Major League Baseball handed Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen the Roberto Clemente Award on Monday. But one fan nearly upstaged the league with his own "honor."
And it's a piece of hardware we're guessing McCutchen will also find room for in the trophy case:
The All-Star outfielder and former MVP was given a home run ball accompanied by a heartwarming letter from Matt Graeber, a young fan whom McCutchen has visited at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.
The gift, Graeber wrote, was one of three home run balls he hit after his treatment for a brain abscess, and it blew away McCutchen, who called Graeber a "true hero."
The same could be said for McCutchen whose myriad acts of benevolence are well-documented and earned much attention in March after he cut off his trademark dreadlocks to be auctioned for charity.
Real (hero) recognize real (hero).