Originally written January 11, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
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Ex-Houston Astros star Craig Biggio stole the spotlight while his former team continued to have a quiet offseason. Biggio received the most support of any player on the 2013 Hall of Fame ballot, earning 388 of the 569 total votes cast (68.2 percent) and falling just 39 votes short of becoming the first player in Houston's 51-year history to officially represent the franchise in the Hall. During a year that saw all-time home-run leader (Barry Bonds) and a seven-time Cy Young winner (Roger Clemens) appear on the ballot as potential first-time inductees, no player received the 75 percent vote required for admission into the Hall. It was only the eighth time no players were voted in, and the first time since 1996. Biggio spent weeks avoiding controversy about the vote. But when he woke up during the morning of the announcement, Biggio was a child again: anxious, hopeful, impatient. When a call came through just 26 minutes before results were announced, Biggio found relief. T...
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