|photo by Dirk Hasen|
5'11", 175 pounds
Nickname: "The Freak"
Team: San Francisco Giants
College: University of Washington
Golden Spikes Award (2006)
All-Star Pitcher (2008-2011)
NL Cy Young Award (2008, 2009)
World's Series Champion (2010, 2012)
Lincecum pitched a no-hitter on July 13, 2013, against the San Diego Padres.
Tim Lincecum tosses no-hitter as Giants beat Padres
Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY Sports | July 14, 2013
Tim Lincecum, the two-time Cy Young Award winner whose struggles this season nearly got him banished to the San Francisco Giants' bullpen, achieved one of the high points of his decorated career Saturday night when he threw his first no-hitter.
Lincecum dominated the San Diego Padres in San Diego, recording a season-high 13 strikeouts and throwing a career-high 148 pitches in a 9-0 victory.
"I'm kind of speechless right now," Lincecum said in a postgame TV interview.
No-hitter in the MLB:
Record 27 outs against a major-league lineup without surrendering a hit.
It's rare that a major league pitcher throws over 130 pitches in a game.
Lincecum threw 148 pitches in his first no-hitter.