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Houston Astros to Retire Craig Biggio's #7

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For 20 years, # 7 was on a Houston Astros lineup card(technically that's not true, he wore #4 in his 1st season)... and now #7 will forever be lifted to the rafters at the Houston Astros ballpark. 

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Craig Biggio's number will be retired today in a pre-game ceremony before the Astros take on the Arizona Diamondbacks. 

Biggio will always be remembered for his hard work and the way he played the game, but he also managed to put up some pretty decent numbers while at it.

  • 7 time All Star - 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997 & 1998
  • 4 time Gold Glove - 1994, 1995, 1996 & 1997
  • 5 time silver slugger - 1989, 1994, 1995, 1997 & 1998
  • Played All 162 games in a season 3 times, 1992, 1996 & 1997
  • Led the league in runs scored twice - 1996(123) & 1997(146)
  • Led the league in doubles 3 times - 1994(44), 1998(51) & 1999(56)
  • Led the league in stolen bases once - 1994(39)
  • Led the league in HBP 5 times - 1995, 1996, 1997, 2001 & 2003 : 2nd on the career list at 285(Modern day record holder)
  • Holds NL record for most career lead-off home runs(53)
  • One of only 2 players to have hit 50 doubles and stolen 50 bases in a season(1998)
  • In 1997 became the 1st player in MLB history to go an entire 162 game season without hitting into a double play
  • Leads the Astros in career games played, AB's, R, H, 2B, HBP and XBH
  • Other Astros career numbers - 5th in 3B, 2nd in HR, 2nd in RBI, 2nd in BB, 2nd in SB, 6th in OBP, 9th in SLG, 9th in AVG
  • All Time MLB Ranks - 5th in doubles, 15th in games played, 12th in at bats, 19th in hits
  • Joined the 3000 hit club on 6/28/07 against the Colorado Rockies
G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB CS OBP SLG AVG
Career Totals 2850 10876 1844 3060 668 55 291 1175 4711 1160 1753 414 124 0.363 0.433 0.281

 

If you want to watch the retirement ceremony, you can do so on FSN (channel 37 for Houston Comcast users) starting at Noon!