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Bumgarner Named AP Male Athlete of The Year

World Series hero top male athlete.

On Tuesday, Madison Bumgarner was named the AP 2014 Male Athlete of the Year. The all-star lefty had a great season finishing 18-10, with a 2.98 ERA and 219 strike outs in 217.1 innings.

His dominant regular season carried over into the post season as he helped lead the San Francisco Giants to their third World Series championship in the last five years. He finished the post season with four wins, a 1.03 ERA, and 45 strike outs in 52.2 innings.

Bumgarner adds this accolade to his growing awards in 2014 alone, as he also took home the NLCS and World Series MVP awards and Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year.

Note: With Bumgarner joining Mo’ne Davis, as the recipients of the AP Male and Female Athlete of the Year awards, it was a total baseball sweep.

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David is the Co-Founder and Executive Editor of Legends On Deck®, as well as a Co-Host on Legends On Deck Podcast. David was a Senior Editor for MetsMerizedOnline.com, MetsMinors.net and Contributor for Hardballchat.com that spanned from 2010 to 2014. David made his MLB Debut as a writer in June 2014, while covering the NY Mets at Citi Field, for MetsmerizedOnline.com. David also coaches baseball for ages 13-15, a Babe Ruth League team in his local community. David's passion is coaching the game he loves to the future Legends of Tomorrow as well as making available a website that people can have fun sharing and reading. David is also passionate about his career as a Mortgage Loan Officer which allows him to help many families reach their dreams of owning a home. Connect with David via his Social Media pages as he loves to chat all about baseball.

David is the Co-Founder and Executive Editor of Legends On Deck®, as well as a Co-Host on Legends On Deck Podcast. David was a Senior Editor for MetsMerizedOnline.com, MetsMinors.net and Contributor for Hardballchat.com that spanned from 2010 to 2014. David made his MLB Debut as a writer in June 2014, while covering the NY Mets at Citi Field, for MetsmerizedOnline.com. David also coaches baseball for ages 13-15, a Babe Ruth League team in his local community. David's passion is coaching the game he loves to the future Legends of Tomorrow as well as making available a website that people can have fun sharing and reading. David is also passionate about his career as a Mortgage Loan Officer which allows him to help many families reach their dreams of owning a home. Connect with David via his Social Media pages as he loves to chat all about baseball.

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