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Craig Biggio: Mr. 3000…actually 3002!!!

In Fun Stuff, Houston Astros, Local News, Sports on June 28, 2007 at 11:02 pm

David J. Phillip / AP Mr. 3000


Horray! He did it! Our 2nd baseman that Houston has been proud of for the past 20 years got his 3000th hit during the 7th inning of Thursday’s game against the Colorado Rockies. 3000 wasn’t good enough for Craig, he ended the night as Mr. 3002! Biggio is the 27th player to reach 3000 career hits.

His 3000th hit brought in Brad Ausmus; however, Craig was tagged out at 2nd. In front of a sell-out crowd at Minute Maid Park, #7 was congratulated by his fellow teammates, his wife Patty, and three children. Overcome with emotion, Craig dragged long-time Astro and friend Jeff Bagwell out to the field to acknowledge the crowd.

Craig Biggio at 3000

Craig has spent twenty years with the Houston Astros – his entire baseball career. I think one of the best things about him hitting 3000 is the fact that he did it at home in front of his friends, family, and fans.


Additionally, Craig had 5 consecutive hits during the game! He had only done this once previously – in 2001. The 5th consecutive hit came in the bottom of the 11th. As Craig was on 3rd, Hunter Pence on 2nd, and Lance Berkman on 1st, Carlos Lee hit a Grand Slam to give the Astros the win! Ending the game at 10:55p.m. and 11 innings, the Astros won 8-5!


For more about this story and Craig’s legacy, check out abc13.com.

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