Tim Lincecum

American Baseball pitcher Tim Lincecum

Timothy Leroy Lincecum is an American professional baseball starting pitcher for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. He has been nicknamed "The Freak", "The Franchise", and "Big Time Timmy Jim. " Lincecum is known for his long stride, unorthodox mechanics, and ability to generate high velocity despite his slight build: originally listed as 5 ft 11 in and 175 pounds. In part to add strength and durability, Lincecum put on about 15 pounds prior to the 2011 season.
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15 June 1984

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Tim Lincecum clears waivers, accepts assignment in minors
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Former Angels starter Tim Lincecum accepted his assignment to triple-A Salt Lake after clearing waivers and is expected to report there by week's end. It was a certainty Lincecum would clear waivers after the Angels designated him for assignment Saturday in Seattle. Any team claiming him would...
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Tim Lincecum clears waivers, accepts assignment in minors
LATimes - over 1 year
Former Angels starter Tim Lincecum accepted his assignment to triple-A Salt Lake after clearing waivers and is expected to report there by week's end. It was a certainty Lincecum would clear waivers after the Angels designated him for assignment Saturday in Seattle. Any team claiming him would...
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Tim Lincecum clears waivers, accepts assignment in minors
LATimes - over 1 year
Former Angels starter Tim Lincecum accepted his assignment to triple-A Salt Lake after clearing waivers and is expected to report there by week's end. It was a certainty Lincecum would clear waivers after the Angels designated him for assignment Saturday in Seattle. Any team claiming him would...
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Tim Lincecum clears waivers, accepts assignment in minors
LATimes - over 1 year
Former Angels starter Tim Lincecum accepted his assignment to triple-A Salt Lake after clearing waivers and is expected to report there by week's end. It was a certainty Lincecum would clear waivers after the Angels designated him for assignment Saturday in Seattle. Any team claiming him would...
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 LATimes article
Tim Lincecum clears waivers, accepts assignment in minors
LATimes - over 1 year
Former Angels starter Tim Lincecum accepted his assignment to triple-A Salt Lake after clearing waivers and is expected to report there by week's end. It was a certainty Lincecum would clear waivers after the Angels designated him for assignment Saturday in Seattle. Any team claiming him would...
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Timeline
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    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 31
    On May 20, 2016, Lincecum signed a one-year, $2.5 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
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  • 2015
    Age 30
    On October 22, Lincecum signed a two-year, $35 million contract through 2015, avoiding free agency.
    After having hip surgery in September 2015 and 6 months of rigorous rehab, Lincecum's velocity was clocked at 92 mph (he topped 90 mph on his fastball due to hip injury in 2015).
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    Lincecum performed well during spring training in March 2015 and showed signs of his old form.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2014
    Age 29
    Lincecum entered Game Two of the 2014 World Series, opening the bottom of the seventh inning.
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    On July 22, 2014, Lincecum earned his first career save, pitching .2 innings against the Philadelphia Phillies in a 9–6, 14-inning victory.
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    On June 25, 2014, Lincecum pitched his tenth career complete game and second career no-hitter, also against the San Diego Padres, this time at AT&T Park and on 35 fewer pitches.
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    Lincecum would go on to earn $17 million in 2014 and $18 million in 2015.
  • 2013
    Age 28
    In 32 starts in 2013, Lincecum went 10–14 with 15 quality starts and a 4.37 ERA, striking out 193 in 197.2 innings.
  • 2012
    Age 27
    Lincecum finished the first half of his season with a record of 5–9 with a 4.26 ERA and 125 strikeouts, a significant improvement from his first half in 2012.
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    During the 2012 offseason, Lincecum "maintained an offseason conditioning program that he knew would help him coordinate the many moving parts in his delivery."
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    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 (Prince Fielder, Miguel Cabrera and Delmon Young).
    On October 7, Lincecum made a relief appearance during Game 2 of the 2012 National League Division Series (NLDS) against the Cincinnati Reds and threw two shutout innings.
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    Lincecum was converted to a relief pitcher in the 2012 MLB playoffs.
  • 2011
    Age 26
    Lincecum's knees started to get sore in 2011, and he felt he needed to lose weight.
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    Lincecum finished the 2011 season 13–14, despite a top-tier ERA of 2.74 (4th in the NL) and a stellar second-half ERA of 2.31.
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    In 2011, Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw and Lincecum matched up four times, evoking memories of the rivalry between Sandy Koufax and Juan Marichal in the 1960s.
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  • 2010
    Age 25
    On November 1, 2010, Lincecum started Game 5 of the World Series with an opportunity to clinch a world championship for San Francisco.
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    Game 1 of the 2010 World Series saw Lincecum contribute to an 11–7 win over the Texas Rangers.
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    Lincecum finished the 2010 regular season with a 16–10 record, 3.43 ERA and 231 strikeouts.
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    On July 15, 2010, in his first start after the All-Star game, Lincecum pitched a six-hit, complete game shutout against the New York Mets.
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    Lincecum eventually recovered somewhat from his slump and made the 2010 National League All-Star Team.
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  • 2009
    Age 24
    Lincecum finished the 2009 season with a 15–7 record, 2.48 ERA and 261 strikeouts.
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    Through twenty starts in 2009 Lincecum had amassed an 11–3 record with a 2.30 ERA, 183 strikeouts, four complete games, and two shutouts.
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  • 2008
    Age 23
    After winning the NL Cy Young Award in 2008 Lincecum continued his dominance in the National League.
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    On November 11, 2008, Lincecum was awarded the NL Cy Young Award, making him the second Giant to win the award, after Mike McCormick.
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    His 138 pitches on September 13 were the most by any pitcher in a game in 2008.
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    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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  • 2007
    Age 22
    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.
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    In the spring of 2007 Colorado Rockies prospect Ian Stewart called Lincecum "the toughest pitcher he ever faced", adding "Guys on our club who have been in the big leagues said he's the toughest guy they ever faced too … I’m not really sure why he's down here, but for a guy who was drafted last year … that guy is filthy."
  • 2006
    Age 21
    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 last ten years: 30.9 percent.
    During his brief minor league career he was frequently named as the top pitching prospect in the Giants organization. Lincecum made his professional debut on July 26, 2006, with the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (the Giants' Class A Short Season affiliate) against the Vancouver Canadians, pitching one inning and striking out all three batters he faced.
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  • 2005
    Age 20
    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, but rejected an offer including a $700,000 signing bonus.
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    In the summer of 2005, he played for the Harwich Mariners in the Cape Cod Baseball League.
  • TEENAGE
  • 2004
    Age 19
    In the summer of 2004 Lincecum played for the amateur National Baseball Congress (NBC) Seattle Studs and won two games in the NBC World Series.
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  • 2003
    Age 18
    Lincecum was selected by the Chicago Cubs of the NL in the 48th round (1,408th overall) of the 2003 MLB draft, but did not sign.
    Lincecum attended Liberty Senior High School in Renton, Washington, 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.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1984
    Born
    Born on June 15, 1984.
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