Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh Pirates all-star center fielder and reigning National League MVP, is stopping by “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Wednesday (Dec. 11), where he had a bit of a surprise planned for his girlfriend of four years, Maria Hanslovan.

In the above video, Ellen plays right into the surprise as she asks McCutchen if he’s single or dating anyone and McCutchen intros a video that starts out with some highlights and moves into pictures of him and Maria, as he narrates about how much he loves her.

“I step on third base and I look towards home, knowing that you’re going to be there waiting for me. That’s why I always touch my cap every time I touch home plate,” says McCutchen in the video package.

Maria comes down onto the stage and McCutchen proposes, telling Maria that he did this so he could tell the whole world how much he loves her. Aww.

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