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Bumgarner a throwback to pre-pitch count era

In this Oct. 6, 1966 file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers' Sandy Koufax, pitches against the Baltimore Orioles in game two of the World Series baseball game in Los Angeles.In 1965, Koufax didn't pitch the Dodgers' Series opener at Minnesota because of Yom Kippur and lost to Jim Kaat the following day. Koufax pitched a four-hit shutout on three days' rest to win Game 5, then came back with a three-hit shutout on two days' rest to win Game 7. (AP Photo/File)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Madison Bumgarner is a throwback to the days before pampering and pitch counts.

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Matt Williams headlines Nevada baseball dinner

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams has agreed to be the featured speaker at an annual fundraiser for the University of Nevada baseball team in January.

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Giants ace Bumgarner wins World Series MVP

San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner celebrates after winning 3-2 to win the series over Kansas City Royals after Game 7 of baseball's World Series Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Madison Bumgarner was limbering up at Kauffman Stadium this week, getting loose with his San Francisco teammates near the dugout, when Tim Hudson and Michael Morse sneaked up from behind and ruffled the pitcher’s long, scraggly locks.

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Royals’ season ends 90 feet short in World Series

Kansas City Royals players watch from their dugout the seventh inning of Game 7 of baseball's World Series against the San Francisco Giants Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The roars from the field had died away. Kauffman Stadium had fallen silent for the first time all night. In the Royals’ clubhouse, Alex Gordon had finally peeled off his dirt-stained jersey.

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Scoring decision gives Affeldt Game 7 win

San Francisco Giants pitcher Jeremy Affeldt throws during the third inning of Game 7 of baseball's World Series against the Kansas City Royals Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Madison Bumgarner will have to settle for the longest save in World Series history rather than a Game 7 win.

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