MVP Ben Zobrist gets a fancy new Camaro after helping the Chicago Cubs win the World Series.

All the players for the Chicago Cubs can expect outpourings of love when they return to the Windy City after winning the team’s first Major League Baseball World Series since 1908. Ben Zobrist, the series’ most valuable player, can look forward to even more perks, including Chevrolet giving him a 2017 Camaro SS 50th Anniversary Edition.

Zobrist earned the MVP title in part by scoring the run that put the Cubs into the lead in the final game of the World Series against the Cleveland Indians. According to Yahoo Sports, he performed well in all seven games with a .357 batting average. He also had two doubles and a triple. Zobrist was part of the World-Series-winning Kansas City Royals last year, too. This was his first season with the Cubs.


While the Cubs celebrates its curse-breaking World Series victory, Chevrolet is also commemorating the Camaro’s 50th anniversary with a special version of the sixth-generation pony car. The package is available on 2LT and 2SS trim coupes and convertibles. They come in a Nightfall Gray Metallic exterior with dual orange stripes, which feature black accents, on the hood and trunk. A satin chrome grille adds a further flourish to the dark front end. The handsome upgrades also include 20-inch wheels that have orange brake calipers behind them. Inside, the upholstery features a combo of black leather and suede. Orange stitching and special badges provide a visual contrast for the cabin.

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The 2LT trim with the 50th Anniversary Edition uses Chevy’s 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that makes 275 horsepower (205 kilowatts) and 295 pound-feet (400 Newton-meters) of torque or a 3.6-liter V6 with 335 hp (250 kW) and 284 lb-ft (385 Nm). Zobrist’s example has the more powerful 2SS trim that gets a 6.2-liter V8 that produces 455 hp (339 kW) and 455 lb-ft (617 Nm). Every engine is available with a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic.

Source: Chevrolet, Yahoo Sports

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