Baseball Giants ace Madison Bumgarner will not participate in the Home Run Derby this summer after the Players Association lobbied against the idea, according to the Bay Area News Group.More than a few baseball fans were enticed by the idea of seeing the game's best hitting pitcher slug it out against the best home run hitters in . The idea of a pitchers-only derby was also talked about. MORE: Bumgarner makes history as first pitcher to hit in AL park in 40 yearsGiants manager Bruce Bochy did leave some hope for the spectacle to take place next season, saying the PA plans to revisit the topic of pitchers hitting in the Derby next season.  It was odd for the news to break Thursday, the same day Bochy decided to leave Bumgarner in the lineup in an American League ballpark. It was the first time since 1976 a pitcher hit in an interleague game in an AL stadium. Bumgarner, 27, won the Silver Slugger in 2014 and 2015 as NL's best hitting pitcher.MORE: SN ranks the 50 best players i

n He will now have to wait until next year to prove he belongs with the game's best regardless of position.