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Former Indians star pops the question on 'Ellen'

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Former Indianapolis Indians star Andrew McCutchen made a big splash Wednesday on the "Ellen" show.

The current Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder and reigning National League MVP wrapped up his first appearance on the show by proposing to his girlfriend, Maria Hanslovan. The proposal came after a brief conversation with show host Ellen DeGeneres, which included highlights of McCutchen in action for the Pirates.

Watch video of McCutchen's appearance

After the video montage, Hanslovan was brought on stage and the outfielder popped the question.

"I didn't do any of this for the publicity, I didn't do any of this for the recognition, I did this to show you that, if I could tell the whole world how much I love you, I would do it," McCutchen said before dropping to a knee and presenting a ring.

DeGeneres celebrated the "yes" response with a bouquet of flowers for Hanslovan and a black top hat with the Pirates' "P" logo for McCutchen. She also gave the new bride-to-be a veil with the Pirates logo on the front and "Mrs. 22" - McCutchen's jersey number - on the back.

McCutchen, 27, played in Indianapolis from 2007 until he was called up to the Pirates in 2009.

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