In Major League Baseball, the San Francisco Giants could clinch their third World Series title in five years with a victory over the Kansas City Royals tonight. Leading the way for the Giants has been Madison Bumgarner. The pitcher grew up and learned the game in Hickory, North Carolina.
Jeff Parham is head coach at South Caldwell High School and he was one of the first to coach the future Giants' ace. He first saw Bumgarner throw when the young man was in middle school. Bumgarner had come to a baseball summer camp.
How good was he?