Pitchers Draw Spotlight from the Mound of the World Series

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

San Francisco Giants Pitcher Tim Lincecum reacts in the third inning while taking on the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 5 of the NLCS during the 2010 MLB Playoffs in San Francisco on October 21, 2010. (Ezra Shaw/Getty)

Tonight will see the beginning of a World Series matchup no one predicted. The San Francisco Giants will face the Texas Rangers. At the center of the game will be an epic face-off between pitchers Cliff Lee and Tim Lincecum. They have established themselves as two of the best pitchers in the game, and both men have a tremendous amount of respect for the other's pitching style.

Jeff Beresford-Howe, a sports writer in Oakland, California, profiles the pitchers and a previews this World Series.

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