eighty-eight pitches. Cubs shortstop Ryan Theriot said after the game, "He's got electric stuff. The best stuff I've seen all year."
Lincecum was shut down for the season in September as a precaution due to the high number of innings he had pitched in his first full year of professional baseball. Between the minors and the majors, he pitched a total of innings.
The Giants asked Lincecum not to throw the bullpen sessions typical of other pitchers during the off-season. Bruce Bochy, the manager of the Giants, told the San Francisco Chronicle that the team was being careful with Lincecum because of studies showing that pitchers who throw 200 innings in a season early in their careers are more susceptible to injuries.
On May 15, Lincecum struck out 10 Astros in six innings. Houston first baseman Lance Berkman offered his view of Lincecum: "He has three almost unhittable pitches...When he throws those off-speed pitches where he wants, you've got no chance." After his team fell to Lincecum and the Giants 6-3 on May 27, Diamondbacks first baseman Conor Jackson gave his impression of facing Lincecum: "From what I saw tonight, that's the best arm I've seen all year, no doubt. You've got to almost hit a ball right down the middle. You're going to pop up the ball at your bellybutton, which we all did tonight, and the one down, it's coming in at 98 mph (158 km/h), you're not going to put too much good wood on it. Even the ones down the middle are coming at 98. He's good, man."
Lincecum was on the cover of the July 7, 2008, issue of Sports Illustrated. He was selected his first All-Star Game, but he was unavailable to play in it because he was hospitalized the day of the game due to flu-like symptoms. In a July 26 game against the Diamondbacks, he struck out 13 batters in seven innings while allowing seven hits, two earned runs, and no walks.
On September 13, Lincecum pitched his first major league shutout against the San Diego Padres. In nine innings, he threw 138 pitches, gave up four hits and struck out 12 batters. Facing the Rockies on September 23, he broke Jason Schmidt's San Francisco single-season strikeout record with his 252nd strikeout of the season. He finished the season with 265 strikeouts, making him the first San Francisco pitcher to win the National League (NL) strikeout title and the first Giant to do so since Bill Voiselle in 1944. Lincecum won 18 games, losing just five. On November 11, 2008, Lincecum was awarded the NL Cy Young Award, making him the second Giant (after Mike McCormick in 1967) to win the award. He finished 23rd in the NL Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award voting.
After losing his first decision of 2009, Lincecum won six in a row, not losing again until June 17. On June 2 at Nationals Park, Lincecum struck out the Washington Nationals' Cristian Guzmán for his 500th career strikeout, reaching the milestone more quickly than any other Giants pitcher. In his six June starts, he went 4-1 with a 1.38 ERA and pitched three complete games. On July 3, Lincecum was announced as the NL Pitcher of the Month for June. He and fellow Giants starter Matt Cain were selected to the NL All-Star Team. Lincecum started the game for the NL, allowing two runs (one earned) in two innings pitched in the NL's eventual 4-3 loss.
Through 20 starts in 2009, Lincecum had amassed an 11-3 record with a 2.30 ERA, 183 strikeouts, four complete games, and two shutouts. Lincecum also had a scoreless inning streak of 29 innings, the third-longest streak since the Giants moved to San Francisco from New York City prior to the 1958 season. On July 27, in a 4-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates at AT&T Park, Lincecum pitched a complete game and struck out a career-high 15 batters, the second most in San Francisco history. On August 3, Lincecum was named the NL Player of the Week.
Against the Padres on September 8, Lincecum missed his first regularly scheduled start since coming up to the big leagues. Lincecum finished the 2009 season with a 15-7 record, 2.48 ERA and 261 strikeouts. Following the season, Lincecum was named the Sporting News NL Pitcher of the Year for the second consecutive year. On November 19, Lincecum was awarded his second consecutive Cy Young Award, narrowly edging out St. Louis Cardinals pitchers Chris Carpenter and Adam Wainwright. In doing so, he became the first pitcher in MLB history to be awarded the Cy Young in each of his first two full seasons. He finished 18th in NL MVP voting.
Lincecum started the 2010 season with a 5-0 record. He recorded 10 or more strikeouts in three of his first six games. However, from May 15 through May 31, he walked five batters in four consecutive starts. In June, he stopped walking so many hitters, striking out 10 hitters again on June 16 in a 6-3 win over the Baltimore Orioles.
