HOUSTON, TX- The cleats donated by Jose Altuve to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum are currently on display in the Today's Game exhibit located on the Museum's second floor.
The cleats were worn by Altuve when he registered his fourth consecutive multi-steal game on June 29th vs. Detroit Tigers. On this date, he became the first player in 97 years with four straight multi-steal games and just the third player in baseball's modern era (since 1900) to accomplish this. The first two were Bill Dahlen in 1904 and Ray Chapman in 1917.
"Jose's feat of four straight multi-stolen base games spans nearly a century of baseball since its last accomplishment by Ray Chapman in 1917," said Brad Horn, Vice President of Communications and Education at the Hall of Fame. "We are honored that Jose has donated his spikes from the final game of that streak to represent this historic feat, as well as his magnificent year on the base paths."
In addition to currently leading the AL in stolen bases with 51, Altuve has a chance to reach additional significant milestones in 2014. He currently leads the Majors in batting average (.336) and hits (198), and is vying to become the first player in franchise history to win a batting title and just the second to reach 200 hits in a season. He also has a chance to become the first player to lead the AL in hits, stolen bases and batting average in the same season since Seattle's Ichiro Suzuki in 2001.