Andrew McCutchen, Pirates make a sick child's wishes come true

Wednesday July 23rd, 2014

The Pittsburgh Pirates and outfielder Andrew McCutchen teamed up with the Make-A-Wish Foundation on Tuesday to give 12-year old cancer patient Matthew Beichner an amazing day at the ballpark.

Beichner lives in Colorado but told the charity that he would like nothing more than to meet his hero McCutchen, so the team flew him and his family out to PNC park, where he ate lunch in center field with the reigning NL MVP and was then surprised with a one-day contract to join the Pirates by team president Frank Coonelly.

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The day continued with Matthew throwing out the first pitch before the team's game against the division leading Milwaukee Brewers.

According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Alex Nieves, when asked what he would tell his friends upon returning home form the whirlwind trip, the 12-year old replied "I would tell them that it was one of the best days ever."

[Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

-Brendan Maloy

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