SAN DIEGO -- Tim Lincecum had a storied career even before Saturday's no-hitter, but this was still a first for him. Via the Giants, the Elias Sports Bureau and ESPN Stats and Info, here are some of the historic notes:
GIANTS NO-HITTER STATS The pitchers with two Cy Young Awards, two World Series titles and a no-hitter: Bob Gibson, Sandy Koufax, Jim Palmer and Lincecum. The other three are Hall of Famers. The no-hitter was the 15th in franchise history and seventh since the Giants moved to San Francisco. It was their first no-hitter on the road since John Montefusco threw one in Atlanta in 1976. Lincecum joined Johan Santana, Bret Saberhagen, Tom Seaver and Bob Gibson as the only pitchers to win multiple Cy Young awards before throwing a no-hitter. Lincecum had 13 strikeouts and four walks. The last pitcher to record that many walks and strikeouts in a no-hitter was Nolan Ryan, who struck out 15 and walked eight in 1974. Lincecum fell one short of the 14 strikeouts Matt Cain had in his perfect game. It's the third time a team has had back-to-back seasons featuring a no-hitter with 13-plus strikeouts. Ryan did it for the Angels in 1973-74 and for the Rangers in 1990-91. Hunter Pence is the fourth player to record at least five RBIs in a game in which a teammate threw a no-hitter. The Giants have scored at least eight runs in each of their last four no-hitters: 9-0 last night, 10-0 last year behind Cain, 8-0 in 2009 behind Jonathan Sanchez and 9-0 in 1976 behind John Montefusco. All other teams combined have done that just 10 times since 1976. The Giants were no-hit by Homer Bailey on July 2. They are the first team to pitch a no-hitter and have one thrown against them in the same month since the Chicago White Sox in August 1991.