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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...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Nolan Ryan's first pitch for the Astros is just a bit outside

Nolan Ryan showed he's still got no-hit stuff when he threw out a ceremonial first pitch Tuesday. However, what Ryan didn't hit was the catcher's glove. Or come anywhere close to it. The 67-year-old Ryan, now a consultant for the Astros, took the mound before the season opener with the Yankees at Minute Maid Park. On the receiving end was another Astros legend, Craig...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Nolan Ryan throws wild first pitch at Astros opener (Video)

Hall of Fame pitcher (and newly named executive advisor for the Houston Astros) Nolan Ryan threw an extremely wild ceremonial first pitch before Tuesday night's season opener against the New York Yankees. Astros great (and future Hall of Famer) Craig Biggio served as catcher for the ceremonial pitch, but was unable to stay in front of it as Ryan's pitch was nearly five feet...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan, Biggio to be battery mates once again

Houston baseball legends Nolan Ryan and Craig Biggio will be teaming up once again to deliver the ceremonial first pitch during the Astros' Opening Day festivities on Tuesday. Biggio, whose rookie season in 1988 was also Ryan's last with the Astros before moving on to the Texas Rangers, caught the Hall of Famer's 100th career win, and the two will be battery mates again...
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19 days ago  |  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...
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22 days ago  |  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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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January 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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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...
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January 10, 2013  |  Discuss
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