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Jose Altuve did something that hasn’t been done since 1917

Jun 29, 2014, 8:45 PM EDT

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Jose Altuve went 3-for-5 with a double and a pair of stolen bases in Sunday’s win over the Tigers. It’s his fourth consecutive multi-hit game and his fourth consecutive multi-steal game. As the Astros Twitter notes, Altuve has become the first player to steal multiple bases in four consecutive games since Ray Chapman in 1917.

Altuve now leads the league with a .347 batting average, 116 hits, and 36 stolen bases (in 39 attempts, no less). Additionally, Altuve leads the major leagues in multi-hit games with 35 and in three-hit games with 14.

  1. renaado - Jun 29, 2014 at 8:56 PM

    Ray Chapman…

    Tips my cap to Jose Altuve for accomplishin this feat.

    • clydeserra - Jun 29, 2014 at 9:02 PM

      too soon

  2. nottinghamforest13 - Jun 29, 2014 at 9:06 PM

    He’s one of the few players that has been able to overcome Bo Porter’s overbearing style of management & constant meddling in the player’s personal lives.

  3. Hard On For Harden - Jun 29, 2014 at 9:11 PM

    Jesus Christ dude, find a way to get this racist piece of crap to keep from reinventing himself to comment here.

    • Hard On For Harden - Jun 29, 2014 at 9:57 PM

      Lol at all the thumbs down. Please refer to other Astros posts to see nottingham’s previous incarnations and actual motivation in bashing him (he’s black!).

    • renaado - Jun 29, 2014 at 10:00 PM

      Be more specific next time.

  4. jsala02 - Jun 29, 2014 at 9:33 PM

    he is playing great baseball, if he can maintain anywhere close to this level, that extension that he sign might be the biggest bargain in baseball

  5. deweyks - Jun 29, 2014 at 9:45 PM

    The Tigers are lucky that they didn’t get swept. Altuve was on base all weekend. What a pest.

  6. maddog11896 - Jun 30, 2014 at 1:35 AM

    I’m just surprised this isn’t something Rickey Henderson hadn’t done in his career

  7. adenzeno - Jun 30, 2014 at 6:51 AM

    Ricky walked a lot, so fewer hits. Ricky may have had a consecutive game streak where he was on base multiple times and had multiple steals, just not on base via a hit. Altuve does not walk much yet..

    • paperlions - Jun 30, 2014 at 7:57 AM

      The 4-game streak was referring only to steals, he is the first player in nearly 100 years to steal multiple bases in 4 consecutive games, which Ricky never did. It has probably been longer since a player has had multiple steals and multiple hits in 4 consecutive games, assuming it has ever been done before.

    • stlouis1baseball - Jun 30, 2014 at 10:22 AM

      It’s multiples steals in consecutive games. Regardless of how you get one.
      So I too am surprised Rickey isn’t at the top of the list. You gotta’ have a high OBP to even be in the conversation. Rickey sure did. A guy like Vince Coleman, not so much.

  8. stex52 - Jun 30, 2014 at 9:43 AM

    Damn, an Astro I left off of my fantasy team. And all because I saw his talents as “regressing” toward a lower mean last year. Oops.

    I guess it is hard to be a GM.

  9. hk62 - Jun 30, 2014 at 10:58 AM

    Altuve is an example where BSOHL is translating to excellence between the lines…

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