Congratulations to Madison Bumgarner: a World Series champ and wilderness champ!

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San Francisco Giant Madison Bumgarner is at the top of the baseball world—and a great friend of wilderness to boot.

What a year! After an All-Star season during which he placed in the league’s top five in wins, strikeouts and innings pitched, lefty Madison Bumgarner capped it off by earning World Series Most Valuable Player honors, after a heroic relief effort in the deciding seventh game.  

Though the playoffs have been a thrilling ride, we’re sure that Madison will be eager to get back into the great outdoors during the offseason. Earlier this year, he appeared in a public service announcement for The Wilderness Society, asking “Where Is Your Wild?”

Watch as he talks a bit about how much he values his time in the mountains when he’s home with his family:

Back in August, the Giants helped The Wilderness Society celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. We set up a booth in the Giants’ Community Clubhouse behind home plate to tell people about that special law, spread the word about the importance of public lands conservation and inspire people to get into the outdoors. The Giants also hosted service corps groups who are working with us on 50 wilderness restoration projects in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Actthe  “FIFTY for the 50th” campaign.

As we said back then: if nature works for Madison, then maybe a hike up into the mountains can help you finally develop that four-seam fastball. Hey, it’s worth a shot!

Congratulations to Madison and the Giants. Enjoy your time off in the great outdoors!

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