Craig Biggio Biography
Craig Alan Biggio is an American former second baseman, outfielder and catcher in Major League Baseball who played his entire career from 1988 through 2007 for the Houston Astros. A seven-time National League (NL) All-Star often regarded as the greatest all-around player in Astros history, he is the only player ever to be named an All-Star at both catcher and second base. With longtime teammates Jeff Bagwell and Lance Berkman, he formed the core of the “Killer B’s” who led Houston to six playoff appearances from 1997 to 2005, culminating in the franchise’s first World Series appearance in 2005. At the end of his career he ranked sixth in NL history in games played (2,850), fifth in at-bats (10,876), twenty-first in hits (3,060), and seventh in runs scored (1,844). His 668 career doubles ranked fifth in major league history, and are the most ever by a right-handed hitter; his 56 doubles in 1999 were the most in the major leagues in 63 years.
Craig Biggio Age
The American former second baseman Craig Biggio was born on December 14, 1965, in Smithtown, NY. He is 53 years old as of 2018.
Craig Biggio Height
Wondering how tall is the American former second baseman, well according to our research , he stands at a height of 5 feet 11 inches tall.
Craig Biggio Family
Biggio and his family had a home in Spring Lake, New Jersey that they named “Home Plate”. Biggio’s father-in-law is Assemblyman Joseph V. Egan, a member of the New Jersey legislature
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Craig Biggio Education
He graduated from Kings Park High School in Kings Park, New York, where he excelled as a multi-sport varsity athlete. Most notably, after the 1983 season, Biggio was awarded the Hansen Award, which recognized him as being the best football player in Suffolk County. However, Biggio’s passion lay with baseball, such that he turned down football scholarships for the opportunity to play baseball for Seton Hall University.
Craig Biggio Career
Besides being an infielder, Seton Hall coach Mike Sheppard switched him to catcher because the team was in need of one. He was an All-American baseball player at Seton Hall, where he played with other future Major League Baseball stars Mo Vaughn and John Valentin. Biggio, Vaughn and Valentin, along with Marteese Robinson, were featured in the book The Hit Men and the Kid Who Batted Ninth by David Siroty, which chronicled their rise from college teammates to the major leagues. He was selected by the Houston Astros in the first round (22nd overall) of the 1987 draft. He remains Seton Hall’s leader in triples, second in runs scored, and is in the top ten in eighteen other single-season and career categories. In 1996, Biggio was inducted into the Seton Hall Hall of Fame and had his number 44 retired in 2012.
Craig Biggio Net Worth
He is a former MLB player who has a net worth of $50 million. He had a career that spanned 20 years with the Houston Astros as a professional baseball player from 1988 to 2007.
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Craig Biggio’s reaction to his son’s first Major League homer was pure joy
One of the benefits of being the son of a Hall of Fame baseball player is that you get to avoid the sort of vicarious parenting that inevitably ends with obscene displays on the sidelines of sporting events and angry calls to teachers.
That’s the case for Blue Jays second baseman Cavan Biggio, whose dad Craig was a Hall of Fame second baseman for the Astros. That means that they can both sit back and enjoy the successes of Cavan’s baseball career.
So, when Cavan hit his first Major League home run on Sunday — a monster dinger to the upper levels of Rogers Centre — his dad reacted like any good, proud parent would: with the sort of smile that holds nothing but pure joy.
His teammates — including the fellow son of a Hall of Famer Vlad Guerrero Jr. — were equally thrilled, watching the ball sail over the fence as if they had hit it themselves:
t is in the nature of home runs that they bring joy, so it’s good to see that Biggio’s first one brought a little extra joy to everyone who witnessed it.
Eric Chesterton is writer for Cut4. He particularly enjoys bunts against the shift, stolen bases and celebrating his birthday with mascots at the ballpark