MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) is planning to invite to the country Filipino-American baseball star Tim Lincecum, who played a key role in the San Francisco Giant's recent win in this year's World Series.
PSC Commissioner Chito Loyzaga revealed in a report on Manila Bulletin's Website that they plan to invite the 2-time Cy Young awardee to visit his grandparents' country before year end.
“Maybe around Christmas time if possible,” said Loyzaga, a former professional basketball player and an avid supporter of Philippine baseball.
Lincecum is the son of Filipina Rebecca Asis, who is a daughter of Filipino immigrants in the US.
He powered the Giants to win their first World Series crown since 1954. They defeated the Texas Rangers, 3-1, to win the title last Monday (Tuesday in Manila).
Lincecum is the highest-paid pitcher in his first year of eligibility in the MLB after signing a $23 million two-year deal with the Giants since February.
His deal surpassed the record set by Boston closer Jonathan Papelbon who signed for $6.25 million last year in 2009.