||• San Francisco Giants
||• Born: 6/15/84
- Tim was a great
hitter in high school. He batted nearly .400. But after he hurt his back,
his coaches always used a DH for him.
- Tim also played
football and basketball at Liberty High School.
- In 2004, Tim became
the first freshman to lead the Pac-10 in strikeouts since Bill Bordley
- In the summer of
2005, Tim was named a Cape Cod League all-star and pitcher of the year
for the Harwich Mariners.
- Tim holds career
records at Washington for wins (30), starts (51), innings (342), walks
(216) and strikeouts (491). He is also the all-time strikeouts leader
in the Pac-10.
- In 2007, Tim became
the second quickest Giant to register 100 strikeouts at the beginning of
a career (in 91 innings). Masanori Murakami set the mark at 100 Ks in
88.1 innings in 1964.
- In 2007, Tim joined
John Montefusco (215 in 1975), Matt Cain (179 in 2006) and John D'Acquisto
(167 in 1974) as only San Francisco pitchers to lead NL rookies in strikeouts.
- Tim had eight double-digit strikeouts games in 2009, including a 15-K performance against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
- Tim’s two shutouts in 2009 tied for the NL lead.
- In 2010, Tim became the 12th pitcher to strikeouts 14 or more hitters in a postseason game. The last pitcher to do so was Roger Clemens, who fanned 15 in the 2000 ALCS against the Seattle Mariners.
- Tim’s four victories in the 2010 playoffs and World Series set a postseason record for the Giants.
- In 2011, Tim passed Christy Mathewson as the all-time leader in double-digit strikeout games. He also became the first Giant to have four consecutive seasons of 200-plus strikeouts.
- In 2011, Tim recorded his 1,000th career strikeout.
- In 2011, Tim became just the sixth pitcher since 1900 to have a losing record despite recording 200 strikeouts and an ERA under 2.75.
- Tim was the first San Francisco pitcher to lead the NL in strikeouts in back-to-back seasons, and the first Giant since Christy Mathewson to do so. Both hurlers led the NL three straight seasons.
- Tim was the first pitcher to win the Cy Young Award in his first two full seasons. He was the NL's first back-to-back Cy Young winner since Randy Johnson, who was a teammate on the 2009 Giants.
- Tim and Clayton Kershaw posed together for the cover of ESPN ’s 2012 Baseball Preview issue.
- In 2011, Tim packed 20 pounds hoping to improve his endurance. It didn’t work so he quit eating fast-food and dropped the weight during the off-season.
- Tim loves the Beatles.
But though he's from Washington, he doesn't like grunge rock. It's not
unusual to catch Tim singing the classics.
- Tim polishes his
spikes before every start.
- If Tim could spend
one day with a famous person, it would be Sandy Koufax.
- Tim's favorite
TV show is "Family Guy."
- Tim’s parents
split up in 2002.
- Tim made his high
school varsity golf team even though he had played just 27 holes in
his life when he tried out.
- Tim graduated from
Liberty High with a 3.25 grade point average.
- Tim has a bulldog named Cy. After the 2010 World Series, Tim got a new puppy. He named it Kayo in honor of his grandfather, who was a boxer.
TCMA The 1960s
John Montefusco, 1975 SSPC
Tim Lincecum &
Clayton Kershaw, 2012 ESPN Baseball Preview