clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Jose Altuve: fastest to reach 1,000 hits in Astros history

Astros second baseman continues to make history.

Bob Levey/Getty Images

Nothing has stopped Jose Altuve since he arrived in the major leagues in 2011. He has collected a batting title, silver sluggers, and a gold glove. Altuve has now turned to the record books for his next conquest.

On Tuesday night in the ninth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals, Altuve smacked a first-pitch fastball from Seung-Hwan Oh for his 1,000 career hit.

Altuve was the fastest Astro to reach 1,000 hits in team history reaching the plateau in 786 games. He destroyed the previous mark 889 games set by Cesar Cedeno. Altuve was even faster than "hit-king" Pete Rose by 45 games

Altuve and Astros manager A.J. Hinch took a moment to reflect on Altuve's accomplishment: