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Craig Biggio's best career moments

1987-88: Catch a rising star

Scouted at Seton Hall University by then-Astros coach Yogi Berra, Biggio was drafted in the 1st round in 1987 as a catcher and made his debut on June 26, 1988.

July 9, 1988: Hall of Fame battery

As a 22-year-old rookie, Biggio was the starting catcher for Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan's 100th win as an Astro.

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Aug. 22, 1988: Goose hunting

The future star didn’t collect his first career homer until his 81st at-bat, off Hall of Famer Goose Gossage in the second official night game at Wrigley Field.

1992: Who’s on second?

Biggio was an All-Star catcher before being moved to second base, where he won four Gold Gloves and five Silver Sluggers.

Mr. Durable

In 20 years in the Majors, he hit the injured list only once, when he tore his ACL while covering second base on Aug. 1, 2000.

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April 8, 2002: Hitting for the cycle

Biggio went 4-for-4 against the Rockies, becoming the fifth Astro to hit for the cycle.

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June 29, 2005: Hit me with your best shot

When he was hit by a pitch thrown by Byung-Hyun Kim, Biggio surpassed Don Baylor’s modern-day HBP record with 268.

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Sept. 7, 2005: Take that, Billy

Down by one run with two outs in the ninth, the Astros star launched a three-run homer off former teammate and Phillies closer Billy Wagner in a key pennant-chase game.

Oct. 22, 2005: Finally, a World Series

After 2,564 regular-season games, Biggio became the Astros' first player to get a World Series at-bat.

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June 28, 2007: Welcome to the club

In his final season, Biggio cemented his Hall of Fame legacy by becoming the 27th player to reach 3,000 hits with a single off Aaron Cook.

Sept. 30, 2007: One last time

A crowd of 43,823 packed Minute Maid Park to watch Biggio play in his 2,850th and final game, ending a 20-year career in an Astros uniform.


July 26, 2015: Cooperstown calls

Biggio took his spot among baseball’s legends, becoming the first player with an Astros cap on his Hall of Fame plaque.

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