On this date in Giants history — Nov. 20
(All entries courtesy nationalpastime.com)
2009: Tim Lincecum becomes the eighth hurler in baseball history, joining Sandy Koufax, Denny McLain, Jim Palmer, Roger Clemens, Greg Maddux, Pedro Martinez and Randy Johnson, to win back-to-back Cy Young Awards. The Giants right-hander, receiving less first-place votes than the third runner-up Adam Wainwright, outpoints the Cardinals righty as well as runner up Chris Carpenter, also a Redbird starter.
1969: Willie McCovey (.320, 45 HR, 126 RBI) is selected by the BBWAA as the National League’s Most Valuable Player. The Giants first baseman edges Tom Seaver, who posted a 2.21 ERA with 208 strikeouts and a league-leading 25 wins for the World Champion Mets.