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Johnson, Martinez, Smoltz, Biggio enter Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) -- Three pitchers who became dominant after trades and a rock-solid catcher-turned-second baseman have a new moniker -- Hall of Famer. Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio were inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday and basked in the spotlight one more time with at least 40,000 fans cheering from the sun-drenched field beyond...
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Astros great Biggio inducted into Hall of Fame

Twenty seasons with the Houston Astros brought Craig Biggio the ultimate honor Sunday afternoon as he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.  With 45,000 fans attending the ceremony in Cooperstown, New York - many of whom were wearing No. 7 Astros jerseys - Biggio became the first Houston major-leaguer to achieve baseball's top honor, entering the Hall along with pitching...
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Watch Astros great Craig Biggio's emotional Hall of Fame acceptance speech

After playing the entirety of his 20-year Major League Baseball career in Houston (and collecting 3,060 base hits over that span), Craig Biggio became the first player to join the Hall of Fame wearing an Astros cap, doing so on Sunday afternoon in Cooperstown.   He was the first member of the new inductees - including pitchers Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson and John Smoltz - to take...
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Craig Biggio inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) Craig Biggio has been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. The multitalented native of Smithtown, New York on Long Island was enshrined on Sunday, becoming the first Houston Astro to make the Hall of Fame. The 5-foot-11, 185-pound Biggio earned All-Star honors as both a catcher and second baseman in 20 years with the Astros. He is the only player in major...
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Craig Biggio compares himself to Mike Trout

Craig Biggio thinks pretty highly of himself, even for a guy who’s about to be a Hall of Famer. The longtime Houston Astros and 7-time All-Star is being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame Sunday. He was asked some questions on Twitter Friday as part of MLB’s “HOF Lounge,” including one from a person...Read More
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Craig Biggio reflects on Houston Astros-Atlanta Braves playoff rivalry

During a press conference on Thursday afternoon, 2015 Hall of Fame inductee Craig Biggio spoke with the media on a wide range of topics regarding his major league career, including his transition from a catcher into a second baseman, his loyalty to the Houston Astros organization and his Hall of Fame speech preparation. However, Biggio also touched on the Astros’ playoff rivalry...
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Astros great Biggio and family preparing for Hall of Fame induction weekend

Houston Astros icon Craig Biggio has a big personal event coming up - but his family is working just as hard as he is at preparing for it.  2015 MLB Hall of Fame induction weekend is set for July 24-27, with induction day wrapping up the festivities on Sunday the 27th. There, Biggio will be added to the Hall of Fame alongside pitchers Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson, and John Smoltz...
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Craig Biggio had the hardest transition ever to make Hall of Fame

There are several challenges that athletes have to face before creating the legacy that some of them leave behind. As Craig Biggio gets ready to represent the Houston Astros in the Hall of Fame, now is the time people start to look back at the players’ careers in the major league. When you look at Biggio’s career, one thing that does not get talked about nearly enough is the...
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On this day in MLB history: Craig Biggio breaks modern hit-by-pitch record

Former Houston Astros second baseman Craig Biggio waves to the crowd as part of a ceremony saluting the All-Time 25-Man Roster of the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on September 22, 2012 in Houston, Texas.(Sept. 21, 2012 – Source: Bob Levey/Getty Images North America) Ten years ago on this day in baseball history, longtime Houston Astros player Craig Biggio broke a modern...
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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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April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

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