For winning the Most Valuable Player Award in the MLB All-Star Game in Minneapolis on Tuesday night, Mike Trout had a decision to make on his prize: a silver Corvette or a white Chevy Silverado pickup truck.
Either vehicle would have suited Trout's speedster or workmanlike traits on the baseball field but, in the end, the 22-year-old New Jersey native took the sleek sports car.
Trout went 2-for-3 with a double, a triple and two RBI in the American League's 5-3 victory — and left little doubt who would be carrying on Derek Jeter's legacy as the "Face of MLB."
Trout chose the Corvette, much to the delight of his mother, who joined him on the field after the game.
“I’m speechless right now,” Trout said when presented with the award.
Mike Trout is your 2014 MLB All-Star Game MVP. He chose the Corvette over the truck. pic.twitter.com/rhFJ8kr3MG
— SB Nation (@SBNation) July 16, 2014