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All-Star Game MVP Robinson Cano Chooses Corvette Grand Sport as Reward

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Robinson Cano wins 2017 All-Star Game MVP Corvette Grand Sport

Last night, millions of baseball fans tuned into FOX to witness one of the rarest sights in all of sports—a game at Marlins Park in which the stadium was more than 30% full (for a while, anyway). The reason for the atypically large crowds was an incredibly close MLB All-Star Game, which saw the American League triumph over their National League counterparts 2-1 in ten innings.

That AL victory was secured by Seattle Mariners slugger Robinson Cano, who homered off of Cubs closer Wade Davis in the top of the tenth. In recognition of his heroics, Cano was named the game’s MVP and given his choice of either a Corvette Grand Sport or Colorado ZR2 pickup truck from Chevrolet.

Cano chose wisely, picking the sports car as his prize.

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This marks Cano’s first All-Star MVP award and makes him the third Seattle Mariner to take the title, after Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr. (1992) and future Hall of Famer Ichiro Suzuki (2007).

“Robinson Cano turned in a tremendous performance tonight and is an excellent example to all baseball fans, and especially our kids, that hustle, determination and teamwork are what wins, and that is why Chevrolet is proud to present the MVP award,” said Chevy’s US VP, Brian Sweeney.

“At Chevrolet, we appreciate the positive effect that playing sports has on our kids and that is why it is so important for our brand and our dealers to support baseball at every level.”

As the “Official Vehicle of Major League Baseball” since 2005, the bowtie brand is closely associated with America’s pastime. Through its Chevrolet Youth Baseball program, the automaker has donated more than 135,000 equipment kits, renovated more than 9,400 parks, and impacted more than 6.7 million boys and girls across America.

Perhaps Chevy’s greatest philanthropic contribution to the sport, however, is giving a free sports car to a guy who is making $24,000,000 this year to play baseball.

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Patrick Grieve was born in Southwestern Ohio and has lived there all of his life, with the exception of a few years spent getting a Creative Writing degree in Southeastern Ohio. He loves to take road trips, sometimes to places as distant as Northeastern or even Northwestern Ohio. Patrick also enjoys old movies, shopping at thrift stores, going to ballgames, writing about those things, and watching Law & Order reruns. He just watches the original series, though, none of the spin-offs. And also only the ones they made before Jerry Orbach died. Season five was really the peak, in his opinion. See more articles by Patrick.