That noise you heard after the All-Star Game Tuesday night was the sound of young Corvette enthusiasts practicing on their hitting skills.
Who could blame them after the Most Valuable Player of this year’s game, the Angels’ Mike Trout, won a new Stingray for his outstanding performance?
Trout – who doubled, tripled, drove in two runs, and scored a run to lead the American League to a 5-3 win – actually had his choice of either a Stingray or a Silverado full-size pickup during the MVP award ceremony, but naturally the 22-year-old standout picked the latest rendition of Chevy’s popular sports car.
But Trout isn’t the only baseball fan who will soon be riding around in a new Stingray.
Chevrolet announced it’s auctioning off another unique 2015 Stingray, this one with a hood autographed by the game’s All-Star players, with proceeds going to charity. The high bidder will also get a factory original hood to use while driving their car.
Bidding started immediately after the MVP ceremony at ChevyBaseball.com and continues until 5 p.m. EDT on Aug. 1. The bidding was already up to $65,000 for the special Z51 Corvette by Thursday morning.
“Tonight, we honor the achievements of Mike Trout, the 2014 All-Star Game Most Valuable Player, while we showcase our own MVPs, the Corvette Stingray and Chevrolet Silverado,” said Paul Edwards, U.S. vice president, Chevrolet Marketing. “We hope many of our fellow baseball fans join us to help raise funds for a worthy cause.”
Chevrolet, which has been the Official Vehicle of Major League Baseball since 2005, isn’t stopping with those two Stingrays, however.
The company is also giving MLB and the Players Association a commemorative Stingray hood, also signed by 2014 All-Star players and coaches, including the legendary Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees, with proceeds going to benefit MLB Charities and the Players Trust, the 501(c) (3) charitable organization created and administered by active Major Leaguers.
The high bid for that hood had climbed to $3,550 as of 8:27 a.m. on July 17.
Chevy Youth Baseball, currently in its ninth year, has reached 3.8 million youngsters, and nearly 1,700 Chevrolet dealers support a youth league in communities around the country and have hosted more than 200 youth baseball clinics in 2014.
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