When watching Jose Altuve crank home run after home run, it’s easy to forget he’s tied for being the shortest player in Major League Baseball.
(Despite Joe Buck incessantly repeating the line: “And this is a player who’s only 5-foot-6.”)
But Tuesday’s Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Ceremony offered a hilarious reminder of just how diminutive the Houston Astros second baseman really is.
Check out these photos of Altuve, who was named co-winner of the award with J.J. Watt, standing next to other professional athletes:
Yeah, that guy won the 2017 American League Most Valuable Player award.
In fairness to Altuve, most people would look short next to Watt, who stands 6-foot-5, and Joel Embiid, who towers over most humans at a whopping 7 feet.
Nevertheless, it’s shocking to look at these photos and realize that you’re looking at one of the best all-around baseball players on planet earth.