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Craig Biggio vs Derek Jeter: who’s better?

Craig Biggio is one of the best second baseman in MLB history, and his stats prove that Derek Jeter has been the talk of baseball for the past few weeks as his career starts to wind down. There’s no doubt that Jeter will be a Hall of Famer, but really, in my opinion, if Craig Biggio has not gotten in yet, then Jeter should have to wait as well. That being said, there is no chance...
Via isportsweb.com
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Nolan Ryan’s ceremonial first pitch to Craig Biggio not a good one (video)

A momentous event celebrating two of the most beloved players in Houston Astros history may have not gone off without a hitch, but fans of the team must have been thrilled to watch Nolan Ryan throw a ceremonial first pitch to Craig Biggio before Tuesday’s game at Minute Maid Park. Before the Astros took the […] The post Nolan Ryan’s ceremonial first pitch to Craig Biggio not...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Nolan Ryan to throw out first pitch to Craig Biggio for Astros opener

Astros legends will be part of the Opening Day first pitch ceremonyCredit: Nick de la Torre / Houston Chronicle While the Houston Astros team on the field is definitely built for the future, the teams ownership and management is giving a nod to the past.  After bringing Nolan Ryan back as a special adviser to his son, team President Reid Ryan, he has been tapped to throw out the...
Via Reading Between The Seams
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Craig Biggio Snubbed By The Hall

Craig Biggio was a mere two votes short of being enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame on his second ballot.  To me and many—even outside of Houston—he should have been a first ballot player.  As a member of the exclusive 3,000 hit club it should have been a lock.  Add to that he excelled at catcher, second base and center field and racked up 3,060 hits, 291 homers, 414 steals...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Hall of Fame voter says Craig Biggio is a 'cheater'

After the 2013 vote yielded no Hall of Famers, this year's was supposed to be the one that helped baseball (and its writers) turn the corner. The whole Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens steroid debates had come and gone, Jack Morris would (finally) be off the ballot after 15 tries and with the likes of Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine eligible, Cooperstown was prepared to, once again...
Via Hall of Very Good
January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Video raises awareness of Craig Biggio's 'lesser-known' achievements

Despite playing his entire 20-year MLB career with the Houston Astros, earning seven All-Star Game appearances, four Gold Glove Awards, five Silver Slugger Awards and collecting 3,060 career hits; Craig Biggio still wasn't able to get enough votes in 2013 to be a first-ballot Hall of Famer. In 2014, Biggio will be on the MLB Hall of Fame ballot once again, and a group of his...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Craig Biggio battles zombies in Hall of Fame 'Awareness Video'

Most people know that Craig Biggio had over 3,000 hits for the Houston Astros.  You probably knew he played three different positions, played in a bunch of All-Star games, and even a World Series.  What you didn’t know, was that he’s a guitar hero, crime fighter, fights zombies, and will guard against nightmares if you’re a kid.  Take a look at this video pointing out some...
Via Reading Between The Seams
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss
SOLIDARITY NOW

J.J. Watt wears Craig Biggio jersey to presser

Houston Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt showed his support for retired Houston Astros star Craig Biggio by wearing his jersey to a Texans press conference Wednesday. It was announced earlier Wednesday that Biggio fell short of making the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. Biggio received just over 68 percent of the vote from the Baseball Writers' Association...
Via Holdout Sports
January 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Biggio got most votes in year where no one got in

Craig Biggio believes it's possible that he wasn't elected to the Hall of Fame because he was on the ballot for the first time with several big stars linked to performance-enhancing drugs. Biggio, who has never been linked to PEDs, received the highest vote total in a year that produced no inductions to Cooperstown on Wednesday. Biggio, who is 20th on the career list with...
Via AP on Fox
January 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Bagwell, Biggio will continue roles with Astros

Astros icons Craig Biggio and Jeff Bagwell will continue in their roles as part-time members of the team's front-office staff, according to new owner Jim Crane. Since Biggio and Bagwell retired as players, they have been employees of the club under personal-services agreements (Bagwell also served as team's hitting coach in the second half of the 2010 season). They serve...
Via Fox Sports Houston
February 16, 2012  |  Discuss
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