Lincecum beats out Webb, is Giants' second Cy Young winner
NEW YORK -- Tim Lincecum was a big winner on a woeful team, which fit him perfectly.
Firing 97 mph fastballs from his miniature frame, the National League Cy Young Award recipient is an anomaly in almost every way.
Lincecum joined Mike McCormick (1967) as the only San Francisco Giants to win the Cy Young, taking home pitching's highest honor by a comfortable margin Tuesday following his second major league season.
"I was definitely surprised. I thought it was going to be a lot ...
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2008 AWARD WINNERS/SCHEDULE
• Story: Maddux wins for record 18th time
• Neyer: Voters erred on McLouth
|C||Yadier Molina, St. Louis (1st)|
|1B||Adrian Gonzalez, San Diego (1st)|
|2B||Brandon Phillips, Cincinnati (1st)|
|SS||Jimmy Rollins, Philadelphia (2nd)|
|3B||David Wright, NY Mets (2nd)|
|OF||Carlos Beltran, NY Mets (3rd)|
|OF||Nate McLouth, Pittsburgh (1st)|
|OF||Shane Victorino, Philadelphia (1st)|
|P||Greg Maddux, SD/LA (18th)|
• Story: Pena among five first-time winners
• Neyer: Young's another bad choice
|C||Joe Mauer, Minnesota (1st)|
|1B||Carlos Pena, Tampa Bay (1st)|
|2B||Dustin Pedroia, Boston (1st)|
|SS||Michael Young, Texas (1st)|
|3B||Adrian Beltre, Seattle (1st)|
|OF||Torii Hunter, LA Angels (8th)|
|OF||Grady Sizemore, Cleveland (2nd)|
|OF||Ichiro Suzuki, Seattle (8th)|
|P||Mike Mussina, NY Yankees (7th)|
• Story: Longoria, Soto win ROY awards
|AL||Evan Longoria, 3B, Tampa Bay|
|NL||Geovany Soto, C, Chicago|
• Story: Lincecum just second Giant to win award
• Neyer: Lincecum's rare Giant feat
|• Story: Maddon, Piniella named managers of year|
|AL||Joe Maddon, Tampa Bay|
|NL||Lou Piniella, Chicago|
• Story: Lee second straight Indian to win
• Neyer: Lee, Halladay were equally good
• Story: Pujols wins second NL MVP award
• Neyer: Voters need to cast wider net
• Stark: Three Strikes (NL MVP edition)
• Gammons: Why few votes for Hanley?
• Fantasy: Pujols No. 1 pick in '09?
• Story: Pedroia wins AL MVP award
• Neyer: Mauer was better choice
• Fantasy: Where does Pedroia go in '09?