PITTSBURGH (KDKA 93-7 The Fan) — Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen was awarded the Roberto Clemente Award Friday night for positive contributions on and off the field.
McCutchen became just the second Pirate to win the award, joining Willie Stargell, who won the award in 1974. McCutchen told Chris Mack that winning the award means a lot to him.READ MORE: Bowling Green State University Fraternity Suspended After Student Hospitalized
“It’s definitely an honor. Roberto Clemente, you just can’t say enough about him,” McCutchen said. “I feel like we’d be here for 30 minutes just talking about Roberto Clemente and how much he means to me, this franchise, and just to have that uniform on… it means a little more to me.”
McCutchen said that it’s never been difficult for him to help others, and he enjoys it.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Weather: Clear Skies, Sunny Sunday
“You need to be able to do things when you have the chance, the opportunity to,” he said. “Baseball is a big part of my life, so it’s something that I have to make time for, but when I have that extra time to be able to do something else, I like to go out there and do it. This never feels like work when it comes to helping other people.”
McCutchen talked about how much he likes playing in Pittsburgh.MORE NEWS: Pittsburgh Area Residents Still Receiving Chase Bank Cards They Did Not Sign Up For
“The city means a heck of a lot to me,” he said. “Signing a contract, then us turning things around, it’s just like a picture-perfect storybook. I just want to continue just to stay here, win, win a championship here, that would be icing on the cake. I believe we’re working towards that, and I just want to always be a part of that. I couldn’t see myself being anywhere else, honestly.”