Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Top 5 Filipino Athletes in Popular Sports in America

5. Tim Lincecum - Starting pitcher in Major League Baseball for the San Francisco Giants from 2007 to 2015. Lincecum's mother, Rebecca Asis, is the daughter of Filipino immigrants. He also called "The Freak" because he could generate powerful pitches.

Lincecum  got also lot of awards including:

3× World Series champion (2010, 2012, 2014)
Babe Ruth Award (2010)
2× NL Cy Young Award (2008–2009)
3× NL strikeout leader (2008–2010)
4× All-Star (2008–2011)
Golden Spikes Award (2006)
Pitched two no-hitters (2013–2014)

4. Jordan Taylor Clarkson - Obviously one of the highlights right now in the Philippine Sports. Currently playing as a shooting guard in the Los Angeles Lakers.

His mother Annette Davis is half Filipino. He is also planning to play with the Gilas Pilipinas soon.

3. Tedy Lacap Bruschi - former professional American football player who was a linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) for thirteen seasons. He was drafted by the New England Patriots in 1997.

Tedy was born from his Half Filipina mother.

Aside from that, Tedy also got many awards from his pro league.

3× Super Bowl champion (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX)
Pro Bowl (2004)
2× Second-Team All-Pro (2003, 2004)
NFL Comeback Player of the Year (2005)
New England Patriots Hall of Fame
Morris Trophy (1995)
2× Consensus All-American (1994, 1995)
3× First-team All-Pac-10 (1993–1995)

2. David Michael Bautista Jr. is an Americal pro Wrestler. He is the son of Filipino immigrants. He was called Batista because Bautista is hard to pronounce. He also a proud Filipino and has a flag of the Philippines tattoed in his right shoulder.

Aside from being a wrestler, Batista is also an Actor and former MMA fighter. He is Drax the Destroyer in Guardians of the Galaxy movie and included in the 2019 upcoming movie Avengers.

1. Timothy Richard Tebow -  a former professional American football quarterback and current professional baseball outfielder in the New York Mets organization.

Not a Filipino descent but in 1985 his Family moved to the Philippines where they served as Baptist mission and built a ministry and he was born in Makati City Philippines.

He spends his early life in the Philippines.

Source: Frank Bernard