It's been eight years in the waiting for Astros fans. It's been eight years waiting for the city of Houston and the state of Texas in general. Now it becomes a reality today. Craig Biggio led off the inductees, appropriately as the Astros greatest leadoff hitter.
After Biggio was introduced, his plaque was given to him before he spoke. On that plaque is the 2000's Astros cap. The Astros switched to the black, brick, and gold uniforms as the Astros move to Enron Field (Now Minute Maid Park). The Astros wore this hat during the 2005 World Series against the White Sox.
The plaque reads:
Craig Alan Biggio, Houston, N.L. 1988-2007. Gritty spark plug who ignited Astros offense for 20 Major League season, becoming the first player in history with at least 3,000 hits, 600 doubles, 400 stolen bases and 250 home runs. Transitioned from All-Star catcher to Gold Glove second baseman to everyday outfielder, amassing 3,060 hits, including 668 doubles -- most bya right-handed batter -- and a modern day record 285 times hit by a pitch. A seven-time All-Star, won five Silver Slugger Awards and four Gold Glove Awards.