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World Series hero wants people to know he's a Christian

San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner threw in relief in the fifth inning in game seven of the World Series on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri (Credit: The Kansas City Star/John Sleezer) San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner has made history.  Not just by leading his team to victory in the World Series and being named Most Valuable Player.  Not just by pitching 36 innings in the Series while giving up only one run, a fact that makes him statistically the greatest pitcher in Series history.  But also by pitching five innings in relief Thursday night after winning two starts.  No one has done that in a century.

His earned run average is lower than any pitcher with at least three starts in the Series.  Experts such as Curt Shilling are calling his work the "best post season performance ever."  But he wants you to know that baseball is only part of his story.

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Brett Favre on Peyton Manning breaking his TD record

Peyton Manning, Indianpolis Colts quarterback meets with Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre following a 45-31 Colts win over the Packers at the RCA Dome in Indianpolis, September 26, 2004 (Credit: AP/Michael Conroy) Peyton Manning has thrown 503 touchdown passes in his career, 12 of them over four games this season.  At that pace, he will throw six more over the next two games.  When he does, he will surpass Brett Favre's 508 career TD passes, a record once thought unbreakable.

How does Favre feel about losing his record to Manning?

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What makes Derek Jeter so special?

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter (2) is congratulated by right fielder Ichiro Suzuki (31) after being replaced by a pinch runner during the third inning at Fenway Park on September 28, 2014, Boston, MA, USA (Credit: USA TODAY Sports/Greg M. Cooper) Garin Cecchini was a year old when the New York Yankees drafted Derek Jeter in 1992.  Cecchini played shortstop as a kid, and Jeter was his favorite player.  He is now a rookie playing for the Boston Red Sox and wears No. 70, the number assigned to Jeter by the Yankees in spring training the year before he made the majors.

Last weekend, Jeter finished his major league career in Boston.  Each game, he hit an infield single that Cecchini eventually fielded.  The New York Times quoted Ceccini on Jeter: "He's a guy you respect and kind of want to idolize because everyone liked him.  And he was a winner.  He's won a lot of games, won championships.  That's all you want to be recognized as in this sport: a winner."

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