NY/SF Giants best players all-time: No. 24-Madison Bumgarner
Now let’s get back to the 21st century. Madison Bumgarner is going to forever be a legend in the Bay Area for his work in the Octobers of 2010, 2012, and 2014.
His most memorable performance was in Game 7 against the Kansas City Royals in 2014 when he came out of the bullpen on short rest and just totally dominated a talented Royals lineup en route to the Giants’ third title in the last six seasons.
His five scoreless innings in Game 7 wasn’t the only reason he is No. 24 on the list. He is a four-time All-Star, World Series MVP (2014), NLCS MVP (2014), two-time Silver Slugger (2014, 2015), and Babe Ruth award winner.
It was only fitting that he made his major league debut for the Giants in place for legend Tim Lincecum against the team that Lincecum threw two no-no’s against–the San Diego Padres.
Fans also know him for loving to get in the box in National League ballparks. During batting practice, he sometimes has more power than a lot of the position players and then he has shown it during games. Over his career, he has a total of 19 home runs so he is sure to be mad about the universal DH for 2020 but don’t be surprised if he still hits for the Diamondbacks.
“Mad Bum” made his last appearance in a Giants uniform vs the Dodgers in 2019 at Bruce Bochy’s final game. He would sign a five-year deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks to stay out west for probably the remainder of his career.