Tim Lincecum: Modern Day Christy Mathewson?
But how much do they really have in common?
Had manager John McGraw not been so stuck-up in 1904 -- when he refused to play the rival American League Boston Americans because they were as yet not sexy enough in his eyes -- Christy, like Timmy, could have sported two World Series rings earlier in his career than he did.
Both had smashing first World Series appearances with championship teams. Timmy won two games in 2010 with none lost in 13+ innings and a 3.12 ERA, while Christy won three games with 27 innings pitched and a 0.00 ERA.
That's no misprint. Mathewson finally got his World Series ERA going, barely, in 1911, 1912, and 1913 where he recorded; 2.00, 0.94 and 0.95 respectively in what were World Series losses for the New York Giants.