In my previous post, I mentioned how I enjoy seeing which vehicle Chevy is pushing to the masses by gifting it to the World Series MVP every year. I decided to do some research and see what vehicles they handed out in the past. Chevy partnered with the MLB back in 2005, so I would assume they gave out a vehicle every year since then. It wasn’t easy. Some I found through seeing the player posed next to it, others were vaguely mentioned in articles. For most, I added generic images for reference. I could not find them all unfortunately. And for the ones I could not find, I placed my own guess as to what vehicle it could have been.
Jermaine Dye took home a shiny yellow Chevy SSR after leading the White Sox to their first World Series title in 80+ years. Coincidentally, this vehicle fits this title because they are both rare, and often forgotten.
David Eckstein was handed the keys to this popular version of the C6 Corvette. He and the St. Louis Cardinals took home the title this year.
2007-Tahoe AND Malibu Hybrid
I can’t imagine how excited Mike Lowell of the Boston Red Sox was to receive these two vehicles. This has my vote for the best out of all the giveaways Chevy has done for this. Corvette? Nah. Loaded Silverado? Nah. How about the unique looking Avalanche? Nope, two mediocre hybrid vehicles with mediocre fuel economy. I found this image from scrubbing a YouTube video of the entire game, because there are not many (if at all) pictures of these two vehicles together.
Is there anything more Philadelphia-like than a Camaro SS body with a V6 under the hood? Cole Hamels of the Philadelphia Phillies took the keys to this machine.
2009-Cruze LT* (Prediction)
I could not find a vehicle for this year. The Yankees of the Bronx won this year, and I wouldn’t be surprised if the actually didn’t provide a vehicle to the winner knowing it will never be used in the city. This was the year the Cruz debuted. And I wouldn’t doubt Chevy was pushing this HARD. MVP winner was Hideki Matsui.
2010-Caprice PPV* (Prediction)
Another one I could not find. Edgar Renteria of the San Francisco Giants took home the MVP title this year. This also was the introduction of the Caprice to US shores. Although majority of these went straight to police fleets, I can see Chevy gifting this “unique” pedestrian vehicle to the MVP. It definitely would be in undercover cop trim like above.
2011-Corvette Grand Sport
This was the reintroduction of the Grand Sport trim to the Corvette. David Freese of the St. Louis Cardinals took home this sweet ride.
Pablo Sandoval was rewarded the MVP title along with the keys to this ride. The San Francisco Giant probably stashed this in his dusty garage next to his other various cars.
The Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz took home a World Series Title, the MVP title, and the keys to this beautiful machine. “Big Papi” got himself a very blacked out Chevy Tahoe that doesn’t hold a candle to Lowell’s Tahoe Hybrid.
As mentioned in the previous post, Madison Bumgarner took the keys to this Colorado for taking home the MVP title. It’s often overlooked due to the presenter botching the presentation.
The Camaro received a face lift this year, so Chevy must hand this out to the World Series MVP. Salvator Perez of the Kansas City Royals was the lucky recipient of this vehicle.
2016-Camaro SS 50th Anniversary
The Chicago Cubs ended their World Series drought this year. And Ben Zobrist took home one of the better looking contemporary Camaro configurations in my honest opinion.
2017-Silverado Centennial Edition
The Houston Astros won the title. George Springer won the MVP. The Chevy given out this year is this commemorative edition of the Silverado. Decked out with badges and huge wheels.
2018 Silverado Trail Boss
The Silverado gets a controversial face lift, so Chevy handed out this off road rig to Steve Pearce of the Red Sox. If I had to guess, this truck may never be the boss of any trail in its tenure.
Steven Strasburg is a very tall man. I am not sure how this Washington National will fit into this vehicle. Look at this image. The roof is at his hip.
Thanks for reading! I hope the non-sport fans got a kick out this.