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With the Hall Of Fame election announcement coming on January 9, 2013, it is time to review the ballot, go over the names, and decide who belongs in the Hall Of Fame.
There are twenty four men on the ballot for the first time this year and we will take a look at each one individually prior to official announcements. You can find all of the profiles in the I-70 Baseball Exclusives: Cooperstown Choices 2013 menu at the top of the page.
In this article, we take a look at Craig Biggio
After a 20 year career that featured seven all star appearances, the lifetime Astro will be featured on the Hall Of Fame ballot for the first time. He would notch a silver slugger award as a catcher and four more as a second baseman. He rounded out his offensive prowess with three Gold Glove Awards in his career.
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CRAIG BIGGIO First Year on Ballot PLAYING CAREER: Houston Astros (1988-2007) ACHIEVEMENTS: Career batting average of .281 with 3060 hits, 668 doubles, 291 home runs, 1844 runs and 414 stolen bases. Ranks fifth all-time in doubles and 21st all-time in hits. Became just the ninth player in the 3000 hit club to get all his hits with the same team. Holds the modern record for most times...
While a lot of purists are sitting smug in their cocoons of self imposed perfection I look at this year’s Baseball Hall of Fame vote as a crying shame of self-righteousness. We can look at the facts, and we can look at the implications of perceptions, but we have to be careful when we start playing God over others.
Craig Biggio had more than 3000 hits, and he played over 250 games...
J.J. Watt has only been in the Houston area for two years now, but apparently he’s a big Craig Biggio fan.
The star defensive end wore a Biggio Houston Astros jersey to his news conference on Wednesday and said he believes the second baseman should be in the Baseball Hall of Fame, according to the Texans’ Twitter account. Biggio led the 2013 hall of fame class in voting, but...
For only the eighth time in history and the first time since 1996, the Baseball Writers Association of America decided no single player was eligible for the Baseball Hall of Fame. In his first year on the ballot, longtime Houston Astro Craig Biggio was the closest to Cooperstown earning 68.2 of the required 75 percent [...]
The Baseball Hall of Fame will not welcome any new members in 2013. Craig Biggio received the highest percentage of votes but his 68% was well short of the 75% required to earn enshrinement in Cooperstown.
This year’s ballot featured many players who have been linked to steroids.
It was the first time since 1996 that no one was inducted into the hall of fame. Also falling short...
Today is the day when we find out who’ll be the next legendary superstar elected into Baseball’s Hall Of Fame!This year features an especially deep class of eligible players, from home run king Barry Bonds to 7-time Cy Young award winner Roger Clemens to HBP icon Craig Biggio. We’ve been arguing back and forth about this for months, and the time is up … let’s see who the...
As many expected, in the first year marked by a significant number of PED users (or suspects), no players were selected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
The top vote-getter was Craig Biggio, the slap-hitting model of consistency (and longevity) from the Houston Astros. Biggio got 68% of the vote, so I would say it's likely he will get in on future ballots (given that some voters...
All the Hall of Fame ballots have been cast, all the votes have been tallied, and now there’s some guy in a Steve Henderson jersey is walking to the podium with a large white envelope in his hand…
You guessed it, it’s time for MMO to reveal their Hall of Fame results and the winners are… A drum roll please…
The 2013 Hall of Fame voting results will be announced later today and I wanted to cast my ballot as well. *I'm not into that "first ballot" bull crap, this is all about whether I think they should be in or not. Not whether they should go in first shot, 2nd year, or their last hurrah.On My Ballot:1. Craig Biggio - a tremendous up the middle player over the course...
All the debate is over and the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) has decided for the eighth time in history to not induct a player into the Hall Of Fame.
The message should have been clear. The message that was debated for the last few months that reflected on the character clause, the integrity of players and the game, as well as the unavoidable steroid discussion...
Words like “travesty” and “shame” and “unthinkable” are being bantered about with regard to today’s Hall of Fame vote which yielded no players receiving the 75% of the vote needed for election. There are three contributors (Deacon White, Hank O’Day, Jacob Ruppert), only one of whom actually played baseball in the majors and none of which are alive, who were elected...
Moments ago, the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) announced the results of this year’s Hall of Fame voting.
The only problem is that there were no results.
For the 8th time in history, and first since 1996, no player was selected for entry into the Hall. This is an outcome most predicted since the “Steroid Era” players are now just beginning to appear on the...