For the third year in a row, Lincecum was selected to the NL All-Star Team. As of the All-Star break, Lincecum was 9-4 with a 3.16 ERA over innings pitched. During the season's first half, he defeated Houston's Roy Oswalt three times in three months. All three games were pitchers' duels.
After a disappointing August in which he experienced a five-game losing streak, Lincecum had a strong outing on September 1. Facing one of the league's top pitchers, Ubaldo Jiménez, Lincecum pitched eight innings of one-run ball for his first win since July 30. He won five games in September, finishing the month 5-1. Lincecum won his third consecutive NL strikeout title; he also set a record for most strikeouts by an MLB pitcher in his first four seasons. Lincecum finished the 2010 regular season with a 16-10 record, a 3.43 ERA and 231 strikeouts.
On October 7, in Game 1 of the NL Division Series (NLDS), Lincecum pitched a complete-game two-hit shutout to defeat the Atlanta Braves in his first career postseason game. In his next postseason start, a matchup of Cy Young Award winners, Lincecum outdueled Roy Halladay in a 4-3 victory over the Phillies in Game 1 of the NL Championship Series (NLCS). The two squared off again in Game 5 on October 21, in which Lincecum gave up three runs (two earned) over seven innings but suffered the loss in the 4-2 defeat. In Game 6 on October 23, with the Giants clinging to a one-run lead, Lincecum was summoned from the bullpen on one day's rest to pitch the bottom of the eighth inning. He struck out Jayson Werth before surrendering singles to the next two batters. Brian Wilson stranded the runners to end the eighth, and the Giants won the game 3-2, advancing to the World Series.
In Game 1 of the series against the Texas Rangers, Lincecum committed what he called a "brain fart" in the first inning. With runners at first and third and one out, Lincecum caught Michael Young in a rundown between third base and home. However, instead of throwing towards Pablo Sandoval as he pursued Young to the bag, Lincecum kept the ball himself, allowing Young to scamper back safely. A double play helped him end the inning with only one run scoring, and though he ran into trouble in the next inning, Texas only managed to score one more run. The Giants tied the game in the third, then added six runs in the sixth, taking an 8-2 lead before Lincecum allowed two more runs in the sixth and departed. He earned the win in an eventual 11-7 triumph. With the Giants leading the series three games to one on November 1, Lincecum started Game 5. He recorded 10 strikeouts in eight innings while giving up only three hits en route to a 3-1 victory. The win ended the Giants' 56-year drought between World Series championships and also gave San Francisco its first baseball world championship.
On May 4, Lincecum struck out twelve Mets, becoming the Giants franchise record holder for most games pitched with 10 or more strikeouts; Lincecum's total of 29 such games surpassed Hall of Fame "first five" inaugural member Christy Mathewson. Mathewson accumulated his 28 ten-plus-strikeout games in 551 starts over seventeen seasons of pitching for the Giants; Lincecum collected his 29 in 129 starts over five seasons. On May 21 against the Oakland Athletics, he threw a three-hit shutout as San Francisco won 3-0. He recorded his 1,000th career strikeout on June 6 against the Nationals, striking out Jerry Hairston, Jr..
Lincecum finished the 2011 season with a 13-14 record despite an ERA of 2.74 (fourth in the NL), which included a second-half ERA of 2.31. Lincecum's so-so win-loss record was largely due to his receiving the worst run support in the major leagues; the Giants scored no runs in ten of his outings and scored two runs or fewer in 21 of them, leading to Lincecum becoming one of only six pitchers in modern major league history to have at least 200 strikeouts, an ERA of less than 2.75, and a losing record.
In January 2012, Lincecum signed a two-year, $40.5 million deal with the Giants, making him eligible for free agency after the 2013 season. He reportedly rejected their offer of a five-year, $100 million extension.
