Andrew McCutcheon (37) returned to the Pittsburgh Pirates of the American Professional Baseball Major League (MLB). McCutcheon is a player who led the short heyday of the ‘Pirate Corps’. Pittsburgh, which suffered sluggish performance such as finishing last in the league for three consecutive years, seeks to escape the dark age by recruiting McCutcheon.
Pittsburgh fell into a long dark period, failing to advance to the postseason for 20 consecutive years from 1993 to 2012. Then, in 2013, McCutcheon hit 0.317 with 21 homers and 84 RBIs, becoming the National League MVP, and Pittsburgh advanced to the postseason for the first time in 21 years. McCutcheon’s performance ended Pittsburgh’s long dark period.
In addition, Pittsburgh succeeded in fall baseball for three consecutive years from 2013 to 2015 with McCutcheon. However, starting in 2016, it faced another dark period. McKutchen wore a San Francisco Giants uniform during the 2018 season and then returned to his hometown team Pittsburgh via the New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies and Milwaukee Brewers.
Pittsburgh stayed at the bottom of the National League Central Division for three consecutive years from 2019 to 2021, and was tied for last with the Cincinnati Reds last year. In particular, he suffered the humiliation of accumulating 100 losses for the second consecutive year in 69 years, recording 101 losses (61 wins) in 2021 and 100 losses (62 wins) in 2022. A desperate situation to escape the dark age.
Pittsburgh signed a contract with McCutcheon for a total of 5 million dollars (about 6.175 billion won) for one year. Pittsburgh is aiming to advance to the post eight years after 2015 with McCutcheon’s joining to escape the dark period. McCutcheon will play center fielder, which was his main position in Pittsburgh. With Choi Ji-man (32) of Korea wearing a Pittsburgh uniform ahead of this season, he is expected to lead the revival of Pittsburgh in the 2023 season. 메이저사이트