Happy Birthday – Tim Lincecum

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June 15th is Tim Lincecum’s birthday! Here are some Giants Gems about Tim from the 2012 Giants Media Guide – Happy Birthday Tim!

  • Tim’s delivery is the creation of his father, Chris, who emphasized three fundamentals: 1) “tilt” – the turn of Tim’s shoulders toward the third base dugout, forcing him to pick up the target out of the corner of his left eye; 2) “dangle” – the downward thrust of his right arm as he turns toward home plate; and 3) “reach” – the violent forward propulsion that creates a stride that exceeds his height.
  • The normal stride length for a pitcher is 77% to 87% of his height. Tim’s stride is 129%, or roughly 7 1⁄2 feet.
  • Was given the nickname “The Franchise” by former Giants reliever Steve Kline.
  • He is something of a human jukebox. He knows the lyrics to hundreds of songs, from Frank Sinatra to the Beatles to rap, country and techno. He once performed My Prerogative by Bobby Brown for a local Washington radio station when he was in college.

39 Comments

You are a GREAT Pitcher! May the Force be with YOU!. ROCK YOUR HILL!

His Birthday is June 15, you might want to fix that!

Thanks! After the last few exciting games we clearly need a little sleep. :)

So do the fans!! Just watching out for the Giants!!

Much appreciated! I think that’s one of the MANY reasons we have the best fans in baseball!

Although the outcome wasn’t exactly the one we wanted, I was soooooo delighted I got to see Tim pitch this last Sunday!! I won tickets in January to a Giants game back in Januray and had to pick a game when there was no way of being sure of any pitching order. I flew out from Arizona figuring I’d see a great pitcher any way it rolled of course but this guy and his huge stride has a special place in my heart. Happy Birthday Tim!

A very Happy Birthday to Tim Lincecum. It is wonderful for him to be back home in Seattle for his birthday. I was at the 9/9/11 game (I think that was the day) where Tim pitched vs. Clayton Kershaw.I was up in view deck & could really see just how wicked and awesome his pitches are. Go Timmy Go. GO GIANTS.
ps. I wear orange & black every day they play!

Happy Birthday Timmy!!! Your birthday gift should be a big “W” Hope you have a Great Day!!

♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday Dear Tim •*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ Wishing you a day full of love, fun and lots of laughter ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
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The BEATLES birthday song

Happy Birthday!!!

Happy Birthday! Have a fabulous day and we look forward to seeing you on the mound. Happy days are ahead for you!

Happy birthday! You share your birthday with a wonderful man (my husband Bill).

Hi Tim i wish u a happy birthday you are a pitcher worth of watching .all the best bro .greetings from Saudi Arabia

Happy Birthday!!! Love watching you pitch!!

This is wonderful! Today’s my birthday, too. So, Tim is my Twin!

Happy birthday! I love watching you pitch. You’ve renewed my love for the game.

Happy Birthday from your fan in the Philippines!!!

Happy Birthday Timmy! Kisses from Venezuela ;)

Happy Birthday Tim!!! Enjoy your start in Seattle!!

Happiest of birthdays to the freak who INSTANTLY turned me into a SF Giants fan. I saw him stretch out in a pitch—like a giraffe made of rubberbands. This was in June of 2010, and I’d quit following baseball in the Nineties.

Timmy brought me on board, and I am forever grateful that “this kid” caught my eye. Now I love the whole ballclub, our coaches, and our announcers. THIS is the magic of baseball.

Thanks, Timmy! We <3 you ALL here in Santa Cruz

Happy Birthday to a fantastic young man who shares a birthday with my son! <3

Happy 28th Birthday Timmy!!! Cheers and have an awesome day!!! The mound IS YOURS SO TAKE IT!!!!!! XOXO Love from a TRUE fan!!!!=)

Happy Birthday Timmy!!!! We love you!!!! Can’t wait to see you take the mound tomorrow- it will be amazing!!!

Enjoy your birthday. Good luck the rest of the season. Hope you get a a win streak goin.

Happy birthday Timmy. Glad you’re home for your birthday

Happy Birthday Tim. Hope it is a great one. Cheers

Have a very Happy Birthday! Just don’t party too much, we’re on our way from Woodburn to see you pitch tomorrow!

Happy Birthday, Tim!! I am a big fan and share a birthday with you…It was a spectacular day here in Connecticut. Will be in San Francisco in August, but you will be out orf town, unfortunately…

Happy Birthday, Timmy…. here’s wishing your the best b-day present and the mariners a sad sack loss…. Go get ‘em. You’ve got what it takes. Believe in yourself as much as we believe in you.

Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaappy Biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiirrrrrrrrrrrrrthdaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay! :o) You rock!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TIM! Wishing you the best Birthday ever. Have some crazy fun and do something totally different from other birthday’s. Have a super great weekend. You will SHINE tomorrow. Best wishes, Tina (San Jose)

Happy Birthday Tim. Looking forward to the next happy Lincecum day, go get ‘em!

A very best Happy 28 years to you. Love you Tim!

Happy Birthday……to one of the best pitchers in the league!

Happy Birthday to my favorite pitcher! Hope you have a wonderful day and lucky to be home on your birthday! :) good luck in all you do

Timmy we want you to have the happiest birthday you have ever had. Your great on the mound and we have watched you get better each year and looking forward to watching you pitch again. We miss you when you are not there. Good luck in the future and each time you pitch remember our hearts and love are with you. God Bless You and Your Family

Happy Birthday Tim; nice to know I share my birthday with such an awesome pitcher for my San Francisco Giants!

Best wishes, fella :)

Happy Bierhday to you i hope you win all the games vs the Mariners !!!

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