Lincecum's career began a downturn in 2012. After winning back-to-back games on April 23 and 28, he lost six decisions in a row, not winning again until he threw seven shutout innings against the Los Angeles Dodgers on June 22. At the All-Star break, he had a 3-10 record and a 6.42 ERA. In his first game after the All-Star break, he pitched eight shutout innings and struck out 11; Santiago Casilla blew the save, but the Giants went on to win the game 3-2. Lincecum pitched better in the second half of the season, winning seven of his last 12 decisions and posting a 3.83 ERA, but his 5.18 ERA for the season was nearly double what it had been the year before. He finished the season with a 10-15 record and 190 strikeouts. The 190 strikeouts were 10th-best in the NL, but Lincecum also led the league in losses (15) and wild pitches (17; highest total in MLB).
With the Giants only needing four starters for the playoffs, Lincecum was used as a relief pitcher in the postseason. In Game 2 of the NLDS against the Cincinnati Reds, Lincecum threw two shutout innings, though the Giants would lose 9-0. He picked up the win in Game 4 of the NLDS, throwing 4 1/3 innings of relief and allowing just one run as the Giants won 8-3 to force a deciding Game 5, which they would also win. After Lincecum pitched two hitless innings in Game 1 of the NLCS against the Cardinals, Bochy decided to give him the start in Game 4. Lincecum gave up four runs in innings, taking the loss in San Francisco's 8-3 defeat. That loss put the Giants down three games to one in the series, but they won the next three games, advancing to the World Series for the second time in three years. In Game 1 of the World Series, Lincecum relieved Barry Zito with two outs in the sixth inning, getting the last out and throwing two further scoreless innings as the Giants defeated the Detroit Tigers by a score of 8-3. Lincecum relieved Ryan Vogelsong with two outs in the sixth inning of Game 3, again throwing scoreless innings, this time in a 2-0 victory. The Giants swept the Series for their second title in three seasons.
During the 2012 offseason, Lincecum conditioned himself with a program that would help his complex delivery stay coordinated.  His performance in spring training in 2013 was lackluster. Cain and Bumgarner were both ahead of him in the rotation to start the season. On July 13, Lincecum no-hit the Padres 9-0 at Petco Park, the first no-hitter ever pitched in that stadium and the first of his career. He struck out 13 batters and walked four while throwing a career-high 148 pitches. Lincecum finished the first half of his season with a losing record (5-9), but his 4.26 ERA was lower than what it had been in the first half of 2012 (6.42).
Lincecum pitched to an ERA of 4.54 in the second half of the 2013 season; however, the Giants bullpen accounted for an unusually high 12 earned runs charged to Lincecum. In 32 starts in 2013, Lincecum went 10-14 with a 4.37 ERA, striking out 193 in innings. By the end of the year, he had 1,510 strikeouts, the third-highest total by a pitcher over his first seven years (behind Tom Seaver's 1,655 and Bert Blyleven's 1,546). On October 22, Lincecum signed a two-year, $35 million contract, which prevented him from becoming a free agent.
With Tim Hudson joining the Giants in 2014, Lincecum fell to fourth in the Giants rotation to start the year. On May 12, Lincecum struck out 11 in one-run innings as the Giants defeated the Braves 4-2. He had a no-hitter going against the Cubs on May 28 but was removed after five innings, partly because a blister was forming on his middle finger. The no-hitter lasted until the seventh, when John Baker recorded a hit against Jeremy Affeldt, but the Giants still won 5-0. On June 25, Lincecum pitched his tenth career complete game and second career no-hitter. It was his second against the Padres and the third no-hitter in the short history of AT&T Park. With his second no-hit performance against the Padres, Lincecum became the second player in MLB history to throw two no-hitters against the same team (joining Hall of Famer Addie Joss) and the first in Major League history to do it in back-to-back seasons. Against the Phillies on July 22, Lincecum inherited runners at second base and third base with only one out in the 14th inning of a game the Giants led 9-5 over the Phillies. Only the runner at third scored, as Lincecum recorded the final two outs. With the save, 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.
After posting a 9.49 ERA in six games from July 25 through August 23, Lincecum was replaced in the Giants rotation by Yusmeiro Petit. Bochy initially indicated that the move might only be for one start, but Lincecum would spend the rest of the season in the bullpen. On September 25, Lincecum threw two pitches, retiring Alexi Amarista to end the seventh inning, then became the pitcher of record as the Giants took the lead in the bottom of the inning. He won his 100th career game in a 9-8 victory over the Padres at AT&T Park. In 33 games (but only 26 starts), he had a 12-9 record, a 4.74 ERA, and 134 strikeouts in innings pitched.
