AP Male Athlete Of The Year: Madison Bumgarner
World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner is the AP Male Athlete of the Year, topping voting that was dominated by baseball players:
The shaggy-haired left-hander who takes as much pride in his pitching and durability as he does his deep North Carolina roots, Bumgarner became October’s biggest star for a San Francisco club that really needed one during another improbable World Series run.
Bumgarner finished first in a vote by U.S. editors and news directors. He beat out Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw — who won the National League Cy Young and MVP. Retiring New York Yankees star Derek Jeter and golfer Rory McIlroy tied for third place. The award was announced Tuesday.
Yeah, Jeter was third. Sigh.