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Astros Icon Inducted Into Another Hall Of Fame Tonight

 
Astros Icon Inducted Into Another Hall Of Fame Tonight
Posted Saturday, February 1st 2014 @ 8am  by KTRH News Staff

Astros icon Craig Biggio will be one of six former players inducted into the Ted Williams Hitters Hall of Fame tonight in Florida.  

Johnny Damon and Frank Howard will also be among the inductees.In his 20 Major League seasons, all in an Astros uniform, Biggio has 3,060 hits, which ranks 21st all-time in Major League history, and 11th all-time among right-handed hitters. Ad­ditionally, his 3,060 hits rank fifth all-time in National League history among RHH.

In 2,850 career games, Biggio hit .281 with 668 doubles, 291 home runs, 1,175 RBI, 1,161 walks, 414 stolen bases and 1,844 runs scored, the latter ranking 14th all-time and seventh in NL history. His 668 doubles are the most in Major League history by a right-handed hitter and rank fifth all-time among all hitters. Biggio also holds the NL record for ca­reer leadoff home runs with 53 and the modern Major League record for being hit by a pitch with 285.

He is also one of just 14 players in ML history to reach both 3,000 hits and 1,000 extra-base hits, and is the only player in MLB history to reach all four of the following milestones: 600 doubles, 250 homers, 3,000 hits and 400 stolen bases.

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