The Venezuelan of the Houston Astros, Jose Altuve, overcame the hits in the Playoffs of the Major League Baseball – MLB of nothing more and nothing less than the legendary Reggie jackson, who at the time was baptized as “Mr. October ”for his level in this instance.
Through the first game of the American League Division Series between the Astros and the White Sox, José Altuve hit a double to reach his # 79 hit in the Major League Baseball Playoffs and thus surpassed Reggie Jackson’s 78 in his career. , remembering that he had a total of 11 participations during this instance in the best baseball in the world, undoubtedly something historic for the Venezuelan.
What did it achieve?
After surpassing Jackson, Altuve was alone in the position # 15 of more hits in the Playoffs of the MLB, achieving this record in a total of six appearances in the “Promised Land” with the team of the Astros. In addition, he makes it clear that during this instance of the season he is a decisive and important player, showing that he is one of the best in all of baseball.
Doubling vs CHW in Gm1 of their #ALDS today, Jose Altuve passes Reggie Jackson’s 78 for the 7th most career #Postseason hits by an American Leaguer (79) – trails Derek Jeter (200), Bernie Williams (128), Jorge Posada (103), Manny Ramirez (95), David Ortiz (88) & Tino Martinez (81) pic.twitter.com/eC3DjcRbuP
– StatsCentre (@StatsCentre) October 7, 2021
In addition to this record, the Venezuelan Astros became the tenth player in Major League history to reach 50 or more runs scored during the postseason, as he arrived with two at 51 and equaled the Dominican David Ortiz in this department, even more round this first game for “AstroBoy” in the Playoffs of the 2021 season.
With the double today, José Altuve becomes the Venezuelan player with the most hits, doubles, runs scored, RBIs, walks and batting average, in games of the MLB Playoffs.
After these records, Altuve batted for life in the postseason for .306, with those 79 hits, 18 home runs, 40 RBIs and 51 runs scored in 64 games.