Mike Trout was named Most Valuable Player in Tuesday’s Major League Baseball All-Star Game, and General Motors’ Town of Tonawanda engine plant helped make his prize possible.
The L.A. Angels outfielder chose a 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, whose engine was supplied by the Tonawanda plant. Trout selected the Corvette over a Chevy Silverado pickup, whose engine also comes from GM Tonawanda.
Both vehicles also contain parts from GM’s plants in Lockport and Rochester, said Mary Ann Brown, a GM spokeswoman.
Chevy is designated the “official vehicle” of Major League Baseball, which gave Chevy a prominent spot in the postgame ceremony.