Madison Kyle Bumgarner (born August 1, 1989), commonly known by his nickname, "MadBum", is an American professional baseball pitcher who is a free agent.
He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the San Francisco Giants.
Bumgarner has won three World Series championships (2010, 2012, 2014) and two Silver Slugger Awards (2014, 2015).
He has also been selected to four National League All-Star teams and has the most strikeouts in franchise history by a Giants left-handed pitcher.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.
After graduating, he was selected with the tenth overall pick in the 2007 MLB draft by the San Francisco Giants.
He and Buster Posey both made their major league debuts in 2009, and have since established a reputation as one of the best batteries in recent MLB history.
Bumgarner pitched eight scoreless innings in Game 4 of the 2010 World Series, helping win the franchise's first World Series in San Francisco and the first since 1954.
Two years later, Bumgarner pitched seven more scoreless innings in Game 2 of the 2012 World Series.
Bumgarner became the ace of a Giants pitching staff that won three World Series championships in a five-year span.
After setting the World Series record for the lowest earned run average, he was named the Most Valuable Player of the 2014 World Series, the 2014 Babe Ruth Award winner, the 2014 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year, and the 2014 Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year.