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  Plunk Biggio
Craig Biggio did a lot of things yesterday, but one thing he didn't do was get hit by a pitch for the 286th time in his career.
Biggio is not expected to start in the remaining two games against the Pirates, which may deny Pittsburgh starters Paul Maholm and John Van Benschoten the chance to hit him with a pitch for the first time in either of their careers.
Craig Biggio has only been hit by a pitch 3 times this season, which is a slow season compared to the rest of his career, but that does mean he's been hit by a pitch at least 3 times in 18 different season.
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  Craig Biggio - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Biggio was called up as a catcher midway through the 1988 season, having batted.344 in his minor league career, and became the Astros starting catcher.
Biggio made the All-Star team for the second time in 1992, becoming the first player in the history of baseball to be an All-Star at both catcher and second base.
Biggio set a new career high by hitting 26 home-runs and during the season hit his 1000th RBI becoming the second Astro with 1000 RBIs for Houston (the first being Jeff Bagwell).
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 Craig Biggio: Astros leader a true family man: while some major leaguers become stars and lose their sense of ...
Craig Biggio: Astros leader a true family man: while some major leaguers become stars and lose their sense of direction, it's refreshing to know there are role models like Houston's 15-year veteran
Biggio has played the outfield a few times during his children's lifetime, but this is the first year he went into spring training destined for center field.
Biggio is in his franchise-record 16th season with the Astros this year, and spring training promised to be the second-most challenging of his career.
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 jdbrown.com | Craig Biggio for 1997 NL MVP
Biggio and Bagwell are the only true, consistent threats in the Houston line-up.
Biggio finished fourth in the league in hits with 191 (Lofton had 164).
Biggio singled to left, stole second, took third on a walk to Bagwell, and scored the winning run on a bases loaded hit-batsman.
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 Craig Biggio | BaseballLibrary.com
Biggio had played some shortstop in high school, but in his four years at Seton Hall University (where he teamed with future major-league stars Mo Vaughn and John Valentin) he was firmly ensconced behind the plate.
Biggio's shift may have helped the Astros solve their immediate problems at second base, but it led to a trade that would prove costly in the long run.
Biggio continued to cement his reputation as the best second baseman in the National League with yet another All-Star campaign in 1996, becoming the only Astro ever to be twice voted a starter in the Midsummer Classic.
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 RotoTimes.com - Craig Biggio - Notes
Craig Biggio was back in the lineup after sitting out the final two games of the Astros' nine-game road trip, according to the AP.
Craig Biggio, who is mired in an 0-for-20 slump that has dropped his average to.248, is getting a couple of games off even though the Astros are fighting for a playoff spot, according to the AP.
Craig Biggio was dropped to sixth in the batting order on Tuesday as he continues to slump.
www.rototimes.com /mlb/player/146/notes   (700 words)

 Texas Baseball Hall of Fame - Craig Biggio Bio
Craig Biggio and Jeff Bagwell are the founding fathers of the Houston Astros’ never-ending hive of Killer Bees.
Biggio traveled a path from catcher to second baseman, and then to center and left field, but no matter where he played Craig has teamed with Jeff as the heart and soul of the Houston Astros for the past 14 years.
Craig is the only player in MLB history to be named an All-Star as both a catcher and a second baseman.
www.tbhof.org /bio/2004/biobiggio.htm   (328 words)

 Craig Biggio : Astros Craig Biggio Statistics
Craig Alan Biggio has all that a ballplayer should posses, speed, some power, defense, patience, hustle and intense desire.
Craig Biggio is a seven-time All-Star baseball player who has played with the Astros since he broke into the major leagues.
Craig established himself as one of the top offensive players in the game and won The Sporting News' Silver Slugger award.
www.mlb-teams.com /players/astros_player/C_Biggio.php   (464 words)

 Astros Craig Biggio Named 2005 Hutch Award Winner
Biggio, renowned as a Houston Astros "Killer B" along with teammates Jeff Bagwell and Lance Berkman, was drafted by the Astros in the first round in 1987.
Biggio, who led the Majors in runs scored in 1995 and 1997 and doubles in 1994, 1998 and 1999, is at the top of the Astros career list in games played, at-bats, runs scored, hits and doubles.
Biggio went on to be inducted into the Texas Baseball Hall of Fame in 2004 and the Texas Sports Hall of Fame earlier this year.
www.fhcrc.org /about/ne/news/2005/11/21/hutchaward.html   (650 words)

