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Tim Lincecum

Tim Lincecum
Lincecum in 2009
MLB Player information
NameTim Lincecum
PositionStarting pitcher
MLB debutJuly 15, 2007 for the San Francisco Giants
Career statistics
Win Loss69 41
Earned run average2.98
* San Francisco Giants (2007 present)
* 4× All-Star (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011) * World Series Champion (2010) * 2× NL Cy Young Award (2008, 2009) * Babe Ruth Award (2010) * MLB strikeout leader (2008) * 3× NL strikeout leader (2008, 2009, 2010)

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Timothy Leroy Lincecum (-enˈlɪnsəkumpron, LIN-se-kum; born June 15, 1984) is an American professional baseball starting pitcher for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. He is nicknamed "The Freak" and "The Franchise." He throws right-handed and bats left-handed.

Lincecum is known for his long stride, unorthodox mechanics, and ability to generate high velocity despite his slight build: originally listed as 5'11" and 160 pounds, Lincecum put on about 15 pounds prior to the 2011 season. Lincecum won the 2008 and 2009 National League Cy Young Awards and was the first second-year player to win the Cy Young since Dwight Gooden and Bret Saberhagen both won in 1985.

His repertoire includes a two-seam fastball that he throws at 91 95 mph, a changeup that he grips like a split-fingered fastball (his "out pitch" against left handers), a curveball, notable for its sharp 12 6 action, a slider (his "out pitch" against right handers), and a power four-seam fastball that ranges between 93 95 mph.

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