Craig Biggio Stats

Craig Biggio was born on Tuesday, December 14, 1965, in Smithtown, New York. Biggio was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on June 26, 1988, with the Houston Astros. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Craig Biggio baseball stats page.

"I get in that box, and I'm not thinking about moving because if I have to think about moving, I can't hit like I want to hit." - Craig Biggio in Baseball Turf War Focuses on Inner Part of Plate (Baseball Digest : August 1998)
Craig Biggio

Craig Biggio Autograph on a 1989 Donruss Baseball Card (#561 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1989don01' title='1989 Donruss Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)
Craig Biggio Autograph on a 1989 Donruss Baseball Card (#561 | Checklist )

Birth Name:
Craig Alan Biggio
Nickname:
None
Born On:
12-14-1965  (Sagittarius)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Smithtown, New York
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 100 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Kings Park High School (Kings Park, NY)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-11
Player Weight Chart Weight:
185
First Game:
06-26-1988 (Age 22)
Last Game:
09-30-2007
Draft:
1987 : 1st Round (22nd)
Craig Biggio

Craig Biggio Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
- - Did Not Pitch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
Craig Biggio

Craig Biggio Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1988 23 Astros 50 123 14 26 6 1 3 0 5 7 2 29 1 0 0 1 .211 .254 .350
1989 24 Astros 134 443 64 114 21 2 13 1 60 49 8 64 6 5 6 7 .257 .336 .402
1990 25 Astros 150 555 53 153 24 2 4 0 42 53 1 79 9 1 3 11 .276 .342 .348
1991 26 Astros 149 546 79 161 23 4 4 0 46 53 3 71 5 3 2 2 .295 .358 .374
1992 27 Astros 162 613 96 170 32 3 6 0 39 94 9 95 5 2 7 5 .277 .378 .369
1993 28 Astros 155 610 98 175 41 5 21 0 64 77 7 93 4 5 10 10 .287 .373 .474
1994 29 Astros 114 437 88 139 44 5 6 1 56 62 1 58 2 2 8 5 .318 .411 .483
1995 30 Astros 141 553 123 167 30 2 22 0 77 80 1 85 11 7 22 6 .302 .406 .483
1996 31 Astros 162 605 113 174 24 4 15 0 75 75 0 72 8 8 27 10 .288 .386 .415
1997 32 Astros 162 619 146 191 37 8 22 0 81 84 6 107 0 7 34 0 .309 .415 .501
1998 33 Astros 160 646 123 210 51 2 20 0 88 64 6 113 1 4 23 10 .325 .403 .503
1999 34 Astros 160 639 123 188 56 0 16 0 73 88 9 107 5 6 11 5 .294 .386 .457
2000 35 Astros 101 377 67 101 13 5 8 0 35 61 3 73 7 5 16 10 .268 .388 .393
2001 36 Astros 155 617 118 180 35 3 20 0 70 66 4 100 0 6 28 11 .292 .382 .455
2002 37 Astros 145 577 96 146 36 3 15 0 58 50 2 111 9 2 17 15 .253 .330 .404
2003 38 Astros 153 628 102 166 44 2 15 0 62 57 3 116 3 2 27 4 .264 .350 .412
2004 39 Astros 156 633 100 178 47 0 24 0 63 40 0 94 9 3 15 8 .281 .337 .469
2005 40 Astros 155 590 94 156 40 1 26 0 69 37 2 90 4 3 17 10 .264 .325 .468
2006 41 Astros 145 548 79 135 33 0 21 0 62 40 1 84 5 5 9 15 .246 .306 .422
2007 42 Astros 141 517 68 130 31 3 10 2 50 23 0 112 7 5 3 5 .251 .285 .381
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
20 Years 2,850 10,876 1,844 3,060 668 55 291 4 1,175 1,160 68 1,753 101 81 285 150 .281 .363 .433
Craig Biggio

