Craig Biggio at Cardinal Field
Craig Biggio played his last game for the Astros, Sept. 30, 2007.
Here are some of the highlights of his career:
On June 28, 2007, Craig 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. The game action paused while Biggio shared the moment with his wife and children. Longtime friend and former teammate Jeff Bagwell emerged from the Astros clubhouse to congratulate him. Biggio became the first player in Astros history to accumulate 3,000 hits.
In anticipation of Biggio’s reaching 3,000 hits, the Astros installed a digital counter just left of center field displaying his current hit total.
With 668 doubles, he ended his career in 5th place on the all-time list. Biggio also holds the record for the most doubles by a right-handed hitter.
Craig Biggio is the only player in the history of baseball with 3000 hits, 600 doubles, 400 stolen bases, and 250 home runs.
Biggio ranks 20th on the all time hits list, though of those 20 players he ranks 19th in career batting average. Only Cal Ripken hit for a lower career average.
Biggio fell nine home runs short of joining the career 300-300 club (300 homers and 300 stolen bases). He would have become only the seventh player to achieve the feat. Incidentally, this also caused him to fall short of the 3,000 hits, 300 homers and 300 stolen bases mark; he would have been only the second player in history to reach that club, the other being Willie Mays.