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World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner dated a girl named Madison Bumgarner

Madison Bumgarner is a three-time World Series champion, a post-season legend, and now, the answer to the ridiculous trivia question: Which pro athlete once dated Madison Bumgarner?

Yes, Bumgarner once dated a girl who shares his name, according to Tom Verducci's Sports Illustrated profile of the San Francisco Giants ace. "No relation, I'm sure of it," Bumgarner told the magazine.

Though the pairing sounds impossible, Bumgarner hails from a place colloquially known as "Bumtown" because it's home to a ton of Bumgarners who emigrated from Germany two centuries ago. Now you know.