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1979 - Righthander Nolan Ryan is signed as a free agent by the Astros, becoming baseball's first million-dollar-a-year player. The Texas native comes to Houston after a long career with the Mets and the Angels where he notched four no-hitters and set numerous strikeout records. It marks the first significant signing for the franchise since the advent of free agency in 1975.
1943 - Aurelio Monteagudo is born in Caibarien, Cuba. His seven-year big league career includes ten games pitching for the Astros in 1967. He records no wins or losses but one save in Houston. He died on November 10, 1990 at age 46 in Saltillo, Mexico in an auto accident.

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Date      Opp      Result
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9/02      NYM*    W 12-8
9/02      NYM      W 4-1
9/03      NYM*     W 8-6
9/04     @SEA      W 6-2
9/05     @SEA      W 3-1
9/06     @SEA      W 5-3
9/07      off        --
9/08     @OAK      L 9-8
9/09     @OAK*    L 11-1
9/09     @OAK     L 11-4
9/10     @OAK*    L 10-2
9/11      off        --
9/12     @ANA      W 1-0
9/13     @ANA      L 9-1
9/14     @ANA      W 5-2
9/15      SEA      W 5-2
9/16      SEA*     W 8-6
9/17      SEA*     W 7-1
9/18      off        --
9/19      CSX      W 3-1
9/20      CSX      W 4-3
9/21      CSX      L 3-1
9/22      ANA      W 3-0
9/23      ANA      W 6-2
9/24      ANA      L 7-5
9/25     @TEX     W 11-2
9/26     @TEX     W 14-3
9/27     @TEX*    W 12-2
9/28     @BOS     W 12-2
9/29     @BOS      W 3-2
9/30     @BOS      L 6-3
10/1     @BOS*     W 4-3
10/2      off        --
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10/4      off        --
10/5      BOS*     W 8-2
10/6      BOS*     W 8-2
10/7      off        --
10/8     @BOS*    L 10-3
10/9     @BOS*     W 5-4
10/10     off        --
10/11     off        --
10/12     off        --
10/13     NYY      W 2-1
10/14     NYY*     W 2-1
10/15     off        --
10/16    @NYY      L 8-1
10/17    @NYY*     L 6-4
10/18    @NYY*     L 5-0
10/19     off        --
10/20     NYY      W 7-1
10/21     NYY      W 4-0
10/22     off        --
10/23     off        --
10/24    @LA       L 3-1
10/25    @LA       W 7-6
10/26     off        --
10/27     LA       W 5-3
10/28     LA       L 6-2
10/29     LA     W 13-12
10/30     off        --
10/31    @LA       L 3-1
11/01    @LA       W 5-1
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Houston Astros recap - 11/16/17 - Altuve Wins AL MVP Award
Altuve Wins AL MVP Award
Hinch Places Third For Top Manager

Altuve: Take a bow
(c) Washington Post
Houston's sparkplug carried home a big prize Thursday. Jose Altuve won the American League Most Valuable Player Award for a season where he led the league in batting average (.346) and hits (204) while blasting 24 homers, stealing 32 bases and carrying a .957 OPS.

Altuve is the second Astro to claim the prize. Jeff Bagwell won the National League MVP Award in the abbreviated 1994 season. Altuve is the first AL MVP to win the prize and win a World Series in the same year since Willie Hernandez of Detroit in 1984.

Second Basemen generally don't win this award. Altuve is just the fifth at his position to earn the prize. Altuve claimed 27 of the 30 first-place votes with New York Yankee outfielder Aaron Judge finishing second and Cleveland's Jose Ramirez finishing third.

In other news, A.J. Hinch finished third in the AL Manager of the Year voting which Minnesota's Paul Molitor won.

Also, 20-year veteran Carlos Beltran announced his retirement after finally winning the World Series he waited so long to achieve. Next up for him is Hall-of-Fame voting in five years.

