San Francisco Giants pitcher and a two-time winner of the Cy Young award for the best pitchers in Major League Baseball, Tim Lincecum, has joined the athlete roster of top performers at Red Bull.
He already has a license to blow hitters away and by joining the Red Bull family, Tim Lincecum also now has a license to take flight. While in LA to play the Dodgers, Lincecum christened his Red Bull wings by stepping into a wind tunnel at Universal CityWalk for a few aerobatic manoeuvres.
In officially announcing his partnership with Red Bull, the two-time defending National League Cy Young award winner had this to say. “I've always been impressed by the innovative spirit of Red Bull and how they push the limits. I look forward to putting my new wings to use both on and off the field.”
With nicknames such as “The Franchise” and “The Freak,” Tim’s signature delivery, his overpowering repertoire of pitches and presence on the mound – along with an emerging personality off the field – have positioned him as one of baseball’s top figures. He joins a Red Bull athlete roster of international stars, including Super Bowl Champion Reggie Bush, Olympic gold medalists Shaun White and Lindsey Vonn, WRC world champion Sébastien Loeb, surfer Mick Fanning and F1 stars Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber.
'I've always been impressed by the innovative spirit of Red Bull and how they push the limits' – Tim Lincecum
A Washington state native, Lincecum attended the University of Washington where he earned the 2006 Golden Spikes Award, presented annually to the nation’s best amateur player.