Sunday, September 30, 2007
posted by Grizzly Adam at 8:40 PM | Permalink
Craig Biggio
Craig Biggio, 2007 Topps

Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Debut: 6/26/88
Final Game: 9/30/07

Career Line: .281/.363/.433

Craig Biggio played his final Major League game tonight. He went 1 for 4 and scored a run in the Astro's 3-0 win over the Atlanta Braves. His final hit was a double, the 668th of his career, and his 3,060th hit. He played 20 seasons in the Big Leagues, all with Houston. He was a quiet star, the kind that sportswriters love to write about--they use words like grit and hustle, and "playing the game the right way". And while I guess all those things are true, in the end, Biggio was simply a great ballplayer. He could hit, he could play anywhere in the field, and he excelled at a very difficult game, for a very long time.

Biggio is the type of guy that I will not be surprised to see in a Major League uniform sometime in the near future. Maybe as a hitting instructor or base coach. I think he is just too good of a baseball player for a team not to have around, helping young talent to develop.