-Bob Hulsey

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Gattis talks his DII roots and the rise of El Oso Blanco - Minor League Ball
Biggio shared in the franchise's great moments... and he's still grinning - Houston Chronicle
Astros player receives hero's welcome in Effingham County - WTOC-TV
Bregman, McCullers play in Shriners game - Astros.com
Plaquemine man has collected 50 years’ worth of Astros memorabilia - Post South
Rangers or Astros? Express to keep options open for 2019 - Austin American-Statesman
Astros looking for cure for World Series hangover - Chicago Tribune
Former Astros star Craig Biggio hosts World Series celebration party at bar downtown - KHOU-TV
How an Astros player helped high-school kids have a cool World Series celebration - Yahoo Sports
Houston Astros: They're just like us! - KPRC-TV
Astros pitcher takes issue with MVP votes from Kansas City Star writers - Kansas City Star
Watch Astros prospects in AFL championship - Astros.com
Altuve tops all as Best Major Leaguer - Astros.com
Call of Altuve HR by Buck, Smoltz nets award - Astros.com
Verlander, Altuve named playoffs' finest - Astros.com
Altuve wins MLB Award for Best Major Leaguer - Astros.com
Astros dominate MLB Awards - Astros.com
Correa and Rodriguez picked out wedding bands in Houston - Houston Chronicle
Several Astros win MLB Awards - Houston Chronicle
Verlander, Upton detail proposal on Tonight Show - Houston Chronicle
Altuve wins American League MVP - Houston Press
Astros, peers congratulate Altuve on AL MVP - ESPN
Altuve cruises to AL MVP - Associated Press
Astros honored for great philanthropic efforts - Astros.com
Altuve wins AL MVP Award - Astros.com
A look at Jose Altuve when he was a little-known player in the minors - Houston Chronicle
MLB commissioner: Rule changes to speed games will happen with or without union - Houston Chronicle
Astros win Allan H. Selig Award for Philanthropic Excellence - Houston Chronicle
Chronicle photographers' favorite shots of Altuve - Houston Chronicle
Everything you need to know about Jose Altuve - Houston Chronicle
Altuve named American League MVP - Houston Chronicle
Altuve Wins AL MVP Award
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What Carlos Beltrán means to Houstonians - Texas Monthly
Altuve's work in '17 worthy of AL MVP Award - Astros.com
Altuve makes Forbes' 30 under 30 list - Houston Chronicle
Astros planning World Series trophy tour - Houston Chronicle
Verlander finishes fifth in AL Cy Young Award voting - Houston Chronicle
Astros have decision to make on prospect Ramon Laureano - Houston Chronicle
Why the Astros' Jose Altuve should be the MVP - Houston Chronicle
Carlos Beltran and the Hall of Fame - Call to the Pen
Here's to a quiet day at the ballpark, 65 years ago - Tribune News Service
Free agent Mike Minor highlights relief options for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Beltran calls it quits after 20 years in majors - Associated Press
Verlander might have changed the trade deadline forever - Bless You Boys
Astros are world champs, Rangers just another team - Glen Rose Reporter
Next chapter awaits Beltran - Astros.com
Gurriel ties for 4th in AL Rookie of Year voting - Astros.com
Strom: Beltran made my job easier - Astros.com
Beltran retires a champ after 20-year career - Astros.com
Correa brightens kids' day at Houston hospital - Astros.com
Hinch finishes 3rd in AL MOY Award vote - Astros.com
White pays for high school pizza party to celebrate title - Houston Chronicle
Gurriel ties for fourth in Rookie of the Year voting - Houston Chronicle
Correa makes patients' day with children's hospital visit - Houston Chronicle
Astros considering a slightly later start to spring training - Houston Chronicle
Astros stars to sign autographs at Academy stores - Houston Chronicle
Hinch places third in Manager of the Year voting - Houston Chronicle
Luhnow savors overdue title - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Luhnow has few spots to fill this offseason - Houston Chronicle
Hinch's belief helped Astros overcome adversity - Astros.com
Astros add 3 to big league coaching staff - Astros.com
Beltran's best moments on each team - Astros.com
Next chapter awaits Beltran - Astros.com
Gurriel ties for 4th in AL Rookie of Year voting - Astros.com
Beltran retires a champ after 20-year career - Astros.com
Rich Dauer set to retire; Alex Cintron promoted to Astros' first base coach - Houston Chronicle
White pays for high school pizza party to celebrate title - Houston Chronicle
Study reveals difference in brand preferences of Astros and Dodgers fans - Houston Chronicle
Gurriel ties for fourth in Rookie of the Year voting - Houston Chronicle
Beltran going out on top after World Series win with Astros - Houston Chronicle

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