Liberty High School grad Tim Lincecum wins National League Cy Young award

November 12, 2008

By Jim Feehan

NEW — 10:03 a.m. November 12, 2008

 Liberty High School graduate Tim Lincecum holds his San Francisco Giants baseball card at an autograph signing at DJ’s Sportscards shop in Renton. Photo by Jim Feehan

Liberty High School graduate Tim Lincecum holds his San Francisco Giants baseball card at an autograph signing at DJ’s Sportscards shop in Renton. Photo by Jim Feehan

Tim Lincecum, a 2003 Liberty High School graduate, was named the National League Cy Young award winner Tuesday.

In his first full major league season with the San Francisco Giants, Lincecum, 24, went 18-5 with an earned-run average of 2.62 and a major-league leading 265 strikeouts in 227 innings.

Lincecum handily won baseball’s top pitching honor. Of the 32 ballots submitted by two writers in each league city, Lincecum received 23 first-place votes, seven seconds and one third. Arizona’s Brandon Webb, the 2006 winner, finished second.

Lincecum led the Patriots to the state baseball title his senior year before playing three seasons at the University of Washington, where he was an All-American in 2006. The Giants selected him with the 10th overall pick in the 2006 draft.

Last month, Lincecum won the Players Choice Award as the National League’s outstanding pitcher, and was also named National League Pitcher of the Year by Sporting News.

Lincecum, of Renton, went to Apollo Elementary and Maywood Middle schools in the Issaquah School District.

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3 Responses to “Liberty High School grad Tim Lincecum wins National League Cy Young award”

  1. Marianne on November 12th, 2008 3:36 pm

    Congratulations Tim! I remember reading about your high school play in the Press, years ago. Way to go.

  2. Lindee on November 22nd, 2008 12:48 pm

    Good job Tim, keep up the good work! Nice to hear about someone from my alma mater doing so well! Congrats!

  3. Anonymous on July 24th, 2009 5:15 pm

    Go tim go

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