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Astros Biggio On Prepping Baseball Hall Of Fame Speech: ‘We’re gettin’ there’

He joins three other inductees on Sunday afternoon, July 26th, in Cooperstown.

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Craig Biggio, who played his entire 20 year Major League career with the Houston Astros, learned that he was part of the National Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2015 back in January.

 

Next weekend, Craig Biggio becomes the first inductee at the Baseball Hall of Fame to wear an Astros cap. The man who wore number seven for 20 seasons has been practicing his speech.

“We’re gettin’ there! We’re gettin’ there. I mean, I think that my kids know it better than I do.”  

Craig Biggio will be inducted on July 26th in Cooperstown. He told me that staying with one team his entire career was always a major goal, along with getting to the World Series.

“To be able to be part of one organization — my big dream and vision. I was an East Coast kid — all I ever wanted to do was to get to the World Series, and there’s two teams in Texas that never got there before. You know, being loyal to one organization meant a lot to me. It’s a pretty cool thing.”  

Biggio was drafted as a catcher, but the Astros moved him to second base after his fifth year. He wants to make sure that, in his speech, he thanks everyone who helped him along the way.

“You know, playing 20 years, transitioning out of the 80’s, 90’s and into the 2000’s when the dollars started to get bigger and bigger for players, there was a big commitment — a big commitment from myself and also a big committment from the organization,” Biggio said. 

Biggio joins three other inductees — all elected by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America — on Sunday afternoon, July 26th, in Cooperstown.

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