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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...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez Hall Of Fame Speech: Notes, Highlights From Celebration

The buildup was good. The show itself was amazing. Craig Biggio, John Smoltz and Randy Johnson one-by-one stepped to the podium Sunday to deliver speeches at the 2015 National Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Cooperstown, N.Y. All three speeches were nice, but each was an opening act for the main attraction: Pedro Martinez’s speech. Martinez tends to be a crowd-pleaser...
Via NESN.com
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via Fox Sports
July 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Big Unit enshrined into Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- The Arizona Diamondbacks have a Hall of Famer. Randy Johnson was one of three pitchers to become dominant after trades who on Sunday were enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The towering left-hander, nicknamed the Big Unit, was inducted with Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and catcher-turned-second baseman Craig Biggio. The foursome basked in the moment, with...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Johnson, Martinez, Smoltz, Biggio enter Hall of Fame

  Three pitchers who became dominant after trades and a rock-solid catcher-turned-second baseman entered the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday. Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio basked in the moment, with at least 40,000 fans cheering them one more time. Many waved Dominican flags for one of their own. Martinez joined former Giants great Juan Marichal as...
Via AP on Fox
July 26, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via AP on Fox
July 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Searching for the Angels’ First Hall of Famer

With Randy Johnson and Craig Biggio being inducted into the Hall of Fame this weekend, the Diamondbacks and Astros can cross themselves off the dubious list of franchises that lack a representative in Cooperstown. That leaves six teams remaining, although the Mariners will almost certainly drop off that list next year when Ken Griffey, Jr. is eligible for induction. The final five...
Via Monkey with a Halo
July 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Craig Biggio, Jim Rice Among Most Underrated Hall of Famers (Gallery)

Debates surrounding the National Baseball Hall of Fame often involve which players do or don’t deserve to be in Cooperstown. But there are other possible debates, including the most underrated players in the Hall. There were plenty of conversations surrounding Craig Biggio and whether or not he deserved a spot. But the voters put that to an end when they voted him in this year...
Via NESN.com
July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

LEADING OFF: Induction Day at Hall, Greinke can boost streak

A look at what's happening all around the major leagues Sunday: --- FAMED FOUR It's Induction Day at the Hall of Fame, where Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio will be enshrined in Cooperstown, New York. There figures to be a sizable crowd for the ceremony on the big field at the Clark Sports Center as Martinez joins Juan Marichal as the only Dominican Republic...
Via AP on Fox
July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

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
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via Fox Sports
July 17, 2015  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
June 10, 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...
Via Baseball Essential
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.
Via Baseball Prospectus
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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via Baseball Essential
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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via NESN.com
January 22, 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...
Via Cub Reporter
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...
Via Brush Back Pitch
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...
Via Awful Announcing
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...
Via The Sports Post
January 11, 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...
Via Hall of Very Good
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss
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