The idea of a pitcher throwing one no-hitter in their respective career is pretty amazing, and throwing a second one is remarkable.
We now have a new pitcher that has thrown his second career no-hitter. San Francisco Giants starter Tim Lincecum threw his second career no-hitter against the San Diego Padres on Wednesday.
— SFGiants (@SFGiants) June 25, 2014
He joins a very exclusive list that includes Randy Johnson, Sandy Koufax and Roy Halladay to have multiple no-hitters and multiple Cy Youngs.
Lincecum is also the fourth active player to have multiple no-hitters joining Justin Verlander, Mark Buehrle and Homer Bailey.
He also made more history by joining Christy Mathewson as the only Giants’ pitchers to throw two no-hitters.
Lincecum is only the second pitcher to no-hit the same team twice, as Addie Joss no-hit the White Sox in 1908 and 1910.
Tim Lincecum is 2nd pitcher to no-hit the same team twice. @BaseballHall member Addie Joss no-hit White Sox in 1908 & 1910.
— MLB (@MLB) June 25, 2014
If this feels deja vu for Lincecum, it’s because he threw his first career career no-hitter against the Padres on July 13 last season at Petco Park.
It took 148 pitches for Lincecum to accomplish his first no-hitter, and he was more economical his second time around, only needing 113.
The Padres aren’t exactly the model for offensive excellence in the National League, as they now have a team batting average of .213.
However, that doesn’t take away what Lincecum was able to achieve. He is a very special pitcher and is capable of greatness on the mound.
— San Francisco Giants (@SFGiants) June 25, 2014
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