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Madison K. Bumgarner
- Bats Right, Throws Left
- Height 6' 4", Weight 215 lb.
- High School South Caldwell High School
- Debut September 8, 2009
 Biographical Information
Pitcher Madison Bumgarner was selected by the San Francisco Giants in the first round of the 2007 amateur draft. He was signed by scout Pat Portugal and made his pro debut the next summer with the Augusta Greenjackets, going 15-3 to confirm his status as one of the top pitching prospects in all of organized baseball. By the end of the 2009 season, he was pitching in the major leagues with the Giants. He became nationally-known during the 2010 World Series, when he pitched 8 scoreless innings in Game 4 against the Texas Rangers to help put the Giants on their way to their first Championship since moving to San Francisco, CA.
On April 16, 2012, the Giants signed Bumgarner to a five-year contract extension worth $35 million, with option years extending until 2019. He rewarded their confidence with a great season, going 16-11 with a 3.37 ERA and 191 strikeouts in 208 1/3 innings. However, he was roughed up in his first two outings of the postseason, losing 9-0 to the Cincinnati Reds in Game 2 of the NLDS and 6-4 to the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 1 of the NLCS. He looked so out of sorts that there was a question whether he would be used at all in the World Series, but he responded with a vintage performance in Game 2 on October 25, giving up no runs on 2 hits while striking out 8 in 7 innings to earn the Giants' 2-0 win over the Detroit Tigers.
Bumgarner started 2013 where he had left off the previous season, pitching 8 scoreless innings in which he gave up only two hits in his first start of the season against the Los Angeles Dodgers on April 2nd. Sergio Romo added a perfect 9th inning to complete the 3-0 combined shutout. On June 14th, he took a no-hitter into the 6th inning in a start against the Atlanta Braves, and enede up giving 2 hits and a walk while striking out 10 in 7 innings, combining with Sandy Rosario on a 6-0 shutout.
 Notable Achievements
- 2008 Pitcher of the Year South Atlantic League Augusta GreenJackets
- NL All-Star (2013)
- 15 Wins Seasons: 1 (2012)
- 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 3 (2011-2013)
- Won two World Series with the San Francisco Giants in 2010 and 2012