Timothy Leroy Lincecum (born June 15, 1984) is a Major League Baseball starting pitcher for the San Francisco Giants. He is nicknamed 'The Freak' and 'The Franchise.' He throws right-handed and bats left-handed. Lincecum is known for his long stride, unorthodox mechanics, and ability to generate high velocity despite his slight build of 5'11", 172 lbs. Lincecum won the 2008 and 2009 National League Cy Young Awards, and was the first second-year player to win the Cy Young since Dwight Gooden and Bret Saberhagen both won in 1985. His victory in Game 5 of the 2010 World Series ended the Giants' 56-year drought between championships and also gave San Francisco its first baseball world championship in history. Lincecum also became the franchise leader for wins in a single post-season with 4.