Since José Altuve's arrival in the Major Leagues, back in 2011, his style of play has always been compared to that of Craig Biggio. After all, the Venezuelan defends the same position that at some point, the Hall of Fame, covered in the Houston Astros.
As the years passed, Altuve became more and more like the legendary immortal of the sidereals. Specifically in the facility that he has to give unstoppables and this Wednesday that comparison can be considered finished.
After 13 years and seven thousand appearances in the MLB, we can say that 'the student surpassed the teacher', since at the same age of 33 José Altuve has 1.947 hits in his career; while Biggio, at the time of reaching the same number of plate appearances as 'Astroboy', had 1.757 hits on his resume -190 fewer hits than the Venezuelan-
Altuve always sought to surpass who could be considered his role model in the Astros organization, however, he surpassed him a long time ago in terms of the number of hits in a season with the sidereals.
Over there, in 2014, the native of Puerto Cabello (Car) became the player with the most hits in a campaign with Houston, since the 225 hits that hit that contest left behind the 210 that Biggio hit in 1998.
And it is that Altuve has been in charge of forging his own legacy in the franchise, being the Latino with the most hits in history and also the player with the most seasons of 200 or more hits (four in total) per year in the organization.
Heading for 2.000 and counting
One of the great objectives that Altuve has for this 2023 season is to reach two thousand hits in the Major Leagues, in order to become one of the active hitters to exceed this figure in the MLB.
From then on, he will be on the path to three thousand hits that, with luck, success and health, he will be able to achieve if he maintains a rhythm of at least 150 hits for the next seven years in the MLB, waiting for him to retire, entered the 40 years.