Timothy Leroy Lincecum, nicknamed “The Freak”, “Tim Lincecum”, “The Freaky Franchise” is an American former professional baseball pitcher.
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He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the San Francisco Giants (2007 to 2015) and Los Angeles Angels (2016).
| Born: June 15, 1984
A two-time Cy Young Award winner, Lincecum helped the Giants win three World Series championships from 2010 through 2014.
Nicknamed “The Freak” for his ability to generate powerful pitches despite his slight physique (5 feet 11 inches, 170 pounds), the power pitcher led the National League in strikeouts for three consecutive years in a span from 2008 to 2010.
He also led the league in shutouts in 2009 and won the Babe Ruth Award in 2010 as the most valuable player of the MLB postseason.
Lincecum won consecutive Cy Young Awards in 2008 and 2009, becoming the first MLB pitcher to win the award in his first two full seasons.
He also appeared in four consecutive All-Star Games from 2008 through 2011 and pitched no-hitters in 2013 and 2014.
Lincecum won World Series rings with the Giants in 2010, 2012, and 2014. After an injury-plagued 2015 season, he made nine starts for the Angels in 2016.
Tim Lincecum wife
Cristin Coleman, wife of former San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum, died earlier this summer, the baseball organization said.
Giants representatives confirmed her death in a tweet posted Thursday afternoon, writing that the organization was “extremely saddened” to learn of Coleman’s death.
“She was beloved by the Giants family and her caring and genuine spirit touched those of us who were fortunate enough to know her during her and Timmy’s years with us,” the organization wrote.
Coleman died June 27 at home after battling cancer, the San Mateo Daily Journal reported.
According to public records, Coleman was 38 years old at the time of her death.
She was a longtime educator who worked as a principal at Washington Elementary School in Burlingame, where she had been since 2018, according to her LinkedIn.
While Tim Lincecum has largely disappeared from the public eye since retiring from baseball, the lovable and eccentric World Series champion has privately been dealing with personal tragedy.
Lincecum’s wife, Cristin Coleman, a principal at a Peninsula elementary school, died in June after a yearslong battle with cancer.
While the news of Coleman’s death was reported at the time — a beloved figure herself at Burlingame School District’s Washington Elementary School — the Giants organization on Thursday confirmed her connection to Lincecum while mourning her loss.
“The Giants were extremely saddened to learn of the passing of Tim Lincecum’s wife, Cristin Coleman,” the club wrote on Twitter. “Our deepest condolences go out to Tim, Cristin’s family and all those whose lives she touched as a friend and teacher.
She was beloved by the Giants family and her caring and genuine spirit touched those of us who were fortunate enough to know her during her and Timmy’s years with us.”
Coleman and Lincecum were recently married, according to a Giants spokesperson. She rode alongside him in the Giants’ 2012 World Series parade.
Lincecum’s only appearance at Oracle Park since his retirement came in 2019, for Bruce Bochy’s retirement ceremony.
The San Francisco Giants have announced the death of Cristin Coleman, the wife of their former ace Tim Lincecum.
Coleman died of cancer on June 27, as the San Mateo Journal previously reported, and was an educator and principal at an elementary school in the Bay Area.
‘Our deepest condolences go out to Tim, Cristin’s family and all those whose lives she touched as a friend and teacher.
‘She was beloved by the Giants family and her caring and genuine spirit touched those of us who were fortunate enough to know her during her and Timmy’s years with us.’
Coleman was also beloved at her school, and superintendent Chris Mount-Benites paid tribute to her in an email at the time of her death.
‘If you had a relationship with Cristin, my deepest condolences. You aren’t alone, many of us are feeling this keenly.’
According to the Journal, Coleman passed peacefully at home surrounded by family.
She was ‘the light of our lives, a beautiful human being who touched so many hearts,’ her parents said according to the Journal.
Tim Lincecum stats
In 2006, Lincecum was drafted tenth overall by the San Francisco Giants, becoming the first player from the University of Washington to be taken in the first round.
His $2.025 million signing bonus was, at the time, the most the organization had ever paid to any amateur player.
|Earned run average||3.74|
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After sitting out the 2017 season, Lincecum signed a one-year contract with the Texas Rangers on March 7, 2018. Rangers’ general manager Jon Daniels said the team planned to use him as a relief pitcher.
Lincecum began the season on the 60-day disabled list after suffering a blister on his right middle finger during spring training.
Eventually, he made 10 appearances for the Round Rock Express of the PCL, posting a 5.68 ERA and walking nine batters in 12+2⁄3 innings. He was released by the Rangers on June 5, 2018.
In September 2019, Lincecum appeared at a postgame ceremony held by the Giants to mark Bochy’s final game as the team’s manager.
In an interview at the ceremony, Lincecum acknowledged that he had not formally retired from baseball and was “trying to transition”.
He added, “I think the hardest part was coming to grips with who I was after baseball, and I haven’t even done it fully yet”.