Chevrolet, the Official Vehicle of Major League Baseball since 2005, gifted Houston Astros centerfielder George Springer a brand-new, 2018 Chevrolet Silverado Centennial Edition as recognition of his performance in the 2017 MLB World Series. Springer was named the 2017 Willie Mays World Series Most Valuable Player after helping his team win the World Series championship over the Los Angeles Dodgers, four games to three.
George Springer went 11-for-29 in the World Series, managing seven RBIs and five home runs – enough to tie him with the New York Yankees’ Reggie Jackson (1977) and the Philadelphia Phillies’ Chase Utley (2009) for the most home runs in a World Series. Springer was selected as the MVP by a media panel, and fan votes on MLB.com, the app “At Bat”, and club websites.
“In a matchup of the two best teams in baseball, George Springer’s performance on the field tonight and throughout the World Series truly embodies the same ‘Never Give Up’ spirit that drives the Chevrolet team to win every day,” says US VP of Chevrolet Brian Sweeney. “We are proud to recognize Springer’s tremendous efforts with the Willie Mays World Series MVP award and the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado Centennial Edition pickup.”
The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado Centennial Edition celebrates 100 years of Chevrolet trucks. It’s based on the LTZ Z71 trim, and boasts a special Centennial Blue exterior paint hue, 22-inch painted wheels with chrome wheels, and heritage bowtie emblems on the front and rear of the truck, the spray-in bedliner, and the accessory floor liners. A 100-year badge adorns the doors of the cab, and a special chrome emblem is featured prominently on the steering wheel.