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San Francisco Giants: Would Tim Lincecum Crack Their All-Time Starting Staff?

He has been called “The Freak,” “The Franchise” and “Big Time Timmy Jim.”  No matter what you call him, Tim Lincecum has burst onto the scene over the past three and a half years like no other pitcher in Giants history.

Is Tim Lincecum one of the top five pitchers in Giants history?

To answer this question, we must take a look at a long and storied franchise, dating back to their days in New York. 

In this article, I will look at the top five pitchers in the days of the New York Giants and also the top five pitchers in San Francisco Giant history.

We will then narrow down that list to come up with our top five of all time.

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NLCS 2010: The 10 Greatest Pitching Gems In SF Giants Postseason History

Following Tim Lincecum’s second masterful outing of the postseason against the Phillies in Game 1 of the NLCS Saturday, I scanned all the way back to 1958 when the Giants moved to San Francisco from New York to find the greatest pitching gems in SF Giants postseason history.

I found some obvious names, I found some surprise names, I found three names from this year’s Giants squad (no, Barry Zito wasn’t one of them).

Given what Giants starting pitchers have already done this postseason, there’s a strong case to call them the best SF Giants starting rotation ever.

Here are the Top 10 Pitching Gems in SF Giants Postseason History.

The Giants had to win the game for the pitcher to be included.

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