Madison Bumgarner is a renowned award-winning baseball pitcher who has entertained the world through both his passion in the game and talent. He has earned admiration, respect and also distinguished himself as the Most Valuable Player in his team. His name began to be heard in many places when he began to play for San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball (MLB).
Not only is Madison famous for his talent but also as one among the greatest in baseball. His proficiency in the sports turned him into a celebrity, one never to be forgotten in a hurry. The baseball star has been nicknamed The Carolina Pitch, Maddie, and MadBum
Who Is Madison Bumgarner? (Biography And Age)
He was born Madison Kyle Bumgarner on August 1, 1989, in North Carolina and is said to be of German origin. It has been reported that Madison’s first word was “a ball.” Madison Bumgarner at the very young age of 4 had found his space in baseball where he started to train. His parents, Kevin and Debbie were very encouraging of the athletic skill the young boy exuded. Therefore as a 4-year-old, Bumgarner had already discovered his passion which he later turned into a career, he began to play baseball with those who were more mature than him.
For his educational pursuit, Madison Bumgarner went to the South Caldwell High school where he played baseball. In 2007, his team won the 4A State Championship.
Upon his graduation in 2007, Madison was drafted by San Francisco Giants and in the same year he began his career, he received the South Atlantic League pitching triple crown. He continued with his career through 2008 when he played for the Augusta Greenjackets for a little while before starting a new season with the Giants’ High-A affiliate in 2009.
In 2009 at the age of 20, Madison Bumgarner became the second-youngest pitcher to begin a game for the Giants. The following year, he made yet another history by becoming the Giants’ youngest player to appear in, start, and win a playoff game. Then, in 2012, he signed a six-year deal with the Giants with a possibility of extension. His career continued to soar with each passing year and for the first time in his professional career, Madison became the Giants’ Opening Day starter (2014) and was also named the National League Player of the Week for the first time (2015). In 2018 and 2019, the Giants applied Bumgarner’s contract options.
All through his career, Madison Bumgarner has been resolute to make a name for himself in MLB and he has been quite successful at it. He is the first Giants left-handed pitcher to top multiple fourteen strikeout games in a single season and career; one among the three pitchers to make a minimum of four uninterrupted Opening Day start (2017); longest save in a world series game (2014) and a host of others.
For his excellent performances since the beginning of his career, he has won several awards which include: Associate Press Male Athlete of the Year (2014), Babe Ruth Award (2014), National League Pitcher of the Month (May and August, 2014), National League All-Star (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016), National League Silver Slugger Award and Pitcher (2014, 2015), Willie Mac Award (2014) among others.
Madison Bumgarner’s Wife
On Valentine’s Day in 2010, MadBum exchanged marital vows with Ali Saunders – the woman he started dating since High school. However, before Ali, it has been reported that he was in a relationship with a girl named Madison Bumgarner. Despite the two being married for many years, they are known to have no child yet.
Also, Ali Saunders is a private woman who has stayed off the cameras. Thus, very little is known about the baseball player’s wife.
Other Facts You Need To Know About The Baseball Pitcher
- Bumgarner’s parents divorced while he was still in High school.
- He has a stepsister and two half-brothers.
- However, in 2010, he lost his half-sister after she mistakenly took an overdose of painkiller drugs.
- Madison has an athletic body and stands at a height of 6 feet 5 inches (1.98m) and weighs 110kg or 242lbs.
- Madison is known for his hard work and good baseball skills with which he has gotten himself a decent sum since the beginning of his career. In 2016, his earning was $9.75 million.
- Following the renewal of his contract in 2017, Madison Bumgarner began earning $12 million per annum.
- His net worth is estimated to be about $25 million.