 Craig Biggio - Deadspin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
We have to say, it's pretty awesome that on the night each of them reached a career milestone that assured they will be in Hall of Fame, Frank Thomas and Craig Biggio did something stupid/embarrassing within a matter of minutes.
Craig Biggio And His Selfish Support Of Cancer Patients
Craig Biggio was actually called out for not getting out of the way of a pitch.
www.deadspin.com /sports/craig-biggio   (221 words)

 Craig Biggio : MLB Legends   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
With the addition of Jeff Kent, Craig Biggio switched positions, moving from second base to center field, and he handled the spot well in the tricky Minute Maid Park outfield.
With Andy Pettitte and Roger Clemens in the rotation, this is probably as good a year as any for the Astros to break their postseason slump, and Biggio, a lifetime Astro, deserves the chance to win one.
This could be the last year for Biggio, though he has an option for the 2005 season in Houston.
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 Craig Biggio's run to 3,000!!!! - Baseball Fever
And with this game today, Craig Biggio has 2,820 career hits, and is 180 hits shy of becoming the 27th member of the famous 3,000 hit Club, and he also is the 13th member of the 600 2B Club.
Biggio has only once surpassed 200 hits in a year, and that was when he had 210 in 1998.
Biggio was not one of the greatest fielding secondbaseman of all-time.
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 FOXSports.com News for Craig Biggio   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
News: The Astros reiterated Saturday that they plan to play Craig Biggio less in the second half of the season.Impact: Manager Phil Garner said most of Biggio's time off would come in road games, which is the right way to do it, not only because the home fans still want to see him.
News: Craig Biggio had three hits, two doubles and two runs scored as the Astros topped the Phillies 7-5 on Monday.Impact: With his first double, Biggio became the 27th player in major league history to reach 1,000 extra-base hits.
News: Craig Biggio is out of the lineup for Monday's game and will also sit Wednesday.Impact: As suspected, the Astros are trying to line it up so that Biggio will reach 3,000 hits at home.
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 Player in the Spotlight: Craig Biggio   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
(1) Biggio is a 7 time all-star, 6 times at 2B and once at C. Think about that, he was voted one of the best players in his league at the hardest defensive position in baseball and as a middle infielder.
Biggio, who also qualifies at 2B in almost all fantasy leagues this year after being predominantly an OF the last two years, was one of the most prolific offensive 2
While Biggio may not have the name recognition befitting a player of his versatility and talent, he does have a pretty impressive list of achievements to run down.
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 Craig Biggio UNCOVERED! : Houston Indymedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Craig Biggio manipulated his High School SAT scores; accepted a scholarship to Seton Hall that he did NOT deserve; and quit college in his Junior year to enter the MLB Draft.
Craig previously was NOT able to achieve a score of 800 or better on the S.A.T. In Division 1 College Baseball (including Seton Hall University) one must score at least an 800 on the SAT exam in order to qualify and be accepted into that school.
Biggio was more adept than Alomar at accumulating stats in the regular season, but when you view both player's accomplishments in the postseason you'll get a better idea at where the two stand in relative terms according to actual ability.
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Craig Biggio catches a line drive in the eighth inning for the Houston Astros against the...
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 Craig Biggio and the Hall of Fame
This puts Biggio in a great position in 2005 to remove all doubt among voters that he is best second baseman of his generation, a notch above Alomar.
Biggio has now surpassed Carew on this list of Hall of Famers and is creeping closer to rarified air of Joe Morgan.
Biggio has set his sights on 3000 career hits, which would cement his position as one of the greatest players of all time.
www.astrosdaily.com /history/biggiohof.html   (1368 words)

