As an official sponsor of Major League Baseball and the 2014 MLB All-Star game, Chevrolet was involved in the post game awards ceremony. Chevrolet is pretty good at giving away vehicles at sporting events, less than six months ago Malcom Smith was awarded a 2014 Silverado 1500. But this time Chevy put a little twist on the situation.
After going 2-for-3, with a double, triple, two RBIs, and a run scored; Mike Trout was named the 2014 MLB All-Star MVP. In addition to leading the AL to a 5-3 win and locking up World Series home field advantage for his division, Trout had a decision to make. Instead of just being awarded a 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51 or a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country, the 22 year old center fielder got to choose.
Now this is a pretty difficult decision. North American Car of the Year or North American Truck of the Year? Mike Trout’s mom can be heard picking the Corvette and like any good son, Mike goes with his mom’s choice. Trout does offer an explanation as to why he picked the ‘Vette, but I mean it’s a Corvette. No explanation needed, young man. And to his credit, his decision is made pretty quickly.
One of the fastest players in the MLB now has one of the fastest cars Chevy has ever produced. Enjoy that Corvette Stingray Z51, Mr. Trout.
Chevrolet, the Official Vehicle of Major League Baseball®, is rolling out their own all-stars. A special lineup of Chevy cars, trucks, and crossovers will decend on Kansas City, KC for activities that begin on Friday and lead up to the Midsummer Classic on Tuesday, July 10th.
Phil Caruso, Chevrolet national promotions manager had this to say, “ We’re looking forward to introducing our family of Chevrolet vehicles to current and new customers in Kansas City and celebrating our shared love of baseball.” Caruso continued by stating, “We will have product displays, ride, and drives and other activities around Kansas City to enhance the fan and customer experience.”
Here are a few of Chevy’s weekend activities:
Free ride-and-drives of Chevy’s most popular cars, trucks and crossovers at MLB All-Star FanFest, Friday through Tuesday outside of the Kansas City Convention Center.
Select guest will test their skills to drive a manual transmission-equipped car at the Chevrolet Sonic Stay Clutch event (on a closed course, for safety), 8am at Kauffman Stadium(this event is not open to the public).
Fans will have the opportunity to drive Camaros, Corvettes, and 2013 Malibus on a closed-course test track at Kauffman Stadium, Sunday through Tuesday.
Everyone is invited to see their favorite former and current MLB All-Stars ride to Kauffman Stadium in 75 Chevy Silverados and Chevy Camaro Convertibles during the MLB All-Star Red Carpet Show Presented by Chevrolet, 1 p.m. CT on Tuesday, game day.
In affiliation with the Chevrolet Youth Baseball program, two young Kansas City baseball players, Kaden Keller and Tristan Copeland, will get the opportunity to create lifelong memories by shagging baseballs during the State Farm Home Run Derby.
Chevrolet has been the Official Vehicle of Major League Baseball since 2005. For more information on all of the great events happening over the MLB All-Star Weekend visit Major League Baseball’s website.