Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen has won the 2013 National League Most Valuable Player award. McCutchen received 28 first-place votes for the award and is the first Pirate in over 20 years to win the award. McCutchen released a statement on his Twitter account after it was announced that he won.
Here is McCutchen’s statement in full:
Words cannot describe how overjoyed I am at winning the National League MVP this year. It is truly an honor to be able to represent this franchise and the city of Pittsburgh with this award. I want to thank my teammates and coaches, the organization, and Pirates fans everywhere for the amazing support I have received this past year. Awards such as the MVP only come with great teamwork and leadership. That is evidenced by Clint Hurdle winning Manager of the Year as well. While I will savor this award forever, this only makes me more hungry to bring a World Series championship back to Pittsburgh. It is my promise that I will continue to work hard to improve on and off the field, and I hope I can provide a positive example for youth everywhere.
Words cannot describe how overjoyed I am at winning the National League MVP this year. It is truly an honor (cont) http://t.co/mVXynU9H2I
— andrew mccutchen (@TheCUTCH22) November 14, 2013