Madison Bumgarner

Name: Madison Bumgarner ( Madison Bumgarner )
Born: August 01, 1989
Age: 34 years old
Birthplace: North Carolina, USA
Height: 6 Feet 4 Inches
Occupation: baseball player
Relationship Status: married
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  • Horoscope: Leo
  • Net worth: $40 000 000
  • Ethnicity: white
  • Nationality: American
  • Fathers name: Kevin Bumgarner
  • Mothers name: Debbie Bumgarner
  • Education: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; South Caldwell High School
  • Weight: 116.0
  • Hair color: Dark brown
  • Eye color: Hazel
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    Madison Bumgarner: biography

    Madison Bumgarner is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks of Major League Baseball (MLB).

    Childhood and youth

    Madison Bumgarner was born on August 1, 1989, in Hickory, North Carolina. He grew up on a farm and was the youngest of four children. His father, Kevin, worked as a mechanic and a farmer, while his mother, Debbie, was a stay-at-home mom.

    As a child, Bumgarner showed a natural talent for baseball and began playing at a young age. He played Little League baseball and participated in travel leagues, where he developed his skills as a pitcher. Bumgarner also played basketball and football in high school, but his primary focus was always on baseball.

    Bumgarner attended South Caldwell High School in Hudson, North Carolina, where he was a standout baseball player. He was a two-time North Carolina Gatorade Player of the Year and set a state record for career strikeouts with 476. In his senior year, he had a 12-2 record with a 1.00 earned run average (ERA) and 143 strikeouts in 86 innings pitched.

    Baseball career

    Madison Bumgarner began his professional baseball career with the San Francisco Giants organization in 2007, after being drafted in the first round. He spent a few seasons in the minor leagues, developing his pitching skills and working his way up through the ranks.

    Bumgarner made his Major League Baseball (MLB) debut with the Giants on September 8, 2009, at the age of 20. He started 2009 in Single-A San Jose and moved quickly through the system. He made four starts for the Giants in the regular season and pitched in the playoffs as well, helping the Giants win the National League pennant that year.

    Over the next few seasons, Bumgarner established himself as one of the top pitchers in baseball. He was a key part of the Giants' championship teams in 2010, 2012, and 2014, and he earned the World Series MVP award in 2014. In that series, he pitched a complete-game shutout in Game 5, allowing just four hits and striking out eight.

    Bumgarner was known for his dominant postseason performances, earning a reputation as a clutch pitcher who could pitch deep into games. He had a 2.11 ERA in 102.1 postseason innings pitched, with a 4-0 record in World Series games.

    In addition to his postseason success, Bumgarner was a four-time All-Star and won two Silver Slugger Awards for his hitting prowess as a pitcher. He was also known for his work ethic and competitiveness on the mound.

    After spending 11 seasons with the Giants, Bumgarner became a free agent following the 2019 season. He signed a five-year, $85 million contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks in December 2019, making him one of the highest-paid pitchers in baseball at the time.

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    In his first season with the Diamondbacks, Bumgarner struggled with injuries and inconsistency, posting a 1-4 record with a 6.48 ERA in nine starts. However, he rebounded in 2021 and had a solid season, finishing with a 7-10 record and a 4.26 ERA in 29 starts. He also made headlines in April 2021 when he pitched a seven-inning no-hitter in a doubleheader against the Atlanta Braves, though the game was not recognized as an official no-hitter by MLB because it was only seven innings.

    Madison Bumgarner achieved a significant milestone in his career on June 22, 2022, at Petco Park, when he struck out Luke Voit swinging in the bottom of the fourth inning to record his 2,000th career strikeout. This accomplishment made him the 86th pitcher in the history of Major League Baseball to reach this milestone, and the eighth-fastest left-handed pitcher in terms of innings pitched.

    However, despite this impressive feat, Bumgarner's 2022 season was a challenging one, as he struggled to maintain his form. He finished the season with a record of 7 wins and 15 losses, and a relatively high earned run average (ERA) of 4.88. Additionally, he gave up the most doubles in the major leagues, with a total of 50, over the course of 158 and two-thirds innings pitched.

    After making four starts for the Diamondbacks in 2023, Madison Bumgarner experienced a challenging start to the season. He struggled to find his form, earning an 0-3 record and a high earned run average (ERA) of 10.26. He also recorded just 10 strikeouts over 16 and two-thirds innings pitched.

    As a result of his struggles, the Diamondbacks made the decision to designate Bumgarner for assignment on April 20, removing him from their active roster. This move signaled the team's intention to part ways with the veteran left-handed pitcher, at least in the short term.

    Personal life

    Madison Bumgarner is a private person and has kept his personal life out of the public eye for the most part. He is married to Ali Saunders, whom he met while they were both attending high school in North Carolina. The couple got married in 2010, they have no children. Off the field, Bumgarner enjoys hunting, fishing, and farming. He grew up on a farm in North Carolina and has maintained his connection to the land throughout his baseball career. In 2014, he bought a 100-acre property in North Carolina where he grows crops and raises livestock.

    Bumgarner is also involved in charitable work. He and his wife started the "Bumgarner Family Foundation" in 2012, which supports a variety of causes, including animal welfare, education, and youth sports. The foundation has donated to organizations such as the Boys and Girls Club and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

    Achievements and accomplishments

    Madison Bumgarner has had a distinguished career in Major League Baseball (MLB) and has achieved numerous accolades and accomplishments, including:

    • Three-time World Series champion with the San Francisco Giants (2010, 2012, 2014)
    • World Series MVP in 2014
    • Four-time All-Star (2013-2016)
    • Two-time Silver Slugger Award winner (2014, 2015)
    • National League Championship Series MVP in 2014
    • Led the National League in innings pitched in 2015 and 2016
    • Led the National League in shutouts in 2016
    • Pitched a seven-inning no-hitter in a doubleheader against the Atlanta Braves in 2021 (though it was not officially recognized as a no-hitter by MLB)
    • Holds the MLB record for the most home runs by a pitcher in a single postseason (two in 2014)
    • Had a career-high 251 strikeouts in 2016
    • Finished in the top 10 in the National League Cy Young Award voting four times (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)

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