Though he was a part of the Giants' 25-man roster throughout the playoffs, Lincecum was the only member of it not used during the NLDS and the NLCS. He finally made an appearance in Game 2 of the 2014 World Series against the Kansas City Royals, entering to start the bottom of the seventh inning and retiring all five batters he faced. Lincecum left the game in the eighth inning with lower back tightness. He did not pitch again in the series, but the Giants defeated the Royals in seven games, giving Lincecum the third World Series championship of his career.
Lincecum started the 2015 season with a 2-2 record, a 2.40 ERA, 20 strikeouts, and 11 walks in 30 innings pitched by May 3. He threw eight shutout innings in a victory over the Los Angeles Angels on May 3, then struck out eight over six shutout innings in a win over the Miami Marlins on May 8. On May 20, in a 4-0 win over the Dodgers, Lincecum pitched seven shutout innings and passed Hall of Famer Carl Hubbell for fourth place in franchise history on the Giants all-time career strikeouts list. On June 27, Lincecum was hit in his pitching elbow with a line drive off the bat of DJ LeMahieu and left the game with an injury. He was diagnosed with a degenerative condition in both hips in July and was given cortisone shots. Still not having pitched since June 27, Lincecum underwent season-ending hip surgery on September 3. For the season, he was 7-4 with a 4.13 ERA and 60 strikeouts.
On May 20, 2016, Lincecum signed a one-year, $2.5 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels. He was optioned to the Triple-A Salt Lake Bees of the PCL on May 22 for a rehab assignment. On June 18, after being called up to start in Oakland, Lincecum pitched six innings of one-run ball to earn a victory in his Angels debut. However, he would only win one more game for the Angels all season. Facing the Seattle Mariners on August 5, he allowed nine hits and six runs in innings, taking the loss in the 6-4 defeat. The Angels designated Lincecum for assignment the next day, and he accepted an option to Salt Lake days later. In September, even though major league rosters expanded from 25 to 40 players, the Angels decided not to recall Lincecum. He finished the season with a 2-6 record and a 9.16 ERA, allowing 68 hits and 23 walks over innings pitched. With the Bees, he had an 0-3 record and a 3.76 ERA in seven starts. He became a free agent after the season.
After sitting out the 2017 season, Lincecum signed a one-year contract with the Texas Rangers on March 7, 2018. Jon Daniels, the Rangers' general manager said the team planned to use him as a relief pitcher. Lincecum began the season on the 60-day disabled list due to a blister on his right middle finger that he suffered during spring training. Eventually, he made 10 appearances for the Round Rock Express of the PCL, posting a 5.68 ERA and walking nine batters in innings. He was released by the Rangers on June 5, 2018.
In September 2019, Lincecum appeared at a postgame ceremony held by the Giants to mark Bochy's final game as the team's manager. In an interview, Lincecum acknowledged that he had not formally retired from baseball and was "trying to transition". He added, "I think the hardest part was coming to grips with who I was after baseball, and I haven't even done it fully yet".
When pitching, Lincecum would start with his back slightly to the plate, his left leg raised, and his glove held over his head. Then, he would take a step of about seven feet forward, maneuvering his hips over the place his left foot was now planted as he released the ball. This helped him to generate high velocity despite his slight build. The power behind the throws was generated not just from the arm, but also from the long stride and the hip muscles. From the age of four, Lincecum and his father Chris worked to refine his pitching motion, filming his practices and games and analyzing the video. Sportswriters Bob Nightengale and Robert Falkoff both thought that Lincecum was a similar pitcher to Oswalt.
