Chris Gordy

Chris Gordy

Chris Gordy co-hosts “Next Up” alongside Stan Norfleet, and hosts many of the pre/postgame shows for the Houston Astros & Houston Rockets games.Full Bio


Astros, Altuve Agree to Multi-Year Contract Extension

HOUSTON, TX – The Houston Astros have agreed to a five-year contract extension with All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve, General Manager Dana Brown announced today.

The extension will cover seasons 2025-29. Altuve entered this season (2024) in the final year of a seven-year contract extension that he signed on March 19, 2018.  

The 2024 season will be the 13th in an Astros uniform for the eight-time All-Star Altuve. In his first 12 seasons, he has established himself as a future Hall of Fame candidate and as one of the top three players in franchise history, along with Hall of Famers Jeff Bagwell and Craig Biggio. Additionally, Altuve has been the central figure in the most successful era in Astros history, which includes eight postseason appearances, a record seven consecutive appearances in the ALCS, four American League Pennants and two World Series titles.


On the Astros all-time lists, Altuve ranks first in career batting average (.307), third in hits (2,047), doubles (400), runs (1,062) and stolen bases (293), fourth in OPS (.834) and fifth in home runs (209). 


In the postseason, Altuve has been one of the best performers in Major League history. All-time, he ranks second in postseason home runs (27) and runs (89) and tied for third in hits (117). Among second basemen, Altuve ranks first in virtually all offensive categories in postseason history. His postseason resume also includes two go-ahead, 9th-inning home runs in the 9th inning of an ALCS game, an MLB record-tying three-home run game in the 2017 ALDS 


*2023 Milestones: Recorded 2,000th career hit, August 19 vs. SEA; recorded seventh career grand slam, tying the franchise record, May 29 vs. MIN; recorded 1,000th career run, June 13 vs WSH; recorded franchise record 35th career 4-hit game, June 17vs. CIN; hit for his first career cycle, August 28 at BOS; recorded first career three-homer game in the regular season, Sept. 5 at TEX; recorded his 11th career ALCS home run, which is the most in MLB history, Game 5 of the ALCS at TEX.

*For his career, he has tallied 2,047 hits, 400 doubles, 209 home runs and 293 stolen bases. He needs just seven stolen bases for 300, which will make him just the fifth player in MLB history to reach all four milestones while maintaining a .300-or-higher career average. The others are Hall of Famers Derek Jeter, Paul Molitor, Willie Mays and Roberto Alomar.

*27 career postseason home runs are second all-time to Manny Ramirez’ 29.

*2017 American League MVP; 2017 Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year (with JJ Watt); 2017 AL Hank Aaron Award; 2017 AP Male Athlete of the Year; 2017 Baseball America Player of the Year

*Eight All-Star selections (2012, 2014-18, 2021-22)

*Three AL Batting Titles (2014, 2016-2017); first Astro ever to win a batting title.

*Six Silver Slugger Awards (2014-18, 2022), most in franchise history

*Gold Glove Award (2015)

*2019 ALCS MVP

*Set franchise record for single-season hits with 225 in 2014; 225 hits were the most by any second basemen since 1936 (Charlie Gehringer-227). 

*Reached 200 hits in four consecutive seasons (2014-17), becoming the first player ever to lead his league in hits in four consecutive seasons. 

*Tied Major League record for a postseason game with three home runs in Game 1 of the 2017 ALDS vs. Boston.

*Has hit .300 or higher in seven different seasons.

*Set franchise record by recording a hit in 10 consecutive at-bats, spanning three games (May 25-27, 2018).

*Led the AL in stolen bases in back-to-back seasons (56 in 2014, 38 in 2015); Set club record with a stolen base in seven consecutive games, June 24-30, 2014. 

*In 2014, became the second player in MLB history to compile 225 hits, 47 doubles and 56 stolen bases in the same season, joining Ty Cobb (1911, 248 hits, 47 doubles, 83 stolen bases). 

*Set Major League record for RBI by a second baseman in a single postseason with 14 in 2017; tied MLB record for HR in a single postseason with seven in 2017. 

*Set franchise record for a second basemen with 88 consecutive errorless games, Aug. 17, 2013-May 27, 2014.

*His 2,047 hits since his MLB debut in 2011 are second only to Freddie Freeman’s 2,110 in that span. Freeman has played close to 200 more games than him in that span. 

*Became first Astros player to hit an inside the park home run for his first Major League home run on Aug. 20, 2011 vs. SF.

*Named Astros Minor League Player of the Year in 2011 after leading all of the minors in batting with a .389 (139x357) combined average at Double A Corpus Christi and Class A Lancaster). 

Championship Series - Texas Rangers v Houston Astros - Game Six

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