Liberty grad Tim Lincecum repeats Cy Young

November 19, 2009

By Bob Taylor

NEW — 11:55 a.m. Nov. 19, 2009

Liberty High School graduate Tim Lincecum repeated as the National League Cy Young Award winner in voting conducted by the Baseball Writers Association of America.

The San Francisco Giants right-hander collected 100 points to top Chris Carpenter, of the St. Louis Cardinals. Carpenter had 94 points. Lincecum received 11 first place votes and 12 second-place votes.

Lincecum became the first pitcher to win consecutive Cy Young Awards since Randy Johnson, won four straight for Arizona from 1999-2002.

This season Lincecum had a 15-7 record with a 2.48 earned run average and 261 strikeouts. Opponents hit just .206 off him, compared to .221 in 2008.

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