Craig Biggio is part of the National Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2015. It was the third time Biggio was on the ballot. Last year, he missed it by just two votes.
Craig Biggio said it was an emotional day.
“I got a phone call that will forever change my life, my family’s life, but it was very, very overwhelming and very emotional,” said Biggio. “I don’t really remember speaking to the people on the phone, other than I started crying (chuckle), and then I asked them, I think it was the third person I ended up talking to and I said, ‘Is this really real, you’re not playing a joke on me or nothing, right?’”
Biggio, an all-star catcher, second baseman and outfielder, will be the first Astros player to be enshrined in Copperstown. He said he was thankful about spending his professional career with one team and to get paid to play the game he loved.
“I have no regrets in my career. I played the game hard. I played the game right. It was always about the team,” said Biggio.
Biggio made it on the third attempt after falling two votes shy last year. He added, “You don’t play the game to get into the Hall of Fame, but because you love it.”
He joins three pitchers in the 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame class. The quartet will be inducted in Copperstown on July 26th.