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Chevrolet Awards a Corvette Stingray Convertible to Baseball's All Star MVP Mike Trout

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.

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[VIDEO] Chevrolet Rewards MLB All-Star Mariano Rivera with a 2014 Corvette Stingray

Last night at the Major League Baseball All Star game at Citi Field, the Yankees relief pitcher Mariano Rivera did what he’s been doing for the last 15 years – closing out games. Entering the game and taking the mound in the 8th inning to the tune of “Enter Sandman“, the reliever shut down the National League and helped the American League win the mid-summer classic for the first time since 2009.

For his efforts, Mo Rivera was awarded the Ted Williams MVP award and takes home the keys to a Lagnua Blue 2014 Corvette Stingray.

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Study Shows Corvette Gift to Pitcher Nets GM $9 million in Media Exposure

Last week’s gift of a 2010 Corvette Grand Sport Convertible to Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga, whose quest for a perfect game was ended by a blown call, garnered all sorts of attention for General Motors. While the detractors like The New York Times questioned the taxpayer-subsidized sports car giveaway to a professional athlete, it turns out the goodwill gesture netted GM nearly $9 million in publicity.

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