Tim Lincecum is a slight 5-foot-11 (maybe in baseball cleats) and 170 pounds soaking wet. Like Bigfoot himself, though, the former Giants star pitcher rarely is seen.
The two-time NL Cy Young award winner has a new look and he has gone full '90s boy band.
What's happening? Tim Lincecum is happening. pic.twitter.com/2OqQrLFH2E— Dani Wex (@DaniWex) August 11, 2019
Frosted tips and all, Lincecum was spotted at the Perfect Game All-American Classic dinner in San Diego over the weekend.
Screenshot from the Perfect Game All-American Classic Facebook page pic.twitter.com/d5gYhT48TQ— SNOTROCKET 40 (@Snotrocket40) August 11, 2019
Lincecum hasn't pitched in the big leagues since 2016 when he sported a 9.16 ERA in nine starts for the Los Angeles Angels. He signed with the Texas Rangers in March 2018, but never made it back to the majors as he was released while rehabbing a blister he suffered in spring training.
While Lincecum likely is done with baseball, he forever will be a Giants legend. Aside from being a fan favorite with his funky delivery and dirty repertoire of pitches, The Freak nearly was unhittable during his peak.
Lincecum went 69-41 with a 2.98 ERA in the first five seasons of his career with the Giants. He led the league in strikeouts in 2008, 2009 and 2010, averaging 252 strikeouts per season as he blew away hitter after hitter. Over that span, he was a four-time All-Star and won back-to-back Cy Young awards.
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The three-time World Series winner isn't one for public appearances, but in Bruce Bochy's last season as the Giants' manager, it's time for a Lincecum sighting at Oracle Park. With the Giants revealing Sunday they will retire Will Clark's No. 22 jersey next season, Lincecum's No. 55 should be next in line.
No Giants player has worn the number since 2015, Lincecum's last in San Francisco, but it's time to make it official. The lore of Lincecum will never leave the Giants, and only one player rightfully can wear No. 55: The Freak.