Giants' Lincecum Wins NL Cy Young

Right-hander who led majors in strikeout easily fends off Arizona's Webb
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 11, 2008 2:30 PM CST
Arizona's Brandon Webb took second in Cy Young balloting.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – San Francisco Giants right-hander Tim Lincecum won the National League’s Cy Young Award today, the Chronicle reports. The 24-year-old, in his first full season in the big leagues, led the majors in strikeouts with 265, and posted an 18-5 record with a 2.62 ERA. Lincecum got 23 of 32 first-place votes from writers; Arizona’s Brandon Webb was second.