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Five Fun Facts About San Francisco Giants Madison Bumgarner

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on May 10, 2016

Madison Bumgarner continues to be one of the most highly thought of pitchers in baseball. With his long list of accomplishments, he’s got the track record to justify all that praise too. Here is a look at five fun facts about Madison Bumgarner.

Who Was Drafted Before Madison Bumgarner?

In 2007, the San Francisco Giants selected Madison Bumgarner with the 10th overall pick in the Major League Baseball Draft. The nine players picked ahead of him were David Price, Mike Moustakas, Josh Vitters, Daniel Moskos, Matt Wieters, Ross Detwiler, Matt LaPorta, Casey Weathers, and Jarrod Parker.

Madison Bumgarner’s First Game

In Madison Bumgarner’s first MLB game ever, a 4-3 Giants loss to the Padres, he gave up five hits, two earned runs, and two home runs in five and a third innings.

Madison Bumgarner’s Top Home Run Opponent

The first opposing player to hit a total of five home runs off of Madison Bumgarner during their career was Carlos Gonzalez of the Colorado Rockies. Gonzalez actually had two of the first eight home runs Bumgarner ever gave up.

Madison Bumgarner’s First Grand Slam Home Run Given Up

The first grand slam home run Madison Bumgarner would give up during his career was hit on May 17, 2013 by Jordan Pacheco of the Rockies.

Who Did Madison Bumgarner Intentionally Walk For The First Time?

The first intentional walk issued by Madison Bumgarner in his career went to Chase Headley of the Padres in 2009.

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