The big news out of the 2014 MLB All-Star Game in Minneapolis last night may have been the American League’s victory, or that it was New York Yankee Derek Jeter’s last ever All-Star game, but Angels outfielder Mike Trout also had a noteworthy night. The 22-year old went 2-for-3 with a double, a triple and two RBI, helping his team to 5-2 victory and winning MVP of the game.
As if the joy of winning MVP in the MLB All-Star game wasn’t enough, Trout was given the choice of a 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Z51 convertible or a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. For Trout, this one was a no-brainer. He took the Corvette.
“When they came out and told me I’ve got a choice, I was pretty pumped. I got my dad a truck a couple weeks ago. So I probably would have chosen a truck if I hadn’t done that. But you gotta go with the sports car,” Trout told MLB.com in a post game press conference.
“It’s pretty funny it’s a ‘Vette, because our bench coach, Dino Ebel, he loves ‘Vettes and we keep talking day in and day out of getting a Corvette, me getting a Corvette, and now that I’ve got one I am going to rub it in his face, for sure.”
If you want a chance to get your very own C7, Chevrolet is also auctioning off a Corvette Stingray Z51 which all 2014 MLB All-Star players signed the hood of prior to the game. All proceeds from the auction will support the United Way, MLB Charities and the MLB Players Trust.