Andrew McCutchen will go down as one of the best to ever suit up for the Pittsburgh Pirates.



The 37-year-old has accomplished a lot throughout his career and is not showing any signs of slowing down when it comes to making an impact on his team.


Through 47 games, McCutchen is tied for first on his team in homers with eight and he’s in the top five in batting average, hitting .237. He put together a solid performance at the plate during May as he hit .277 with five home runs, 12 RBI, and a .468 slugging percentage.


At the plate, McCutchen has barreled up a good number of pitches, but sometimes in baseball, it doesn’t work out in your favor.


“It’s very hard as a professional to not be rewarded when you do everything right,” he said. “The numbers say, more times than not, you are rewarded, but for me, it felt like the polar opposite.”


Despite not getting the outcome he wants at the plate when he’s making good contact, that’s not stopping him from continuing to get out there and have success during his at-bats.


“I’m doing something right. I’m just not being rewarded for it,” McCutchen said. “That’s how I’m looking at it.”


The Florida native has become a hero in the city of Pittsburgh and while he’s still playing, his legacy is cemented there.


McCutchen is a player who you want to be around and want to have as a teammate. Not only is he passionate on the field, he’s passionate off as well.


He wants to help put his team in the best position to win and he’s willing to do whatever it takes. Yes, he has garnered multiple accolades throughout his career, but he’s a team player and wants to see his team win.


At Age 37 Andrew McCutchen Still Impacts Rising Pittsburgh Pirates


The Pirates have their work cut out for them if they want to make a push for the postseason this year and you better believe McCutchen is going to lead his team both on and off the field.


For his career, McCutchen has posted a .275 batting average through 2,054 games played and has a .464 slugging percentage.


Member of the 300 HR Club


Coming into the 2024 season, McCutchen was one swing away from reaching a milestone. He accomplished that on April 14 against the Philadelphia Phillies as he hit his 300th career home run.


The 2013 National League MVP became the 13th player with 2,000 hits, 400 doubles, 45 triples, 300 homers and 200 stolen bases.


“I’m happy that’s over with,” he said after hitting the home run. “I’ve been sitting on that one for a while.”


McCutchen became the fourth Pirates player to hit 300 home runs, the last Pirate to do so was Jeremy Burnitz in 2006.



When his career is over, there’s no question he will be inducted into the Pirates Hall of Fame. What he’s done for the Pirates organization cannot go unnoticed and he has proven time after time that he’s one of the best that has suited up for the Bucs.

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