Fil-Am pitcher leads San Francisco Giants to World Series title

Tim Lincecum in ESPN’s "This is SportsCenter" ad.

 

Filipino-American pitcher Timothy "The Freak" Lincecum led the San Francisco Giants to victory in the World Series Game 5 against the Texas Rangers, 3-1, winning the best-of-seven series, 4-1, reports GMANews.tv. Lincecum, 26, is also a two-time Cy Young award winner in the National League and Sports News NL Pitcher of Year.

According to the report, the fourth-generation Filipino-American went head-to-head against American League ace Cliff Lee, pitcher for the Rangers. Lincecum successfully posted a 2-0 record in the two games when he started for the Giants (Games 1 and 5). GMANews.tv reports that Lincecum pitched a total of 13.2 innings and had a 4.83 earned run avarage (ERA) in the seventh inning of Game 5.

Veteran shortstop  and Most Valuable Player (MVP) Edgar Renteria was also a key player, posting a three-run home run in the seventh inning, reports ManilaTimes.net.

According to same report, this is the first championship of the Giants since the team’s transfer from New York to San Francisco in1954.

ManilaTimes.net also reports that the Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao showed support and cheered for Lincecum at the Green Room (dressing room) of the Jimmy Kimmel Live! studio in Los Angeles. This was also where Pacquiao rehearsed his Beatles duet with Hollywood comedian Will Ferrel.

Fil-Am historian Dawn Bohulano Mabalon told GMANews.tv that Lincecum’s great-grandmother was from Carcar, Cebu and that his great-grandfather was from Stockton, California. According to the report, the two married, settled in Stockton, and had a daughter named Philomena. Philomena then married Balleriano Asis and they had their daughter Rebecca, who is the mother of Lincecum. His father is Chris Lincecum.

For more on this story, log on to GMANews.tv and ManilaTimes.net.

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