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Astros new manager A.J. Hinch: ‘Goal is to win championships’

The Houston Astros announced Monday that A.J. Hinch will be their next manager. “The goal is to win championships,” Hinch said. “The arrow is turning toward success in talking about winning a little bit and talking about the ultimate goal. I’m proud to be here. To wear this orange and blue is something I cherish, and to put this uniform on and be called the ‘Skipper’...
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16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jose Altuve, Houston Astros First Batting Champion

By Sam Henry Houston has been represented by a Major League franchise for the past 53 seasons.  The 1962 MLB season marked the inaugural season for the Astros organization, as the team first played under its original name, the Colt .45s.  Three years later the team was renamed to the Houston Astros, as the team moved into the Astrodome, which was the first domed stadium in sports...
Via Beyond The Spread
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The end of the season, not without controversy

Today is the final day of baseball’s regular season, and along with the playoff positioning that teams are angling for, individual players are locked into some contentious battles for end of season awards, and for supremacy in a particular category. One such instance is the American League batting title. The Houston Astros, long out of the race only has Jose Altuve’s attempt...
Via The Rhino and Compass
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Little Jose Altuve’s Big Season for Houston Astros

It’s been a season of controversy for the Houston Astros. They showed some real promise in June, with rookie right fielder George Springer making a big splash, and pitchers Dallas Keuchel and Collin McHugh posting ace-like numbers. However, shortly after Sports Illustrated declared them the “2017 World Series champs“, things began to unravel. Top prospect Carlos Correa was...
Via Baseball News Source
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Altuve Shows Off Jump Swing, Makes Contact On Pitch Over His Head (GIF)

Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve could have used a stepladder Monday night. The 5-foot-5 All-Star is having a monster season, leading the league in batting average (.345) and hits (221) while ranking third in steals (54). But he’s also the shortest active player in Major League Baseball, so sometimes he has to get a little wild and crazy in the batter’s box to make...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Houston Astros Jose Altuve Invents the Jump Swing--and it Works (sort of)!

One of the best finds of the 2014 season has been the hitting machine, Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve. The man can hit anything and truly has a knack for making contact. The little infielder that could has already set the single season hits record for the franchise and could win the AL Batting Crown.Heck--he proved Monday night against the Rangers that he doesn't even...
Via FatManWriting
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jose Altuve jumped to try and hit a pitch

In case you weren’t aware, Jose Altuve is short. How short? Well…. Can you blame him for trying? The guy hits EVERYTHING. — MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) September 23, 2014 That’s absurdity at its most absurd. The soon to be AL batting champion finished with just one hit in Houston’s 4-3 loss to Texas on Monday night. The post Jose Altuve jumped trying to...
Via The Outside Corner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Altuve takes leaping swing at high fastball (GIF)

Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve took a leaping swing at a high fastball during Monday night's game against Texas. You pretty much never see that in a major league game.Even more amazing is that Altuve made contact on the pitch and fouled it off.GIF via GIFulmination. H/T FTW. This post appeared first on Holdout Sports. Check us out on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.
Via Holdout Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

How Jose Altuve Got to 200 Hits

Jose Altuve‘s career is notable because he is a 5-foot-5 man from Venezuela making a living as a professional athlete in America. Jose Altuve’s season is notable because of hits. Lots and lots of hits. Total number of hits isn’t typically something we look at to evaluate a player’s performance or ability, because not all […]
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros, a team on the rise

George Springer is one of the main reasons for optimism among Astros fans The Houston Astros have the lowest payroll in the the majors, one of the youngest teams, and have had the worst record in baseball multiple years in a row. Safe to say, it has been a rough couple of years for the once competitive franchise. The Astros were perennial playoff contenders up until just a few years...
19 days ago  |  1 Comment
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