Another big day in franchise history, so we get another weekend TDAH. On this day, 23 years ago, Craig Biggio made his major league debut as the Astros beat the San Francisco Giants 6-0 at the Astrodome.
Bidge was 0 for 2 in this game, but he walked, stole a base, scored a run and struck out while also catching Jose Uribe stealing. Biggio was hitting .320/.408/.456 in his first full season in the majors at Triple-A Tucson in the Pacific Coast League. Compare that to some of the prospects we're so high on now...
Biggio also guided Jim DeShaies to his fifth victory of the season, as he threw 6 2/3 innings while allowing five hits, four walks and three strikeouts. Larry Anderson finished the final 2 1/3 innings of the game, giving up two hits and striking out four.
Biggio went on to play in 49 more games that season, but he only walked six more times and stole five more bases in that time. It took him a while to click in the big leagues and his line in 1989 wasn't great, but it was good enough to win him his first Silver Slugger award.
Here's the graphic replay of the game, thanks to Back to Baseball.