Craig Biggio Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1988 Astros C 50 40 1,038 323 6.5 320 292 28 3 0 3 51 17 .991 8.32
1989 Astros C 125 119 3,192 792 6.3 784 728 56 8 6 9 140 29 .990 6.63
1989 Astros CF 4 4 108 11 2.8 11 11 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.75
1989 Astros LF 1 1 24 5 5.0 4 4 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .800 4.50
1990 Astros C 113 101 2,712 609 5.4 600 546 54 9 4 7 117 38 .985 5.97
1990 Astros CF 34 34 849 98 2.9 95 91 4 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .969 3.02
1990 Astros LF 18 10 261 23 1.3 22 20 2 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .957 2.28
1990 Astros RF 2 0 3 1 0.5 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
1991 Astros 2B 3 3 75 14 4.7 13 5 8 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .929 4.68
1991 Astros C 139 131 3,525 963 6.9 953 889 64 10 10 13 126 46 .990 7.30
1991 Astros CF 1 0 3 1 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
1991 Astros LF 1 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1992 Astros 2B 161 157 4,221 769 4.8 757 344 413 12 81 n/a n/a n/a .984 4.84
1993 Astros 2B 155 155 4,056 767 4.9 753 306 447 14 90 n/a n/a n/a .982 5.01
1994 Astros 2B 113 112 2,937 570 5.0 563 225 338 7 63 n/a n/a n/a .988 5.18
1995 Astros 2B 141 139 3,819 728 5.2 718 299 419 10 78 n/a n/a n/a .986 5.08
1996 Astros 2B 162 160 4,227 811 5.0 801 361 440 10 76 n/a n/a n/a .988 5.12
1997 Astros 2B 160 155 4,152 863 5.4 845 341 504 18 108 n/a n/a n/a .979 5.49
1998 Astros 2B 159 154 4,104 764 4.8 749 318 431 15 92 n/a n/a n/a .980 4.93
1999 Astros 2B 155 153 4,054 812 5.2 800 370 430 12 117 n/a n/a n/a .985 5.33
1999 Astros LF 6 3 76 7 1.2 7 6 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.49
2000 Astros 2B 100 99 2,558 471 4.7 465 183 282 6 57 n/a n/a n/a .987 4.91
2001 Astros 2B 154 152 4,034 680 4.4 669 280 389 11 86 n/a n/a n/a .984 4.48
2002 Astros 2B 142 140 3,710 674 4.7 666 313 353 8 88 n/a n/a n/a .988 4.85
2002 Astros LF 1 1 27 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.00
2003 Astros CF 150 150 3,939 336 2.2 335 326 9 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .997 2.30
2004 Astros CF 66 66 1,712 135 2.0 135 134 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.13
2004 Astros LF 83 83 1,963 128 1.5 119 116 3 9 0 n/a n/a n/a .930 1.64
2005 Astros 2B 141 141 3,516 661 4.7 645 249 396 16 81 n/a n/a n/a .976 4.95
2006 Astros 2B 129 127 3,186 559 4.3 553 219 334 6 80 n/a n/a n/a .989 4.69
2007 Astros 2B 114 111 2,811 468 4.1 458 191 267 10 54 n/a n/a n/a .979 4.40
2007 Astros C 1 1 6 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 4.50
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
2B Totals 1,989 1,958 51,460 9,611 4.8 9,455 4,004 5,451 156 1,152 n/a n/a n/a .984 4.96
C Totals 428 392 10,473 2,688 6.3 2,658 2,456 202 30 20 32 434 130 .989 6.85
CF Totals 255 254 6,611 581 2.3 577 562 15 4 1 n/a n/a n/a .993 2.36
LF Totals 110 98 2,352 164 1.5 153 147 6 11 0 n/a n/a n/a .933 1.76
RF Totals 2 0 3 1 0.5 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
20 Years 2,784 2,702 70,899 13,045 4.7 12,844 7,170 5,674 201 1,173 32 434 130 .985 4.89
Craig Biggio

Craig Biggio Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1988 Astros 6 1 .857 0 1 n/a 41.0 4.2 24.6 - - -
1989 Astros 21 3 .875 5 1 n/a 34.1 6.9 7.4 - - -
1990 Astros 25 11 .694 3 0 n/a 138.8 7.0 13.2 - - -
1991 Astros 19 6 .760 11 1 n/a 136.5 7.7 11.9 - - -
1992 Astros 38 15 .717 2 0 n/a 102.2 6.5 15.7 - - -
1993 Astros 15 17 .469 0 0 n/a 29.0 6.6 9.5 - - -
1994 Astros 39 4 .907 2 0 n/a 72.8 7.5 7.8 - - -
1995 Astros 33 8 .805 1 0 n/a 25.1 6.5 7.2 - - -
1996 Astros 25 7 .781 0 0 n/a 40.3 8.4 8.1 - - -
1997 Astros 47 10 .825 3 1 1 28.1 5.8 7.6 - - -
1998 Astros 50 8 .862 1 0 1 32.3 5.7 7.3 - - -
1999 Astros 28 14 .667 2 0 2 39.9 6.0 8.8 - - -
2000 Astros 12 2 .857 1 0 0 47.1 5.2 10.8 - - -
2001 Astros 7 4 .636 1 0 1 30.9 6.2 8.8 - - -
2002 Astros 16 2 .889 2 0 0 38.5 5.2 9.9 - - -
2003 Astros 8 4 .667 6 0 0 41.9 5.4 10.1 - - -
2004 Astros 7 2 .778 12 0 1 26.4 6.7 10.0 - - -
2005 Astros 11 1 .917 9 0 0 22.7 6.6 8.6 - - -
2006 Astros 3 2 .600 13 0 0 26.1 6.5 8.8 - - -
2007 Astros 4 3 .571 23 1 0 51.7 4.6 10.3 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
20 Years 414 124 .770 97 5 6 37.4 6.2 9.3 - - -
Craig Biggio

