tim lincecum wins national league cy young award

Nice. In just his second season, San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum has been named winner of the 2008 National League Cy Young Award, major league pitching's highest honor: Lincecum beats out Webb, is Giants' second Cy Young winner.

The 24-year-old right-hander is the first Giant since Mike McCormick in 1967 to win the award. He received 23 of 32 first-place votes and 137 points in balloting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America, beating out Brandon Webb and Johan Santana, who each had four first-place votes.

Lincecum finished the season 18-5 with a 2.62 ERA and a major league-best 265 strikeouts. He also led the National League with a .783 winning percentage, ranked second in ERA and was third with 227 innings. Too bad his success didn't translate to more wins for his team—my team—the Giants.

Oh, by the way, Tim is part-Filipino, on his mother's side. More on his Cy Young Award win here: Giants' Lincecum wins Cy Young Award. And here: Giants' Lincecum just a kid with a big award. He also landed himself on the cover of the upcoming Major League Baseball 2K9 video game: Lincecum nabs MLB 2K9 cover.

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