You may recall from the beginning of the season that Carhartt, the workwear apparel company, and Giants starter Madison Bumgarner were partnered up with Helmets to Hardhats, a national nonprofit that helps military service members find civilian jobs. Bumgarner and Carhartt are donating $500 for every strikeout he gets this year to the effort.
Lately a lot of folks have been talking about Madison Bumgarner, baseball’s best power hitting pitcher, entering the Home Run Derby. Including Madison Bumgarner. I suspect Major League Baseball is lukewarm at best with respect to that and that it won’t happen, but today Carhartt sweetened the pot: they just announced that they have offered to donate $1,000 per Bumgarner home run in the Derby to Helmets to Hardhats.
But first he’d have to be let into the Home Run Debry. The ball is in your court, Major League Baseball.