Risk vs. Reward: Using Giants Ace Bumgarner As Pinch HitterGiants lefty Madison Bumgarner is not only one of the best pitchers in baseball today--and the best post-season pitcher of all-time, according to some statistical categories--but he's also one of the best hitting pitchers in baseball history.
The 4 Male Athletes That Impressed ESPN More Than Madison Bumgarner This YearOn 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:
Bumgarner Homers, Outpitches Kershaw; Giants Sweep Dodgers AgainLos Angeles has lost all six games at AT&T Park this season, getting shut out the last three games in a row
San Francisco Giant Madison Bumgarner Fires Back At Nats Pitcher Over Designated Hitter SuggestionThe 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.
7 Things Madison Bumgarner Has Done Over The Last 12 Months To Prove He's The BossInjuries 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.
Bumgarner, Kershaw Set For MVP Matchup In Giants-Dodgers GameThis is the first time in Major League Baseball history the reigning regular-season MVP will oppose the World Series MVP as starters.
Bumgarner Warns 'Sissy Hands' Perils In Commercial For CarharttWe 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.
Madison Bumgarner Goes Full Paul Bunyan Mode For Giants Photo ShootThe 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.
After Winning MVP Chevy, Madison Bumgarner Shows Up To Spring Training In FordApparently 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.
Giants Ace Madison Bumgarner Named AP Male Athlete Of The YearMadison 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.
Bumgarner Named Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman Of The Year After Postseason HeroicsThe 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.
Giants World Series Heroics Captured In Bizarre Taiwanese AnimationThe hyperbole has been flowing ever since Madison Bumgarner shut down the Kansas City Royals (again) to give the Giants their third World Series in five years, but nobody has gone so far as to compare him to an indestructible 'Terminator 2' cyborg villain, until now.