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Andrew McCutchen Wins Roberto Clemente Award

McCutchen won the 2015 Roberto Clemente award (Photo Credit: David Hague)
Andrew McCutchen Wins Roberto Clemente Award
John Dreker

Andrew McCutchen has won the Roberto Clemente award, becoming the first Pirates' player to win the award since Willie Stargell in 1974. The award is given out annually to the player who best exemplifies baseball, sportsmanship, community involvement and contributes to his team.

Team owner Bob Nutting has this to say about McCutchen winning the award:

“I could not be more proud of Andrew for this well-deserved honor. He is more than a dynamic player on the field and a leader in our clubhouse; he is a person who carries himself with high character and honor every day.

“Andrew is involved in so much of what we do at Pirates Charities and in our community. However, perhaps what I appreciate the most about Andrew is in those moments that take place away from the public spotlight. To se...

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John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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