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Craig Biggio comes up 39 votes
short of the Hall of Fame: Why
he´s out for now

CultureMap [Houston, TX], by Chris Baldwin

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Posted By:Four_Leaf Resident, 1/9/2013 3:28:02 PM

Craig Biggio will have to wait. The great Houston Astro is not a first-ballot Baseball Hall of Famer. Biggio came up 39 votes short of the total he needed, collecting 68 percent of the vote in his first year on the ballot in results just released. To be elected, a player needs 75 percent of the vote. On a star-studded, ultra-controversial ballot that included names like Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens, Biggio ended up with the highest vote total. No one was elected for only the third time in history.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: DW626, 1/9/2013 3:46:32 PM     (No. 9107528)

Craig Biggio is a very good player. He is NOT a first ballot HoFer. As for Bonds and Clemens they would be a no brainer if not for the steroid use.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: troutgreen, 1/9/2013 4:04:07 PM     (No. 9107559)

Biggio´s HoF in these parts. Lots of years as a catcher, played any position he was asked, hit in the clutch and represented the Astros admirably. And he did it all without whining, holding out, wanting to be traded, or renegotiating contracts, at least in public. An Astro from start to finish. Good man.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Alynnmcw, 1/9/2013 4:15:32 PM     (No. 9107574)

Had he played for any other team he would have been in.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: KingBubo, 1/9/2013 4:22:15 PM     (No. 9107583)

He will get in, just not 1rst ballot. Calm down and relax good people.

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