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Craig Biggio quitting baseball on Sept. 30

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by boots, Jul 24, 2007.

  1. boots

    boots New Member

    He's in the Hall.
  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I got in a big argument recently with someone who said Biggio was not Hall worthy...

    I think he's a lock. I'll just be curious if Bagwell joins him there...
  3. boots

    boots New Member

    Bagwell may get there eventually. Biggio get's in because of the 3,000 hits.
  4. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    He's in.

    Good Lord, I never noticed that Bonds is less than a 100 hits from 3,000.

    Also, when you consider that Jeter and A-Rod are the only two guys in the next 6-7 years who have a shot at 3,000, it helps you understand how great an accomplishment it is to hit 3,000.
  5. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    If 3,000 alone weren't enough, having the record for most hits by pitch would seal it for me.
  6. boots

    boots New Member

    I think 3,000 hits mean more to Barry than the home run record.
  7. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Ty Cobb played with Charlie Gehringer for the 1925 Detroit Tigers

    Charlie Gehringer played with Barney McCosky for the 1939 Detroit Tigers

    Barney McCosky played with Roy McMillan for the 1951 Cincinnati Reds

    Roy McMillan played with Nolan Ryan for the 1966 New York Mets

    Nolan Ryan played with Craig Biggio for the 1988 Houston Astros
  8. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    So which movie did he play in with Kevin Bacon?
  9. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    I thought Eddie Murray was the guy for the 80s and 90s.

    But who on the Astros will be the next legacy man?
  10. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    Biggio, in my opinion, is a shoe-in for Cooperstown. Bagwell, I'm not so sure. While I'd like to see him there, it'll probably be a while. Although he's got an MVP -- in a strike-shorterned season -- 449 home runs and 1,529 RBIs (including eight straight 100-plus seasons; six in a row), I think never being on a championship team and only playing 14 full seasons might hurt him.

    My guess is he'll get there a few years into his eligibility, hopefully joining Andre Dawson and Don Mattingly.
  11. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    Lance Berkman. He's a Texas guy through and through. Providing the club wants to keep him, I think he's with Houston for the long haul.
  12. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    I think Bacon is playing Biggio in the upcoming autobiographical film, "Hit By Pitch; Ow, That Fuckin' Hurts: The Craig Biggio Story"

    Or at least he could


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