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    Hanging up the cleats: Craig Biggio to retire at season's end

    http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/7023088

    Craig Biggio planned to announce Tuesday that he will retire at the end of this season.

    Biggio, who reached 3,000 hits in June 28, was scheduled to hold a news conference before the Houston Astros hosted the Los Angeles Dodgers and the purpose of the announcement was to announce his retirement plans, a person familiar with the arrangements said. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to speak publicly.
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    Re: Hanging up the cleats: Craig Biggio to retire at season's end

    Nice to see a player start and end his career with the same time.

    Does his 3,000 hits get him into the Hall of Fame?
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    Re: Hanging up the cleats: Craig Biggio to retire at season's end

    Quote Originally Posted by NewEraYanks2527
    Nice to see a player start and end his career with the same time.

    Does his 3,000 hits get him into the Hall of Fame?
    Craig Biggio is a first ballot HOFer.

    He has a great resume despite not winning a World Series ring.
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    Re: Hanging up the cleats: Craig Biggio to retire at season's end

    I'd vote for him if I had a vote. Always was a fan of his and the Astros.

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    Re: Hanging up the cleats: Craig Biggio to retire at season's end

    Quote Originally Posted by NewEraYanks2527
    Nice to see a player start and end his career with the same time.

    Does his 3,000 hits get him into the Hall of Fame?
    He'd get my vote.


    Good for him. He's had a great career, and if this is what he wants, then I think that's great. He's always been a favorite of mine.

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    Re: Hanging up the cleats: Craig Biggio to retire at season's end

    I was always a fan of his. He's a Long Island boy.
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    Re: Hanging up the cleats: Craig Biggio to retire at season's end

    I bet he gets in easily.

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    Re: Hanging up the cleats: Craig Biggio to retire at season's end

    Rank Player (age) Doubles Bats
    1. Tris Speaker+* 792 L
    2. Pete Rose# 746 B
    3. Stan Musial+* 725 L
    4. Ty Cobb+* 724 L
    5. George Brett+* 665 L
    6. Craig Biggio (41) 661 R
    7. Nap Lajoie+ 657 R
    8. Carl Yastrzemski+* 646 L
    9. Honus Wagner+ 640 R
    10. Hank Aaron+ 624 R

    If 3,000 doesn't than this should. He is a doubles machine. He also played 3 different difficult positions in C/2B/OF.

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    Re: Hanging up the cleats: Craig Biggio to retire at season's end

    Hate to see the last of the "killer B's" go..

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    Re: Hanging up the cleats: Craig Biggio to retire at season's end

    Thought this was awesome!

    July 25, 2007, 6:44AM
    Grand slam puts exclamation point on Biggio's day
    6th-inning blast into Crawford Boxes provides Astros with win over Dodgers

    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/4996647.html

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    Re: Hanging up the cleats: Craig Biggio to retire at season's end

    Yeah, Biggio is pretty clearly a first ballot Hall of Famer.
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    Re: Hanging up the cleats: Craig Biggio to retire at season's end

    Biggio relives old times behind plate
    Retiring star returns to catching, collects two hits; today's his last game

    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/...b/5175654.html

    Biggio started at catcher for the first time since Oct. 5, 1991, and caught two innings before playing six innings at second base, the position where he became a star after breaking into the majors in 1988 as a catcher.

    "I enjoyed it," Biggio, 41, said. "Walking out to the bullpen and everybody down the right-field line was standing up, everybody in the outfield and bar area were saying so many nice things. I'm just glad it went well.
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    Re: Hanging up the cleats: Craig Biggio to retire at season's end

    It's great to see a fellow Seton Hall grad. having the career he had that will make him a future hall of famer. I hope he stays in the game because I'm sure he could make major contributions to the sport.

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    Re: Hanging up the cleats: Craig Biggio to retire at season's end

    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty one
    It's great to see a fellow Seton Hall grad. having the career he had that will make him a future hall of famer. I hope he stays in the game because I'm sure he could make major contributions to the sport.
    Ditto... couldn't be more proud that a fellow Pirate made it as big as he did in the majors.

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    Re: Hanging up the cleats: Craig Biggio to retire at season's end

    A Hall of Fame Career has come to an end. 1 for 4 with a run scored and he goes out with a win.

    A class guy.
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    Re: Hanging up the cleats: Craig Biggio to retire at season's end

    I really wanted him to break the Hit By Pitch Record. He came two short of tying.

    If I was pitching against him on the last day, I'd bean him thrice with 40 MPH heat, just because I like him.
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    Re: Hanging up the cleats: Craig Biggio to retire at season's end

    Was great to see the in game highlights from today's game. Congrats to Biggio on a tremendous career! He will be missed.
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    Great guy
    Great player
    All class all the time and will be missed. HOF for sure
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