May 18, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros former second baseman Craig Biggio watches batting practice before a game against the Texas Rangers at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-US PRESSWIRE
In 2000 Richard Hildalgo scored 118 runs. The following year, 2001, Craig Biggio accomplished the same thing. They're both currently ninth on the franchise Runs Scored list. In this article we'll take a look at their respective years and the one player who topped both of them.
In 2000 Hidalgo had arguably the best year of his career. In 644 plate apearances he hit .314/.391/.636 with 44 homeruns, 42 doubles, three triples, 175 hits overall and 56 walks. It's no surprise he scored that many runs with those stats, but even more impressive is that he did that primarily hitting in the fourth, fifth and sixth spot of the lineup. He had 27 games batting fifth, 48 batting fourth and 69 hitting sixth.
Biggio followed that performance by hitting .292/.382/.455 with 20 homeruns, 35 doubles, three triples, 180 hits overall and 66 walks, in 2001. As you would expect Biggio spent most of his time at the top of the lineup with 109 games leading off and 44 batting second.
The player who topped both of them in runs scored, Jeff Bagwell who scored 152 runs in 2000 and 126 in 2001.