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The Houston Astros Are the Best Team in the AL?

2015 has been a great year thus far for Houston sports teams.  The Rockets are playing in the Western Finals for the first time since 1997.  JJ Watt is still in his prime as the league’s best defensive player and the face of the Texans franchise.  Craig Biggio will be the first man selected into... The post The Houston Astros Are the Best Team in the AL? appeared first on The Garbage Time.
Via The Garbage Time
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros Tie for Best Start in Club History with Win Over Toronto Blue Jays

SAN DIEGO, CA – APRIL 29: Chris Carter #23 of the Houston Astros scores ahead of the throw to Derek Norris #3 of the San Diego Padres during the ninth inning of a baseball game at Petco Park April 29, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images) Not since the late 90s and the glory days of Jeff Bagwell, Craig Biggio, and Billy Wagner have the Houston Astros...
Via The Sports Journal
9 days ago  |  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
15 days ago  |  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
29 days ago  |  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

Bagwell doesn’t expect to join Biggio in HOF

Jeff Bagwell says he's happy that former Houston Astros teammate Craig Biggio will enter baseball's Hall of Fame this summer, but the slugging first baseman isn't holding his breath for his own enshrinement into Cooperstown.
Via Philly Sports Live
March 11, 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...
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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...
Via Cardinals Farm
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...
Via Cub Reporter
January 13, 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

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...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
January 10, 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...
Via The Outside Corner
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...
Via Hall of Very Good
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...
Via Sportsnaut
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...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Rockie Walker falls short in HOF vote

The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown just gained four new members – unfortunately, former Colorado Rockies outfielder Larry Walker wasn’t one of them. Pitchers Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, and John Smoltz, as well as Craig Biggio – who played most of his career at second base – were all elected Tuesday, the first time four players have been elected at the same time...
Via Mile High Sports
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...
Via Baseball News Source
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez’s Top 10 Red Sox Moments Include Gems, Fights (Gallery)

Pedro Martinez’s career was both colorful and impressive. Martinez was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Tuesday alongside Randy Johnson, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio. It was the perfect bow for a magnificent career that featured so many memorable moments. Martinez perhaps will be remembered most for his complete dominance with the Boston Red Sox during the late...
Via NESN.com
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Biggio elected to Hall of Fame in 3rd year on ballot

HOUSTON (AP) Craig Biggio played for the Houston Astros longer than any player in franchise history, donning the uniform for 20 seasons. On Tuesday, he was rewarded for an illustrious career with the team by becoming the first player to be elected to baseball's Hall of Fame as an Astro. He says it's a huge day for Houston fans: ''To be able to give this back to them now I'm happy...
Via AP on Fox
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Johnson, Martinez, Smoltz, Biggio elected to Hall of Fame

NEW YORK (AP) -- Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz, a trio of star pitchers who dominated in an era of offense, were elected to baseball's Hall of Fame on Tuesday along with Craig Biggio, the first time since 1955 writers selected four players in one year. The Big Unit, Martinez and Smoltz easily earned induction on their first tries, and Biggio made it on the third attempt...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Craig Biggio into the Hall of Fame

Craig Biggio is one of the best second baseman in MLB history, and his stats prove just that Craig Biggio, who spent 20 years with the Houston Astros, was finally voted into the baseball Hall of Fame today after having to inexplicably wait for 3 years. That is more a knock on the format of the vote, but also has to do with what many people tend to talk about when looking at 1990s...
Via isportsweb.com
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss
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