Lincecum rallies the Seattle fans Ian Coble / Red Bull Photofiles

It’s the NFL. It’s eleven against eleven, but like many rowdy stadiums across the league Qwest Field in Seattle can become so loud that many consider their fans to be the 12th man giving their team the advantage.

Fresh off a World Series victory in October, San Francisco Giants pitcher and Renton, Washington native Tim Lincecum was honored by his hometown Seahawks as he raised the 12th man flag prior to kickoff.

For Lincecum it was an enjoyable moment and for the fans in attendance, many of whom watched him pitch at the University of Washington it was a moment to cheer on their hometown hero who’s made them proud.

Later this week Lincecum will continue to make his fans proud as he graces the cover of Sports Illustrated. Honoring the year’s most memorable moments in sports courtesy of photographer Walter Iooss Jr., Lincecum is one of ten athletes being featured in the year-end edition.

A quick look at some of Tim Lincecum’s postseason stats from 2010

  • Finished with 4 wins in 5 starts   
  • Struckout 43 batters in 37 innings pitched   
  • Recorded a franchise record 14 postseason strikeouts in one game

Relive Tim Lincecum’s postgame ESPN interview here, and a Fox Sports chat with Tim and Brian Wilson below:

 

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