You the fans have spoken.
We asked you to designate your favorite version of former Giants ace Tim Lincecum, and the social media response was overwhelming.
👇👇👇— SF Giants on NBCS (@NBCSGiants) April 8, 2020
Lincecum was a part of all three World Series-winning teams in 2010, 2012, and 2014 in San Francisco.
During his first postseason run in 2010, Lincecum put together an impressive stretch of performances, solidifying himself as a franchise icon.
He kicked off the 2010 MLB Playoffs by throwing a 119-pitch shutout with 14 strikeouts against the Atlanta Braves in Game 1, propping up an offense that only mustered one run of support to give the Giants a leg up in the five-game division series.
Bruce Bochy said the best game Tim Lincecum ever pitched was his 2010 NLDS Game 1 masterpiece:— KNBR (@KNBR) March 28, 2020
• 9 IP
• 14 K
• 1 BB
• 2 H
• 0 R
"You don't see it in today's game but your really good starters are also your best closers. That's how we looked at Timmy." #SFGiants pic.twitter.com/zGgECQJZrA
He followed that effort up by striking out eight Phillies in a Game 1 road win in Philadelphia, when Cody Ross’ two home runs led the Giants to a 4-3 win.
Lincecum wrapped up the postseason by earning two World Series wins, including the series clincher in Game 5, striking out 10 Texas Rangers over eight innings as the Giants won their first Fall Classic since the franchise relocated to the west coast in 1958.
Although Lincecum earned plenty of nicknames during his legendary career in San Francisco, “Champ” definitely has a nice ring to it.