‘The Freak’ throws another no-hitter
July 1, 2014
San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum threw his second-career no-hitter June 25, defeating the San Diego Padres, 4-0.
Lincecum, a 2003 Liberty High School graduate known as “The Freak” because of his unorthodox delivery, needed just 113 pitches to put away the Padres, compared to the 148 he used to no-hit the same team nearly a year ago.
He now has two career no-hitters, two Cy Young Awards and two World Series championships. Hall-of-Famer Sandy Koufax is the only other person with that impressive line of accomplishments.
Lincecum led the 2003 Liberty baseball team to a state championship, before continuing his career at the University of Washington, where he won the 2006 Golden Spikes Award, given to the nation’s best amateur baseball player.
He was drafted 10th overall by the San Francisco Giants in the 2006 Major League Baseball draft.