Craig Biggio Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1988 Houston Astros 4 $73,500.00 - -
1989 Houston Astros 7 $78,000.00 - -
1990 Houston Astros 7 $240,000.00 - -
1991 Houston Astros 7 $437,500.00 Stats -
1992 Houston Astros 7 $1,425,000.00 Stats -
1993 Houston Astros 7 $3,050,000.00 - -
1994 Houston Astros 7 $3,500,000.00 Stats n/a
1995 Houston Astros 7 $4,725,000.00 Stats -
1996 Houston Astros 7 $2,075,000.00 Stats -
1997 Houston Astros 7 $6,280,000.00 Stats -
1998 Houston Astros 7 $6,145,000.00 Stats -
1999 Houston Astros 7 $6,060,000.00 - -
2000 Houston Astros 7 $6,750,000.00 - -
2001 Houston Astros 7 $7,750,000.00 - -
2002 Houston Astros 7 $8,750,000.00 - -
2003 Houston Astros 7 $9,750,000.00 - -
2004 Houston Astros 7 $3,000,000.00 - -
2005 Houston Astros 7 $3,000,000.00 - Stats
2006 Houston Astros 7 $4,000,000.00 - -
2007 Houston Astros 7 $5,150,000.00 - -


Did you know that Craig Biggio, Barry Bonds and Rickey Henderson are the only three players in Major League history with 2,500+ hits, 500+ doubles, 400+ stolen bases and 250+ home runs? Let's take a look at some additional numbers of interest as they relate to Craig Biggio, easily one of the best second baseman in baseball history:

0 - Craig Biggio tied Augie Galan of the 1935 Chicago Cubs and Dick McAuliffe of the 1968 Detroit Tigers when he played in 150+ games during the 1997 season and did not ground into a single double play .

3 - Craig Biggio appeared on his first Hall of Fame ballot in 2013, receiving 388 votes, or 68.2%, shy of the 75% needed for induction. In 2014, Biggio received 422 of the 571 votes, exactly two votes shy of what he needed to get into Cooperstown. The third time, a charm, Biggio received 82.7% of the votes needed to be immortalized in Cooperstown.

7 - Craig Biggio was a seven-time All-Star ( 1991 , 1992 , 1994 , 1995 , 1996 , 1997 , 1998 ) who also wore uniform #7 , and will be the last Houston Astro player to ever wear it. On May 23, 2008, during a pre-game ceremony in which Biggio received an award for MLB.com's This Year in Baseball 2007 Moment of the Year award for his 3,000th hit on June 28 , the Astros announced that they would retire Craig Biggio's #7 . The Houston Astros retired it on August 17, 2008 , prior to the start of a game versus the Arizona Diamondbacks.

27 - Craig Biggio went 5-for-6 on June 28, 2007 , and his third hit of that day was a single which made him the 27th player in the history of Major League Baseball to join the 3,000 Hits Club . The game was temporarily stopped while Biggio shared the moment with his wife, his children and longtime friend and former teammate Jeff Bagwell . Biggio was the first player in Houston Astros history to accumulate 3,000+ hits ( Top 1,000 ).

50 - Craig Biggio stole exactly fifty bases in 1998, the most he ever had in any single season. That same year he had hit 51 doubles, a feat (50 steals / 50 doubles) that hadn't been seen since Hall of Famer Tris Speaker had 52 steals and 53 doubles with the 1912 Boston Red Sox .

53 - Craig Biggio hit 291 career home runs of which 53 were hit while he was batting leadoff - the most leadoff home runs in a career by any National League hitter in history.

146 - Craig Biggio scored 146 runs in 1997, to lead the National League. The total was not a new runs scored record , but a higher number of runs had not been scored in either league since Ted Williams had 150 in 1950 (A.L.) and Chuck Klein had 152 in 1932 (N.L.). Biggio did set a new Astros record, but it was passed three years later when Jeff Bagwell scored 152 times.

285 - Craig Biggio dug in at the plate and was hit by a National League record 285 pitches ( Record Book ). Biggio's career total was two shy of Hughie Jennings , number one on the top 1,000 career leaders for hit by pitch .

2,850 - Craig Biggio appeared in more games wearing an Astros uniform than any player in team history. His 2,850 games are well ahead of second place, Jeff Bagwell , who had 2,150 games. The duo are the only two with 2,000+ games played in team history. Biggio also has the franchise record for most at bats (10,876 | #2 is Bagwell , 7,797), most runs scored (1,844 | #2 is Bagwell , 1,517), hits (3,060 | #2 is Bagwell , 2,314) and doubles (668 | #2 is Bagwell , 488).

Craig Biggio has hit more doubles in Major League history than any right-handed hitter ever! Ranked fifth all-time on the top 1,000 doubles chart , those in front of him are Tris Speaker (792 doubles, a Hall of Fame lefty), Pete Rose (742 doubles, a switch-hitter), Stan Musial (725 doubles, a Hall of Fame lefty) and Ty Cobb (724 doubles, a Hall of Fame lefty).

Craig Biggio Hall of Fame Plaque
Craig Biggio | National Baseball Hall of Fame Plaque | Class of 2015 ( HOF )
Craig Biggio was an All-Star catcher during the 1991 All-Star Game . A year later, Biggio was an All-Star second baseman during the 1992 All-Star Game , becoming the first player in the history of baseball to be an All-Star at both catcher and second base.

Last-Modified: August 21, 2018 10:52 AM EST

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