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Craig Biggio

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Craig Alan Biggio is a former Major League Baseball second baseman, catcher, and outfielder. He played his entire 20-year baseball career with the Houston Astros (1988–2007). He ranks 21st all-time with 3,060 career hits, and is the ninth player in the 3000 hit club to get all his hits with the same team. He is currently the head varsity baseball coach for St. Thomas High School in Houston, Texas.… Read More

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  • Greatest Astros’ Infield Ever? – This Forgotten Day In Houston
    Houston Chronicle - Mar 27, 2015
  • Cooperstown's Class Of 2015 Reflects Diversity In Game
    Yahoo News - Jan 07, 2015
  • Pitchers Dominate Hall Of Fame Bumper Crop
    Yahoo News - Jan 06, 2015
  • Craig Biggio Was Sterling Player, But Not A Hall Of Famer
    San Francisco Chronicle - Jan 11, 2014

Timeline

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CHILDHOOD

1965 Birth Born on December 14, 1965.

TEENAGE

1983 17 Years Old Craig Biggio graduated from Kings Park High School on Long Island, New York, where he excelled as a multi-sport varsity athlete. Most notably, after the 1983 season, Biggio was awarded the Hansen Award, which recognized him as being the best football player in Suffolk County. … Read More

TWENTIES

1987 - 1988 2 More Events
1989 23 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1989, his first full season, Biggio became the Astros' starting catcher.
1990 24 Years Old Astros' management, in an attempt to keep the rigors of catching from sapping Biggio's speed, tried him in the outfield part-time in 1990, as he had played 18 games there in the minors. … Read More
1992 26 Years Old 1 More Event
The Astros finally convinced Biggio to convert to second base in spring training 1992, even though Biggio had made the National League All-Star team as a catcher in 1991.

THIRTIES

2000 - 2001 2 More Events
2003 37 Years Old However, he improved slightly for the 2003 season, averaging .264 with 166 hits despite being asked by management to move to center field after the signing of free agent All-Star second baseman Jeff Kent.
2004 38 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2004, he put up numbers more typical for his career, batting .281 with 178 hits, including a career high 24 homers.
2005 39 Years Old 1 More Event
For the 2005 season, Biggio moved back to second base after Kent left for the Dodgers. … Read More

FORTIES

2006 40 Years Old On May 23, 2006, Biggio became the 23rd player in MLB history with 10,000 at-bats.
On June 28, 2007, Biggio became the 27th player in the history of Major League Baseball to join the 3000 hit club, with a single against Colorado Rockies pitcher Aaron Cook, even though he was tagged out on the play as he tried to stretch it into a double to draw a throw and allow a run to score. … Read More
2008 42 Years Old 1 More Event
On May 23, 2008, during a pre-game ceremony in which Biggio received an award for MLB.com's This Year in Baseball 2007 Moment of the Year award for his 3,000th hit on June 28, the Astros announced that they would retire Craig Biggio's jersey.
2011 45 Years Old Both of Biggio's sons played for the St. Thomas baseball team. Cavan hit a home run in the team's 2011 championship game, while older brother Conor provided the winning offense in St. Thomas' semi-final victory. … Read More
2013 47 Years Old Biggio first appeared on the writers' ballot for the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2013, the earliest possible year of consideration. … Read More
…  A member of the Astros Hall of Fame, Biggio was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2015, along with John Smoltz, Pedro Martinez, and Randy Johnson.
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