WATCH: Chicago White Sox Fans Rejoice as Houston Astros Star Gets Hit by Near 100 Mph Fastball

Published 10/13/2021, 8:45 AM EDT
Oct 12, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve (27) sticks out his tongue as he rounds the bases after hitting a home run as Chicago White Sox second baseman Cesar Hernandez (12) watches during the ninth inning in game four of the 2021 ALDS at Guaranteed Rate Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports


The Houston Astros team has been exposed to criticism and absurd comments for a while now. But, things got even more intense when the White Sox fans celebrated Houston Astros star player Jose Altuve bracing a hard hit.

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Chicago White Sox and Houston Astros competed in Game 4 of the ALDS last night. Notably, the Astros thrashed White Sox, sailing their way into the ALCS.

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Jose Altuve hit by near 100 mph fastball

The Houston Astros vs Chicago White Sox Game 4 was initially postponed due to bad weather. However, when it finally happened, the Astros knocked out the White Sox by an impressive 10-1 lead. Undoubtedly, Jose Altuve’s heroic performance played a crucial role in the victory.

Oct 12, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Houston Astros catcher Garrett Stubbs (11) congratulates second baseman Jose Altuve (27) in the dugout after he hit a home run against the Chicago White Sox during the ninth inning in game four of the 2021 ALDS at Guaranteed Rate Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

In the third innings of the match, Altuve got hit by a 95 mph fastball. While Jose looked in pain and took a second to deal with the hit, a bizarre scenario was caught by cameras.

The Guaranteed Rate Field was echoing with the sound of fans cheering and celebrating over the player’s injury. However, while they thought that would break Jose’s spirit, he casually jogged back to the first base and went on to put a spectacular performance thereafter.

In a moment that could be life-threatening, Jose was lucky to make it out without any grave injuries. Slamming his haters, Jose focused on the game and a while later gained a 2-1 lead for the Astros. Notably, he also smashed a 3-run home run in the ninth inning.

Houston Astros Altuve’s post-season record

The Astros star bagged a phenomenal post-season record with his incredible home run outings. Jose scored a record 19 home runs in the post-season, a feat only he and George Springer have achieved in Astros history.

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With his incredible form, Jose is undoubtedly a threat to any team. In sports, everyone is a rival on the field. However, at the end of the day, nothing comes above the spirit of the game. Fans cheering over a player’s potential injury might motivate a player to perform better or can go down south and affect their mental health.

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Regardless, nothing stopped Jose from performing his best. Now, the Astros will compete against the Red Sox in the ALCS. Do you think Altuve can take the Astros forward to the World Series 2021?

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Shreya Verma

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Shreya Verma is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. A post-graduation student in political science, Shreya is also a professional 10m air pistol shooter. Taking after her athlete father, she was naturally inclined towards the athletic life.

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