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New Chevy Awaits World Series MVP

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On: Fri, Oct 21, 2016 at 2:44PM | By: Gary P Garry

New Chevy Awaits World Series MVP

We are in the middle of the autumn season, and there are a number of different sporting events that we equate with this time of the year. College football season is in full swing, the NFL starts to heat up, and the pro hockey and basketball seasons begin. Things are good for sports fans, and, for many, the highlight is “The Fall Classic”. Major League Baseball's World Series begins on Tuesday, October 25th, and if it were to go to seven games, the final would be played on November 2nd.

The sport of baseball has been dubbed “America's Pastime”. Though people in other countries compete on the diamond, it is thought of a distinctly American phenomenon, sitting right beside hot dogs and mom's apple pie. Before things changed a few decades ago, the American-made automobile was also looked upon as one of these homeland staples. In 1960, the Detroit big three—Ford, Chrysler, and General Motors—were among the leading employers in the country. Gasoline and tire companies were also putting food on the tables of countless workers, so, in a real sense, the automotive industry was at the core of the American economy.

These days things are different in many ways, but the connection between baseball and the American automobile is still alive and well. The Chevrolet Division of General Motors has had a long-standing relationship with Major League Baseball. A sponsorship arrangement was established in 2005, and it was renewed earlier this year. This has some very juicy implications for players who are fortunate enough to compete in the World Series. Chevrolet presents the World Series Most Valuable Player award. This is certainly a nice trophy to display on your mantle, and now there is another reward that comes along with it.

Chevy gives the MVP the keys to a brand-new vehicle. Last year, the World Series MVP was Salvador Perez of the Kansas City Royals. He got a glistening red Chevrolet Camaro, and they sent a Chevy Silverado to a Play Ball league in his hometown of Valencia, Venezuela. Chevrolet also presents a car to the MLB All-Star Game Most Valuable Player. The award in 2016 went to another Royals player, Eric Hosmer. He had a choice between a Camaro and a Chevy Colorado truck. Hosmer took the truck, and he was nice enough to give it his dad. We'll see another car awarded in a couple of weeks, and when we do, we will catch a glimpse of what Chevy has in store for the 2017 model year.


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