Andrew McCutchen Has Reached An Impressive Pirate Mark

Andrew McCutchen #22 of the Pittsburgh Pirates records his 1,500th hit as a Pittsburgh Pirate against the Texas Rangers during Inter-League Play at PNC Park on May 22, 2023 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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Andrew McCutchen has bounced around a bit during his career.

However, he has spent the majority of his playing career with one team, which is the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The veteran outfielder and designated hitter reached the Major Leagues back in 2009 and helped guide the Pirates to three consecutive winning seasons and a postseason berth from 2013–15.

He was traded to the San Francisco Giants in 2018 and later spent time with the New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies and Milwaukee Brewers.

But most of his achievements have come in black and gold.

On Monday, he made some significant Pirates history when he reached 1,500 career hits in a Pirates uniform.

The Pirates took to Twitter to congratulate their homegrown star on his achievement.

McCutchen returned to the Pirates this past season on a one-year contract after five years away from the organization.

It is clear that fans in Pittsburgh missed him after he left the team.

However, no love is lost and the McCutcheons were overjoyed to make the return voyage to the pirates.

And in his first season with the team, he has accomplished an impressive feat.

With this feat, McCutchen became the 12th player in Pirates history to reach 1,500 hits during his time in Pittsburgh.

The Pirates are one of the original MLB teams and have a rich history.

McCutchen is definitely a big part of that history.

The slugger won the National League MVP Award in 2013 when the Pirates were on the rise.

Regression is already hitting the Pirates hard