TROPHY KING! Astros' Jose Altuve wins American League MVP award

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Altuve was announced as the American League Most Valuable Player Thursday afternoon. (KTRK)

Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve is the king of the American League!

Altuve was announced as the American League Most Valuable Player Thursday afternoon. The 5-foot-6 Altuve drew 27 of the 30 first-place votes in balloting by members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America.

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For the season, he led the AL in batting average (.346) and hits (204). He hit 24 home runs and had 32 stolen bases.

Earlier this month, Altuve was named Player of the Year and given the AL Outstanding Player Award during the MLB Players Choice Awards. He has also been named the Sporting News Player of the Year, the Baseball America MLB Player of the Year and the 2017 AL Hank Aaron Award winner.

In winning the AL MVP, Altuve beat out New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge and Cleveland Indians second baseman Jose Ramirez.

Altuve is the second Astros player to win the MVP, joining Jeff Bagwell, who won the National League Award in 1994.

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