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Tim Lincecum's Giant-sized legacy

At 26, ace pitcher adds World Series-clinching gem to sterling MLB portfolio

Originally Published: November 1, 2010
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- In the ninth inning of Game 5 of the World Series, as closer Brian Wilson prepared to blow away the Texas Rangers and nail down the first championship in San Francisco Giants history, Tim Lincecum sat at the far end of the dugout with teammate Barry Zito and basked in the glow of a job well-done.

There are special moments in every baseball player's career, exhilarating moments and, for a fortunate and select few athletes, there are moments of excellence ...

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