49 Facts About Madison Bumgarner

1. Madison Bumgarner would slot in as the team's ace, furthering Milwaukee's ability to repeat as division champs and compete for a World Series title.

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2. Madison Bumgarner is entering the final year of his contract with the Giants and was scheduled to make $12 million in 2019.

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3. Madison Bumgarner is entering the final year of a five-year, $35 million deal.

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4. Madison Bumgarner pitched for South Caldwell High School, leading them to the 2006 North Carolina 4A State Championship game in his last two years, winning as a senior.

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5. Madison Bumgarner gets the start for the Giants after a breakout year that included an Opening Day start and a second consecutive All-Star appearance.

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6. Madison Bumgarner will make his first postseason appearance Wednesday night since his incredible run in 2014 that helped the Giants win the World Series title.

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7. Madison Bumgarner was called Maddie when he was in high school.

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8. Madison Bumgarner holds the record as the youngest pitcher with left-handed playing style who achieved the feat by having eight scoreless innings in 2010 World Series in Game 4.

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9. Madison Bumgarner has a vital role in his team, San Francisco Giants for he serves as the strikeout leader.

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10. Madison Bumgarner has impressive records during his career as a pitcher.

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11. Madison Bumgarner married Ali Saunders on February 14, 2010, in a private ceremony in which he wore jeans.

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12. Madison Bumgarner became the ninth pitcher in franchise history to reach the milestone, one of seven to reach the milestone within their first ten Major League seasons, and the fifth pitcher in the San Francisco Era to reach the milestone.

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13. Madison Bumgarner tied Tom Glavine's Major League record with six career scoreless postseason starts and lowered his Major League career postseason road record to a microscopic 0.50 ERA.

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14. Madison Bumgarner finished sixteenth in the National League Most Valuable Player Award voting and was second among pitchers in voting.

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15. Madison Bumgarner became the seventh pitcher in the San Francisco Era to reach the milestone and the third Giant to win his one hundredth career game on the 2016 season, joining fellow rotation mates Johnny Cueto and Matt Cain.

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16. Madison Bumgarner broke Juan Marichal's San Francisco milestone when Marichal was 27 years, 288 days old in 1965.

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17. Madison Bumgarner registered his ninth career multi-hit game, including a career-high two doubles.

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18. Madison Bumgarner would hit an opposite-field leadoff double off the bricks, becoming the first Giants pitcher to record a pinch-hit double in a pitch-hitting appearance since Ray Sadecki did so in 1967, according to CSN Bay Area.

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19. Madison Bumgarner tied Christy Mathewson for second all-time in franchise history in double-digit strikeout games.

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20. Madison Bumgarner struck out eleven batters through five innings, a career-high.

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21. Madison Bumgarner was named the winner of the 2015 National League Silver Slugger Award at pitcher.

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22. Madison Bumgarner became the first Giants pitcher to record a hit in a pitch-hitting appearance since Kirk Rueter did so on August 17, 2004 against the Montreal Expos.

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23. Madison Bumgarner is the third left-handed pitcher in the San Francisco Era and the third youngest in franchise history to reach the milestone.

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24. Madison Bumgarner set all-time MLB records for lowest World Series ERA among pitchers of at least twenty-five innings pitched and three starts, and was the first pitcher in World Series history to pitch a shutout with at least eight strikeouts and no walks.

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25. Madison Bumgarner joins Sandy Koufax from the 1965 World Series and Justin Verlander from the 2012 American League Division Series as the only postseason pitchers to pitch a shutout and strikeout ten or more batters in a winner-take-all game.

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26. Madison Bumgarner tied the all-time MLB records for grand slams in a career and in a single season by a pitcher with two.

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27. Madison Bumgarner was selected by Giants manager Bruce Bochy and the manager of the National League team, to pitch in the All Star game for the first time.

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28. Madison Bumgarner became the first pitcher to begin his World Series career with fifteen scoreless innings since Bruce Hurst did so in 1986.

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29. Madison Bumgarner struck out twelve batters, becoming the most recent Giant to hit a home run and strikeout ten or more batters in the same game since Mike Krukow, who was announcing the game.

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30. Madison Bumgarner finished in eleventh place for the National League Cy Young Award voting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.

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31. Madison Bumgarner replaced Joe Martinez, who had made one start in place of an injured Todd Wellemeyer, in the rotation.

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32. On June 26, 2010, Madison Bumgarner was called up again to join the club, facing the Boston Red Sox the next day.

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33. Madison Bumgarner made four appearances with the Giants in 2009, posting an ERA of 1.80, striking out ten batters, and pitching ten innings.

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34. Madison Bumgarner was older only than Mike McCormick, who started two games for the Giants—as a nineteen-year-old—in 1956, when the team was still in New York.

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35. Madison Bumgarner began the 2009 season with the Giants' High-A affiliate, the San Jose Giants of the California League.

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36. Madison Bumgarner committed to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on a college baseball scholarship.

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37. Madison Bumgarner attended South Caldwell High School in Hudson, North Carolina, where he was known as "Maddie" and played on both the school's baseball team and the Post 29's American Legion Baseball team.

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38. Madison Bumgarner was born August 1, 1989, in Hickory, North Carolina, and grew up in an area ten miles away nicknamed "Bumtown" because of the abundance of people with the surname Bumgarner who have lived there over the years after their ancestors had arrived from Germany.

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39. Madison Bumgarner became the ace of a Giants pitching staff that won three World Series championships in a five-year span.

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40. Madison Bumgarner will likely be a polarizing player in drafts next spring.

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41. Madison Bumgarner has helped the San Francisco Giants win three World Series championships and is one of the most dominant postseason pitchers of his generation, but it is not out of the question that the team could move on from him during a rebuilding phase.

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42. Madison Bumgarner has an endorsement deal with Carhartt, and is featured in one of their television commercials.

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43. Madison Bumgarner surrendered a grand slam to future teammate Justin Ruggiano in the top of the fourth inning and proceeded to hit a two-run home run off of Jacob deGrom in the bottom of the fourth inning.

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44. Madison Bumgarner finished in sixth place for the National League Cy Young Award voting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.

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45. Madison Bumgarner was honored for the first time in his career with National League Player of the Week honors.

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46. Madison Bumgarner finished in fourth place for the National League Cy Young Award voting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America, behind Clayton Kershaw, future rotation mate Johnny Cueto, and Adam Wainwright.

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47. Madison Bumgarner finished in ninth place for the National League Cy Young Award voting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.

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48. Madison Bumgarner played high school baseball at South Caldwell High School in Hudson, North Carolina, where he helped his team win the 2007 4A State Championship.

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49. Madison Bumgarner has won three World Series championships and two Silver Slugger Awards (2014, 2015).

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