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Houston Astros News: December 27, 2017

Houston Astros news and notes from around the league for Wednesday, December 27, 2017.

Houston Astros Victory Parade Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images

Houston Astros World Series News

Houston Astros first base coach Rich Dauer makes rapid recovery after surgery for acute subdural hematoma
Rich Dauer went from celebrating the Astros' championship to undergoing surgery for an acute subdural hematoma. The Athletic reported that doctors gave Dauer, who made an astonishing recovery, just a 3 percent chance of survival.

Report: Astros Coach Rich Dauer Was Rushed From World Series Parade For Life-Saving Surgery
Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic has a fantastically detailed story about how Astros first base coach Rich Dauer came very close to death before being rushed into emergency brain surgery from the team’s World Series championship parade last month.

Astros coach rushed from parade into brain surgery
Astros coach Rich Dauer nearly died at the team's victory parade, but a series of miraculous events kept him alive and well.

Astros star Jose Altuve named AP Male Athlete of the Year - The Washington Post
Jose Altuve led the Houston Astros to their first World Series title with a win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in November and picked up the franchise’s first MVP trophy in more than two decades a couple of weeks later.

World Series Win Tops Banner Season For Astros | Houston Press
The Astros end decades of futility with the franchise's first World Series win.

Reid Ryan staying busy after Astros' title |
HOUSTON -- In less than five years, Astros president of business operations Reid Ryan has gone from consoling a fan base worried about a lack of a television deal and the direction of the team to planning World Series trophy tours and helping to design championship rings. It's been a challenging but fulfilling ride for Ryan, the 46-year-old son of Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan and former Astros batboy. The Astros, who won their first championship by beating the Dodgers in the World Series, are on top of the baseball world, and Ryan couldn't be happier ... or busier.

MLB News

This minor league baseball player paid off his parents' mortgage for Christmas -
This is amazing!

Ex-MLB Advanced Media executive reportedly forced out due to misconduct -
Multiple people were allegedly aware of the misconduct but failed to take action.