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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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Familiar Names Found Deep in the Houston Astros’ 2015 Draft Selections

FILE – In this June 28, 2007, file photo, Houston Astros’ Craig Biggio acknowledges the crowd after getting his 3,000th career hit in a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies in Houston. Biggio was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File) The Astros took two high-profile players during the first five picks of the...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros get another Biggio on Day 3 of MLB draft

NEW YORK (AP) The Houston Astros are bringing another Biggio on board. Notre Dame outfielder Conor Biggio, son of Hall of Famer Craig Biggio, was selected by the Astros in the 34th round of the Major League Baseball draft Wednesday. The younger Biggio hit .263 with one RBI and four stolen bases in 26 games for the Irish during his senior season, serving mainly as a pinch runner...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Before the Houston Astros were the Houston Astros

The Houston Astros are currently the toast of the American League West division and the bane of 2015 prognosticators, most of whom either saw the ‘Stros as being cellar-dwellers (though a hopeful few thought they might actually approach .500). Time will ultimately tell with only about 1/3 of the season in the books, but right now they hold a 3.5 game lead over their Lone Star neighbors...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros great Craig Biggio takes piece of the Astrodome home with him

Over the past year, the Houston Astrodome has held several events to sell some of its memorabilia to fans of the historic sports venue in honor of its 50th birthday. One of those fans, former Houston Astros great and 2015 Hall of Fame Inductee Craig Biggio, took advantage of the opportunity and recently purchased his own piece of Astrodome history. According to a post from the Houston...
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Houston Astros off to surprising start

For Houston Astros fans, it has been ten years since the club has made a playoff appearance. In 2005, the Astros made their last playoff appearance, a visit to the World Series. Unfortunately, the White Sox made quick work of the Stros, finishing them off in just four games. After losing the series, it was the end of a long celebrated era in Houston. The main core of Lance Berkman...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

A Summer To Remember For Entire Biggio Family

Most family summer vacations may include a trip to the beach or a theme park. But this summer, the Biggio family vacation will feature a very special trip to Cooperstown and the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame. The trip from Houston to Cooperstown, however, will also include a stop in South Bend, Indiana, and the University of Notre Dame. While you may be very familiar with father...
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May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

The Lineup Card: Memories of Craig Biggio`s Hall of Fame Career by Baseball Prospectus

The first in a four-part series honoring this year`s inductees.
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April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Hall of Famer Biggio back with Astros as spring instructor

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) Craig Biggio showed up in the same uniform he has worn for almost 30 years, more than half the span of the Houston Astros' existence. Only this time there was a Hall of Famer in it. ''I don't view myself any differently just because I'm in the Hall of Fame,'' Biggio said Monday at the start of his four-day visit to spring training as a special assistant to general...
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March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Craig Biggio Reports To Astros Camp As Instructor

Former Astros second baseman Craig Biggio will be in camp starting Monday through March 20th. Biggio was elected to the Hall of Fame in January, in his third year on the ballot. A week after Jeff Bagwell arrived in the Houston Astros’ spring training camp and said he doesn’t expect to get elected to the Hall of Fame, his longtime teammate, newly elected Hall of Famer Craig...
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March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Biggio 'kind of speechless' after Hall of Fame tour

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Craig Biggio was ''kind of speechless'' after completing his pre-induction tour of the Baseball Hall of Fame. ''This is crazy!'' Biggio said Friday, sitting in the Plaque Gallery of the hall. ''I'm kind of speechless. It's an overwhelming feeling, incredible feeling. I don't know what to say right now.'' That's understandable, given it's been less than a month...
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January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Craig Biggio 'kind of speechless' after Hall of Fame visit

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) Craig Biggio was ''kind of speechless'' after completing his pre-induction tour of the Baseball Hall of Fame. ''This is crazy!'' Biggio said Friday, sitting in the Plaque Gallery of the hall. ''I'm kind of speechless. It's an overwhelming feeling, incredible feeling. I don't know what to say right now.'' That's understandable, given it's been less than a month...
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January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez, Craig Biggio, John Smoltz Hall Of Fame Caps Announced

This embed is invalid" /> It was announced shortly after Randy Johnson’s Hall of Fame election that the pitcher will wear an Arizona Diamondbacks cap on his Cooperstown plaque. Now, we know which headwear the rest of this year’s class will be donning. The National Baseball Hall of Fame on Thursday announced the logos that will appear on the caps...
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Poll: Who will be the next player to enter Major League Baseball’s Hall of Fame as a Cardinal?