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Biggio then hit his 15th of the season in the third with Willy Taveras aboard.
Clemens, who already ended one brief retirement, agreed only to a one-year deal, while longtime stars Jeff Bagwell and Craig Biggio are nearing the end of their careers.
But he and Biggio played a secondary role in beating the NL East champion Braves, who hardly looked like a team that won its 13th straight division title.
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 Craig Biggio
This special lithograph of Craig Biggio with the Houston Astros, is part of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame series.
Biggio’s many career highlights include; selected to seven All-Star Games; led Astros to four NL Central titles in 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2001; Gold Glove winner 1994, 1995, 1996 and 1997; holds team career records for most seasons, most games, consecutive games, most at bats, runs scored, most hits, and most singles and doubles.
The edition was signed by Biggio at his Texas Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony February 9, 2005.
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 Astros' Craig Biggio Honored With the 2005 Hutch Award
The Houston Astros' Craig Biggio, the only baseball player ever to be named an All-Star both as catcher and second baseman, was honored as the recipient of the prestigious Hutch Award during an on-field ceremony at Minute Maid Park preceding the Astros versus Pittsburgh Pirates game this evening.
Biggio formally received the Hutch Award at a Feb. 1 luncheon ceremony at Seattle's Safeco Field, home of the Seattle Mariners.
In addition, Biggio's compassion and activities for children and the community were cited as having inspired his teammates and fans.
www.fhcrc.org /about/ne/news/2006/04/22/hutch_award.html   (588 words)

 Craig Biggio - ArmchairGM - Sports Wiki, Sports Blog, Sports Resource, Sports Community, Sports 2.0   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
While Biggio no longer has the speed to steal 40+ bases a season, he still runs well enough to swipe 10-15 bases.
Biggio's defense has declined along with his offensive skills, but he still remains capable with the glove.
Biggio is probably a little below average offensively at this stage of his career but he is a legend in Houston and is still producing, so he'll always have a place on the team.
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Houston's Craig Biggio (7) doubles in the third inning.The Houston Astros defeated the Kan...
Craig Biggio hits a solo home run in the fifth inning during the spring training game betw...
Craig Biggio of the Houston Astros lies on first base after almost being thrown out on a p...
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 RotoChamps.com : Craig Biggio
Astros signed second baseman Craig Biggio to a one-year, $4 million contract extension for 2006.
Craig Biggio left tonight's game after 8 1/2 innings with a right hand injury.
Astros GM Tim Purpura is leaning toward moving Craig Biggio back to second base in 2005.
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 Is Craig Biggio a HOFer? - Page 2 - NYYFans.com Yankees Message Board
Biggio should not be penalized for not being a household name.
Biggio has been an upstanding citizen in the MLB community for a long time.
It's not Biggio's fault he plays in Houston, he gets drafted by the Yanks...I doubt we even see a topic like this, at this juncture in Biggio's career.
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 Craig Biggio | The BASEBALL Page
Craig Biggio traveled the path from catcher to second baseman, and then to center fielder, but no matter which position he played he was the heart and soul of the Houston Astros in the 1990s and early 2000s.
On June 28, 2007, Craig Biggio became the first player to collect five hits in the same game in which he reached the 3,000-hit mark.
Biggio was called up in late June of 1988 and played pretty regularly the rest of the season.
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 Craig Biggio News
Craig Biggio news continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.
Along with longtime teammate and friend Craig Biggio, Bagwell helped lead the Astros to four division titles and the team's first National League pennant in 2005.
Jeff Bagwell, the face of Houston baseball for a generation with teammate Craig Biggio, will retire today after 15 years with the team.
www.topix.net /baseball-players/craig-biggio   (599 words)

 Houston Astros, Andy Pettitte, Craig Biggio, Roger Clemens, Major League Baseball - CBS SportsLine.com
HOUSTON -- Craig Biggio hopes to reach a deal with the Houston Astros on a one-year contract by Saturday to avoid filing for free-agency.
Biggio, who turns 41 next month, has spent his entire 19-year career with the Astros and has always said he'd like to finish his career in Houston.
Biggio's teammates Roger Clemens and Andy Pettitte filed for free-agency on Monday.
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 Pieces of Flair: Craig Biggio's Bogus MLB Record   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Biggio has been a great player over the course of his career, but this record is entirely bogus.
I've seen Craig Biggio get hit by pitch many times, and I also saw the record setter last night, in which he used his typical tactic of moving forward and turning into the pitch.
Biggio rarely, if ever, makes any attempt to avoid the pitch, except perhaps when it is at his head.
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