Chevrolet has awarded 2016 MLB All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Eric Hosmer with a new Colorado Diesel Midnight Edition.
Hosmer had the option of choosing between the truck and a Camaro SS 50th Anniversary Edition Convertible but he chose the latter which features a blacked out grille, a folding tonneau cover, and 17-inch alloy wheels with Goodyear DuraTrac tires. This particular truck also has a sport bar, side steps, and auxiliary LED lights.
Power is provided by a turbocharged 2.8-liter Duramax diesel engine which produces 181 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. It is connected to a six-speed automatic transmission which can be paired to an optional four-wheel drive system.
According to Chevrolet U.S. vice president Brian Sweeney, "Hosmer’s spectacular on-field performance tonight demonstrates to all baseball fans and especially our kids that hard work, determination and teamwork is what wins, and that is why Chevrolet is proud to present the MVP award."
Chevrolet has been the official vehicle of Major League Baseball since 2005 and the company has helped raise more than $28 million to support youth baseball. The company says its Chevrolet Youth Baseball program has benefited approximately 5.2 million young people and has the support of more than 1,500 dealers across the country.
As part of Chevrolet's commitment to youth baseball, the company donated a hood from a 50th Anniversary Edition Camaro. It was signed by players from the 2016 MLB All-Star Game and will soon be auctioned off to support the MLB-MLBPA Youth Development Foundation.
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CHEVROLET PRESENTS COLORADO DIESEL MIDNIGHT EDITION TO ALL-STAR GAME MVP ERIC HOSMER
SAN DIEGO – The 2016 Ted Williams All-Star Game Most Valuable Player, Eric Hosmer, chose a Chevrolet Colorado Diesel Midnight Edition during the MVP award ceremony presented by Chevrolet at Petco Park in San Diego on Tuesday night.
Chevrolet, America’s most awarded car company, gave Hosmer who went 2-for-3 in the contest with a home run, two runs batted in and a run scored, his choice between the 50th Anniversary Edition Camaro SS Convertible and a Colorado Diesel Midnight Edition.
This is Hosmer’s first All-Star MVP award and the first for a Kansas City Royal since Bo Jackson in 1989.
“Hosmer’s spectacular on-field performance tonight demonstrates to all baseball fans and especially our kids that hard work, determination and teamwork is what wins, and that is why Chevrolet is proud to present the MVP award,” said Brian Sweeney, U.S. vice president of Chevrolet.
Chevrolet has been the Official Vehicle of Major League Baseball® since 2005 and through its Chevrolet Youth Baseball program has helped raise more than $28 million to aid hometown teams over the last 10 years. Nearly 5.2 million young people in communities across the country have benefitted from the program, and more than 1,500 Chevrolet dealers are involved.
Additionally, through Chevrolet Youth Baseball, more than 90,000 equipment kits have been donated to teams around the country, nearly 11,000 parks have been renovated and more than 111,000 children received complimentary instruction on baseball fundamentals.
“At Chevrolet, we appreciate the power of play and the positive effect that it has on our kids,” said Sweeney. “That positive effect on our kids and ultimately on our communities is why it is so important to us and our Chevrolet dealers to support baseball at every level.”
During the afternoon’s Red Carpet Parade, Hosmer, along with his All-Star Game teammates from both the American and National Leagues, signed a 50th Anniversary Edition Camaro hood that will be auctioned in the coming days on MLB.com. The proceeds of that auction will support the MLB-MLBPA Youth Development Foundation.
The Colorado Diesel Midnight Edition that Hosmer chose begins as a black Z71 Colorado Diesel and adds an all-black front end with body-colored grille, bumper, badging, black 17-inch wheels and aggressive Goodyear DuraTrac® tires that add a rugged, off-road appearance.