He tried long hair, he tried short hair. He even tried facial hair.
Nothing seemed to work. At one time, he was MLB’s best pitcher, leading baseball in fWAR from 2008 to 2009. He was an opposing hitter’s nightmare, with a fastball velocity that approached 100 mph.
Tim Lincecum was all of this and more. He was a two-time Cy Young award winner, a four-time All-Star, a workhorse that threw over 215 innings in four straight seasons.
But he quickly flamed out.
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