It didn't take long for Andrew McCutchen to ditch the royal-blue All-Star Game hat that was part of the National League's uniform Monday night in the Home Run Derby.

When he strolled to the plate at Kauffman Stadium, he wore a black-and-gold skull cap with the Pirates' "P" in the middle instead.

He remembers watching his childhood hero Ken Griffey Jr. competing in the Derby with his own style.

"All I can remember is him just going up, that hat backwards. I call it swagged out," McCutchen said. "The way he was all about, he had a swag about him where it was Griffey's show. It was his show."