José Altuve

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6, 1990
Maracay, Venezuela
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6, 1990 (age 32)
Maracay, Venezuela


Venezuelan second baseman who had a breakout 2014 season with the Houston Astros, leading the American League in stolen bases and becoming the first Astro ever to win a batting title by hitting .341. He won two more AL batting titles in 2016 and 2017 as well as the AL MVP award in 2017. He helped the Astros win the World Series in 2017 and 2022. 

Before Fame

He was originally signed by the Astros as an undrafted free agent in 2007 and had a successful season in the Venezuelan Summer League. 


Upon making his MLB debut in 2011, he became the shortest player (5'6") to play in the major leagues since 1981.

Family Life

He and his wife Nina had a daughter in 2016. His grandmother passed away during the 2013 season.

Associated With

He broke Craig Biggio's Astros record for most hits in a season with 225 in 2014.