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Tim Lincecum | Biography

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  • Full Name Timothy Leroy Lincecum
  • Nickname Timothy Lincecum
  • Occupation Baseball Player
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Bellevue, Washington, USA
  • Birth Date Jun 15, 1984
  • Age 37 Years, 11 Months
  • Net Worth 40 Million USD
  • Height 5 Feet 11 Inches (180 cm)
Former Major League Baseball Player of San Francisco Giants

Tim Lincecum | Biography

'Unorthodox Young Pitcher' of the MLB

However, his career's downturn was also as rapid as his rise was. Beginning in 2007 in the Major League, he lost his touch of the game just after four years. The pitcher who became known for his fastball in the mid-90 miles per hour dropped his speed below 90. On top of that, he lost control over his throw. The dip in his ability to deliver unorthodox fastball saw a massive effect on his ERA. He had an average ERA of below three before 2012. However, in 2012 he hit 5.18 ERA. It then followed a streak of over four from 2013 to 2015.


Tim Lincecum is a former baseball pitcher of the San Francisco Giants MLB team. He is recognized for his unorthodox style of fastball pitching.

Tim Lincecum Short Bio

Lincecum began his MLB career with the San Francisco Giants in 2007. His debut game came against the Philadelphia Phillies on 6 May 2007.

He played for the Giants from 2007 to 2015. The Giants won four All-Star games and three World Series Championships during this period. Moreover, he has won several individual awards like Golden Strike Award in 2006, NL Strikeout Leader three times in a row from 2008 to 2010, etc.

In addition, he became the only second MLB player in history to win two consecutive NL Cy Young Awards in 2008 and 2009. Subsequently, Lincecum fired two no-hitters throw for the Giants which is indicated as a perfect win-win game. Both of his no-hitters were against the Padres, one in 2013 and another in 2013.

Hall of Fame

In 2021, Lincecum made it to the 'BBWAA Hall of Fame' ballot paper for the first time. He is one among the list of Number 30 'Best MLB Players'.

However, according to a report by Dalton Johnson in nbcsports.com, Lincecum is unlikely to get his name written on the Hall of Fame this year. In the first half of his ten years MLB career, he performed at a level that paved a strong path for his road to fame. However, the latter half saw a downfall which very much burned out his chances of getting past the ballot. 

In 2020 he was highly voted on the 'Hall of Fame' ballots, while also highly debated on the position. Many expected him to perform highly in his career for the next five years. 

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What happened to Tim Lincecum?

Lincecum's rise to fame was one that only a very few in professional baseball could experience. After being drafted in the first round of the MLB draft in 2006, it only took him one year to make his way from minor leagues to Major League Baseball. He dominated the league as an unorthodox young pitcher for the San Francisco Giants.

However, his career's downturn was also as rapid as his rise was. Beginning in 2007 in the Major League, he lost his touch of the game just after four years. The pitcher who became known for his fastball in the mid-90 miles per hour dropped his speed below 90. On top of that, he lost control over his throw. The dip in his ability to deliver unorthodox fastball saw a massive effect on his ERA. He had an average ERA of below three before 2012. However, in 2012 he hit 5.18 ERA. It then followed a streak of over four from 2013 to 2015.

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Tim Lincecum (Right) For LA Angels In 2016 (Photo: Facebook)

Lincecum left the San Francisco Giants after the 2015 season to join the Los Angeles Angels. But again, he struggled to control his pitching, leading to his career's worst ERA of 9.16 in his first season with the LA Angels. However, he has not retired yet. 

Wife

At present, Lincecum has remained secretive about the details of his personal life. No authentic internet sites have published his current relationship status. Thus, it is unclear if the former San Francisco pitcher is dating anyone or is married to his wife.

However, in 2010, he appeared with a girlfriend named Ruth while celebrating San Francisco Giants' win in the National League Pennant. Reportedly, he was with her for several years before splitting up sometime between 2010 to 2011. Again in 2012, he appeared together with another of his girlfriend whose name he did not reveal. However, her nickname was Kart-Girl. 

Did You Know?

  • The most expensive rookie card of Tim Lincecum was sold in 2007 for $311.05. In comparison, his most cheap rookie card was exchanged in 2019 for $0.01.

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