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Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants displays his World Series ring during the San Francisco Giants 2014 World Series Ring ceremony before the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at AT&T Park on April 18, 2015 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Ben Margot - Pool/Getty Images)

The 4 Male Athletes That Impressed ESPN More Than Madison Bumgarner This Year

On Wednesday, the sports network announced the finalists for the annual awards gala, but left Bumgarner – the Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year – out of the running for the top individual prize among men. Here’s a look at the numbers four players ESPN thought were more worthy of the ESPY:

06/24/2015

Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants hits a home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the third inning at AT&T Park on May 21, 2015 in San Francisco, California. The San Francisco Giants defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-0. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Bumgarner Homers, Outpitches Kershaw; Giants Sweep Dodgers Again

Los Angeles has lost all six games at AT&T Park this season, getting shut out the last three games in a row

05/21/2015

World Series - San Francisco Giants v Kansas City Royals - Game Seven

San Francisco Giant Madison Bumgarner Fires Back At Nats Pitcher Over Designated Hitter Suggestion

The Giants ace likes to take his hacks and took umbrage at Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer who suggested the designated hitter be applied in both leagues after Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainright suffered a season-ending rupture of his Achillies’ tendon during an at-bat.

04/28/2015

Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants riding a police horse carries the 2014 World Series Championship Flag prior to the start of their game against the Colorado Rockies on Opening Day at AT&T Park on April 13, 2015 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Jeff Chiu-Pool/Getty Images)

7 Things Madison Bumgarner Has Done Over The Last 12 Months To Prove He’s The Boss

Injuries to a pair of star pitchers have renewed the call to add the designated hitter to Major League Baseball’s National League. While some pitchers have come out in support of the idea, Giants ace Madison Bumgarner is having no part of it.

04/28/2015

(L-R) Madison Bumgarner, Clayton Kershaw (Ralph Freso/Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Bumgarner, Kershaw Set For MVP Matchup In Giants-Dodgers Game

This is the first time in Major League Baseball history the reigning regular-season MVP will oppose the World Series MVP as starters.

04/22/2015

Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants acknowledges the crowd after defeating the Kansas City Royals to win Game Seven of the 2014 World Series by a score of 3-2 at Kauffman Stadium on October 29, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Bumgarner Warns ‘Sissy Hands’ Perils In Commercial For Carhartt

We don’t need an ad to tell us the San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner is hero, but it’s always great to see him in action.

03/26/2015

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 29: Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants celebrates after defeating the Kansas City Royals to win Game Seven of the 2014 World Series by a score of 3-2 at Kauffman Stadium on October 29, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Madison Bumgarner Goes Full Paul Bunyan Mode For Giants Photo Shoot

The enduring image of Madison Bumgarner’s domination during his epic playoff performance for the San Francisco Giants last season is getting burnished even more following a photo shoot Monday.

02/23/2015

Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants holds the MVP trophy following a 3-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals in Game Seven of the 2014 World Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 29, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

After Winning MVP Chevy, Madison Bumgarner Shows Up To Spring Training In Ford

Apparently not impressed by the “technology and stuff” in the Chevy truck he won after being named World Series MVP last fall, Giants ace Madison Bumgarner showed up to spring training Wednesday in a Ford.

02/18/2015

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 29: Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants celebrates after defeating the Kansas City Royals to win Game Seven of the 2014 World Series by a score of 3-2 at Kauffman Stadium on October 29, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Giants Ace Madison Bumgarner Named AP Male Athlete Of The Year

Madison Bumgarner sat in the outfield alongside Jake Peavy before Game 7 of the World Series and told his teammate exactly what needed to happen: Tim Hudson would work a few innings and get the ball to Bumgarner, who would hand it off to the bullpen to finish the championship.

12/30/2014

Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants celebrates after defeating the Kansas City Royals to win Game Seven of the 2014 World Series by a score of 3-2 at Kauffman Stadium on October 29, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Bumgarner Named Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman Of The Year After Postseason Heroics

The editors of Sports Illustrated have made their selection for the most outstanding athlete of 2014, and nodbody who watch the World Series will be surprised to hear it’s Madison Bumgarner of the San Francisco Giants.

12/08/2014

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