José Altuve Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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José Altuve Quick Info
Height 5 ft 6 in
Weight 75 kg
Date of Birth May 6, 1990
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Spouse Nina Altuve

José Altuve is a Venezuelan professional baseball second baseman who plays for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball. Nevertheless, José is known to be the shortest active baseball player at just 1.68 m and a well-acclaimed player who has won numerous accolades including 3 batting championships, the AL Most Valuable Player Award, and the Hank Aaron Award. Besides that, until 2020, he was a 6 time MLB All-Star.

Born Name

José Carlos Altuve

Nick Name

Gigante

José Altuve as seen in a picture taken in taken while he talks to reporters at 2016 All-Star Game availability
José Altuve as seen in a picture taken in taken while he talks to reporters at 2016 All-Star Game availability (Arturo Pardavila III / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Sun Sign

Taurus

Born Place

Maracay, Venezuela

Nationality

Venezuelan nationality.

Education

Altuve studied at St. Thomas High School.

Occupation

Professional Baseball Player

Family

  • Father – Carlos Altuve
  • Mother – Lastenia Linares
  • Siblings – He has a younger brother.

Manager

Altuve is represented by Scott Boras.

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 6 in or 167.5 cm

Weight

75 kg or 165.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

José has dated –

  1. Giannina Elizabeth Cimetta Sandoval (2006-Present) – The couple has a daughter named Melanie A. Altuve (b. 2016).
José Altuve as seen in a picture with professional Dutch baseball player Jonathan Schoop during a game on July 21, 2017
José Altuve as seen in a picture with professional Dutch baseball player Jonathan Schoop during a game on July 21, 2017 (Keith Allison / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Race / Ethnicity

Hispanic

Hair Color

Darl Brown

Eye Color

Darl Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Shortest active baseball player
  • Often sports a goatee beard

Brand Endorsements

Through his social media, he has either endorsed or promoted various brands including New Balance.

Religion

Christianity

José Altuve as seen in a picture that was taken on June 23, 2017 just after he hits the ball
José Altuve as seen in a picture that was taken on June 23, 2017, just after he hits the ball ( Keith Allison / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 2.0)

José Altuve Facts

  1. He was brought up in Maracay, Venezuela.
  2. Altuve was 7 years old when he and MLB’s Salvador Pérez met one another. As of 2020, Salvador was a catcher for the Kansas City Royals. Growing up, they took part together in various American League Club games.
  3. José is very close to his younger brother.
  4. Initially, José was rejected by team scouts of the Houston Astros during one of their camps that he had attended when he was 16 years old as they had declared him too short. Also, they had suspected him of falsifying his age. However, Altuve’s father convinced him to return to the camp the next day with his birth certificate, and with the help of coach and manager Al Pedrique, he was signed onto the team on March 6, 2007.
  5. In the year 2008, he relocated to the United States only to return to Greeneville the following year.
  6. José was promoted to Astros’ Major League Baseball team on July 19, 2011.
  7. He once stated that his mentor is designated hitter catcher Víctor Martínez.
  8. José has bagged a number of prestigious awards throughout his career including 6 MLB All-Star titles, 6 Players Choice Awards, Rawlings Gold Glove Award at “Second Base”, Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year (2017), as well as the American League Most Valuable Player award.
  9. In 2019, Altuve was accused of having worn an electronic device amidst the sign-stealing scandal that involved the Houston Astros. However, he denied the allegations.

Featured Image By EricEnfermero / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 2.0

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