September 28, 2014

Jose Altuve Asks to Play, Risks Batting Title: Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve, originally kept out of the lineup, asked to start today and has gone two for three in his first two at-bats, lifting his AL-leading batting average from .340 to .341. The Detroit Tigers' Victor Martinez plays later with a .337 average. Altuve would be the Astros' first batting champ.

posted by rcade to baseball at 02:41 PM - 7 comments

In contrast, Justin Morneau sat out the last two games of the season to preserve his NL batting title.

posted by grum@work at 04:26 PM on September 28

He came in as a late pinch-hitter today, but otherwise rode the pine.

posted by rcade at 07:37 PM on September 28

"Pure Baseball Joy in a Pint-Size and Prolific Package".

posted by yerfatma at 10:11 AM on September 29

Altuve helped me win my first fantasy sports title in 27 years of trying. I'm somebody now! This is the kind of spontaneous publicity that makes people! Things are going to start happening to me now.

posted by rcade at 10:38 AM on September 29

I think you should commission a Jose Altuve thermos to celebrate.

posted by bender at 10:53 AM on September 29

I think you should commission a Jose Altuve thermos to celebrate.

It could be life-sized and still fit in your lunch box.

posted by grum@work at 11:06 AM on September 29

I had Altuve and won my league, too! All hail Altuve!

posted by ajaffe at 11:30 AM on September 29

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