— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) December 8, 2014
North Carolina baseball legend Madison Bumgarner once dated a girl with his exact same first and last name.
The odd coincidence was reported in a recent in-depth profile piece on Bumgarner by Sports Illustrated.
Bumgarner has recently been in the news after just being named the Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year for 2014.
Bumgarner, nicknamed “Mad Bum,” was the Most Valuable Player of the 2014 World Series, his third World Series championship as a Giant. He was born in Hudson, N.C.
His profile piece in Sports Illustrated also features other interesting facts including that he once saved a baby jackrabbit after it was swallowed by a rattlesnake.