HOUSTON (AP) — Reigning American League MVP Jose Altuve has been named AP Male Athlete of the Year after leading the Astros to their first World Series title.

Altuve picked up the franchise's first MVP trophy in more than two decades, a couple of weeks after helping the club beat the Dodgers in the Fall Classic. He led the AL with a .346 average and 204 hits while providing 24 homers, 81 RBIs and 112 runs scored.

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