Lincecum threw a four-seam fastball, but mostly used a two-seam fastball which he threw for more sinking movement to get more ground balls. This pitch had little lateral movement due to his overhand delivery and the speed at which the pitch was thrown. He had a breaking curveball which broke away from right-handed hitters. These were his primary two pitches when he first reached the major leagues, but as his career progressed, he added two more. In 2007, he added a changeup with a grip similar to that of a split-finger fastball. A fast pitch, his changeup appeared similar to his fastball for the first 30 feet (9.1 m), but then dove down sharply and tailed away from left-handed batters. The changeup was his favorite pitch to throw with two strikes. He had thrown a slider in college, and he started using it again in 2008, throwing it far more often by 2011. The slider was a pitch he used when ahead in the count, as he preferred to rely on his fastball when he was behind. The fastball averaged 94.1 mph in 2008 and 92.4 mph in 2009, but by 2014 it was averaging less than 90 mph. His other pitches were typically in the high-70/low-80 mph range; these also slowed slightly as his career progressed.
|Award / Honor||Time(s)||Date(s)|
|World Series Champion||3||2010, 2012, 2014|
|Babe Ruth Award||1||2010|
|NL Champion||3||2010, 2012, 2014|
|NL Cy Young Award||2||2008-2009|
|The Sporting News' NL Pitcher of the Year Award||2||2008-2009|
|NL strikeouts leader||3||2008-2010|
|NL shutouts leader||1||2009|
|NL All-Star||4||2008, 2009, 2010, 2011|
|MLB All-Star Game NL Starting Pitcher||1||2009|
|NL Pitcher of the Month||1||June 2009|
|NL Player of the Week||3||2009, 2013-2014|
|Major League Baseball Starter of the Year||1||2008|
|Player's Choice Award for NL's Outstanding Pitcher||1||2008|
|San Francisco Giants Opening Day starting pitcher||4||2009-2012|
|Major League Baseball 2K9 and Major League Baseball 2K9 Fantasy All-Stars Cover Athlete||1||2008|
|Golden Spikes Award||1||2006|
|National Freshman of the Year||1||2004|
|Pac-10 Pitcher of the Year||2||2004, 2006|
|Pac-10 Freshman of the Year||1||2004|
|Pac-10 Pitcher Of The Week||1||2005|
|Gatorade Washington State Baseball Player of the Year||1||2003|
Lincecum's mother, Rebecca Asis, is the daughter of Filipino immigrants. His father, Chris, worked at Boeing. When Tim was drafted, he held out for a larger signing bonus so his father could retire.
Lincecum has lived in Sausalito, California and the Mission District/Potrero Hill area of San Francisco, steps away from the old Seals Stadium site, during baseball season. During the off-season, he lives in Seattle, Washington. He has owned property in Paradise Valley, Arizona. He has a French bulldog named Cy.
The Sacramento Bee described Lincecum as the most beloved San Francisco sports figure "since Joe Montana." Because of his "small size and unorthodox pitching delivery, he is an unlikely figure to have reached the pinnacle of his sport", which the Bee believes reflects the success of the Giants. Fox Sports in 2014 called him a "local legend and crowd favorite, now and forever." Lincecum was nicknamed "The Freak" by his University of Washington teammates because of his athletic abilities; Giants fans continued to refer to him by the moniker during his time with the team.
On October 30, 2009, a police officer pulled Lincecum over in Washington for driving 74 mph in a 60 mph zone and discovered the pitcher with 3.3 grams of marijuana, still illegal under state law at the time. He was cited for marijuana possession that November.
A 2010 This is SportsCenter commercial featured Lincecum attempting to record a voicemail greeting on his phone, telling callers that they have reached "The Freak", "The Franchise", "The Freaky Franchise", and "Big Time Timmy Jim," respectively. He was dissatisfied with each attempt, particularly the last because "No one calls me that." Finally, he decides to record one beginning simply "This is Tim Lincecum" - only to be interrupted by Karl Ravech walking by and saying "Hey, Big Time Timmy Jim!" 
'As far as the diversity of the city goes, it's up there,' said Lincecum, whose mother Rebecca Asis is the daughter of Filipino immigrants.
Before the game, the great Filipino fighter Manny Pacquiao threw the ceremonial first pitch to Tim Lincecum, whose mother is Filipina.
|Awards and achievements|
| NL hits per nine innings leader
| NL opponent batting average leader
| National League All-Star Game starting pitcher
| No-hitter pitcher
July 13, 2013
June 24, 2014
Cole Hamels, Jake Diekman, Ken Giles,
and Jonathan Papelbon