The Major League Baseball Hall of Fame has been a hot topic over the last couple of weeks as the 2015 class was announced on January 6th. The 2015 class includes pitchers Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, and John Smoltz, while Craig Biggio was the lone offensive representative. Around Cardinal Nation, the question has been whether Jim Edmonds is worthy of a call from Hall of Fame director...
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Who is Next for 3,000 Hits?

Accumulating 3,000 hits in a career used to be an automatic ticket to the Baseball Hall of Fame, and all eligible players in the modern era sailed in on the first ballot until Rafael Palmeiro in 2011. It was easy to disregard Palmeiro, however, given his suspension do to PEDs; yet Craig Biggio, with 3,060 hits in his career, also failed to get in on his first try, taking three years...
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January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Hall of Fame Ballot – Marshall’s Picks

Another year, another class enshrined in Cooperstown. Usually, my first instinct is to bemoan those excluded and ***** for the trillionth time about how crooked the voting process is. While I still think that process needs to be dramatically overhauled (I say replace the baseball writers with former players, managers, coaches, executives, etc.), I have to admit this year’s class...
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January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Baseball HoF voter claims “eastern bias” is keeping Troy Percival out of the Hall of Fame

Last week, we continued a yearly tradition and rolled out the worst Baseball Hall of Fame ballots following Tuesday’s election of Craig Biggio, Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, and John Smoltz. One of the ballots that wasn’t listed, because it was released by the BBWAA after the election announcement, belonged to Jim Alexander of the OC Register. But if that ballot was made public...
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January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

The Wind Up: Hall of Fame Fallout

It’s that time of year again. With the annual MLB Hall of Fame voting only mere days behind us, you know darn well what this week’s piece is going to focus on. In fact, this special edition of the Wind Up is dedicated to discussing the 2015 MLB Hall of Fame vote. Let’s begin, shall we? First, the good news: pitchers Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, and John Smoltz along with...
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January 11, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Hall of Fame Class Brings Back Fond Memories of Great Indians Era

Major League Baseball in the 1990s and early 2000s was a unique time for the sport and will be remembered in many different ways. Some major records were broken, both offensively and on the mound. There were a good number of stars that were revered. It seemed there were more great players during that period than at any other time. Unfortunately, the era received a little bit of a...
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January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Hall of Fame Announcement Has Cooperstown Excited

Two years ago, when the BBWAA elected no one into the Hall of Fame, tumbleweed seemingly outnumbered the estimated 2,500 people that showed up for the annual induction ceremony. Thankfully, the Class of 2014 was what it was, and nearly 50,000 visitors later…the sleepy village was, again, a flurry of activity.  And following Tuesday’s announcement of Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez...
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January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

The four new Hall of Famers presented the Late Show Top Ten

On Wednesday night’s edition of the Late Show with David Letterman, Letterman’s presenters of the evening’s top ten list were the four new inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Craig Biggio, Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, and John Smoltz read off the list, which was “the top ten things things I said when I learned I made the Baseball Hall of Fame”. Well done, gents...
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January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Pedro Hoping His “Amazing” Jheri Curl Makes the Hall of Fame

Since he only played for the Houston Astros, there’s no question as to what cap Craig Biggio will be wearing in the Hall of Fame. Newly elected Randy Johnson has said he will be going in as either a member of the Seattle Mariners or Arizona Diamondbacks. Pedro Martinez…he’s just hoping his signature look makes its way to Cooperstown. His Jheri curl. (h/t TMZ) The post Pedro...
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January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

New Baseball Hall of Famers Show the Risk of Trading Young Talent

What do Mark Langston, Doyle Alexander and Delino DeShields have in common? Outside of being decent Major League players, all four were traded for Hall of Famers. With the elections of Randy Johnson, John Smoltz, Pedro Martinez and Craig Biggio into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Tuesday, Cooperstown now adds some of the best talent it has in any year in the recent history of the...
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January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Craig Biggio Breaks Down Hall Of Fame Doors With 2015 Induction

“Close, but no cigar” won’t apply to one of MLB’s best players for a second year in a row, as lifetime Houston Astro, Craig Biggio was elected into the Hall of Fame on Tuesday. Biggio, a man who, during his 20-year career, encompassed what it meant to be a team player, received 82.7, of the necessary 75.0, of the vote from the BBWAA. Last winter, the popular Biggio fell...
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January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

HOF 2015: Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz, Craig Biggio

Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio were voted into the baseball Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America and will be officially inducted July 26 in Cooperstown, New York. Smoltz, Johnson and Martinez are all first ballot Hall of Famer’s. The BBWAA had not voted in four players in a single year since selecting Joe DiMaggio, Gabby Hartnett...
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January 06, 2015  |  Discuss
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