JockBio Vital Stats
  • San Francisco Giants • Pitcher • #55
  • Height: 5' 11"
• Weight: 170 • 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 1978.
  • 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.

 


 



Masanori Murakami,
TCMA The 1960s

 




John Montefusco, 1975 SSPC

 

 


Tim Lincecum & Clayton Kershaw, 2012 ESPN Baseball Preview

 


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