MLB All-Star Game 2014: Jose Altuve's All-Star Astro-ness

Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

What will Jose Altuve do? What feats of strength can he match?

Later tonight, Jose Altuve could play in his second All-Star Game. He will become the first player in franchise history to earn an All-Star nod in both the American and National League while still playing for the Astros. But, those aren't the only feats he can match. Here's a quick refresher on some of the notable Astros moments from the All-Star game.

Jose Altuve's first appearance in the All-Star Game came in 2012. He entered the game in the bottom of the 5th, turning a double play to end the bottom of the 6th. He got one at-bat in the top of the 8th, grounding out to second base to lead off the frame.

If Altuve manages to score a run, he'll be the first Astro to do so since Hunter Pence in 2011. Pence was 1-for-2 in the game with a single, a run scored and a strikeout.

If Altuve manages to get more than two plate appearances tonight, he'll be the first Astros batter to do so since Miguel Tejada got four in 2008, despite not entering the game until the bottom of the 6th. That was also the last time an Astro drew a walk in an All-Star Game.

If Altuve picks up an RBI, he'll be the first Astro to do so since Lance Berkman in 2008. The Big Puma drove in Hanley Ramirez with a sacrifice fly in that game after starting at first base and batting third in the lineup.

If Altuve picks up an extra-base hit, he'll be the first Astro to do so since Craig Biggio hit a home run in 1995. Biggio started the game at second base and hit a solo shot to left field off former Astros bullpen coach Dennis "El Presidente" Martinez. Only one other Astro (Cesar Cedeno, 1976) has an All-Star extra-base hit.

If Altuve steals a base, he'll be the first Astro to do so since Lance Berkman in 2002. Berkman entered the game in the top fo the 4th and swiped second in the bottom of the seventh, after hitting a two-run single to center field off Kaz Sasaki, scoring Mike Lowell and Damain Miller.

Altuve could also be the first Astro to ever hit a double or a triple in an All-Star Game.

So, there's plenty to watch for once Jose Altuve enters the game. Follow along here on TCB and let us know how it's going. Some of us will be checking the comments here to follow along, as they will otherwise be occupied covering Little League games.

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