Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen was named this year’s winner of the Roberto Clemente Award, and he was presented his award prior to Game 3 of the World Series on Friday.
The Clemente Award, named for former Pirates star Roberto Clemente, is given to the player who best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship and community involvement.
One player is nominated from each team.
McCutchen, the 2013 National League MVP, is involved with a number of community and non-profit organizations in Pittsburgh, including Pirates Charities, the Make-A- Wish Foundation of Greater Pittsburgh and Southern West Virginia, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation, the Homeless Children’s Education Fund, the Light of Life Rescue Mission and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh.
McCutchen’s “Cutch’s Crew” mentors Pittsburgh inner city youth baseball players and at-risk youth.
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