Maddux, Glavine, Thomas voted to Hall of Fame

Maddux, Glavine, Thomas voted to Hall of Fame

NEW YORK, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Long-time Atlanta Braves pitching teammates Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine and slugger Frank Thomas have been voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Maddux, Glavine, Thomas lead Baseball Hall of Fame ballot

Maddux, Glavine, Thomas lead Baseball Hall of Fame ballot

NEW YORK, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Pitchers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, with six Cy Young Awards between them, and two-time MVP Frank Thomas are new names on the Baseball Hall of Fame ballot.

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No players voted to baseball hall in 2013

No players voted to baseball hall in 2013

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y., Jan. 9 (UPI) -- No players will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2013 following the first vote of the so-called Steroid Era, hall officials said Wednesday.
Bonds, Clemens top Hall of Fame ballot

Bonds, Clemens top Hall of Fame ballot

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y., Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Outfielder Barry Bonds and pitcher Roger Clemens are among 24 first-time names on the 2013 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot, which was released Wednesday.
Angels release Bobby Abreu

Angels release Bobby Abreu

CLEVELAND, April 28 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Angels announced Friday they had released veteran outfielder Bobby Abreu.

MLB: Houston 5, Kansas City 4

HOUSTON, June 25 (UPI) -- Lance Berkman's two-run, sixth-inning homer Thursday boosted the Houston Astros to a 5-4 inter-league win over the Kansas City Royals.

MLB: Chicago Cubs 8, San Diego 5

CHICAGO, May 14 (UPI) -- Alfonso Soriano drove in three runs and Ted Lilly struck out 11 Wednesday, bringing the Chicago Cubs an 8-5 decision over San Diego.

MLB: Houston 3, Atlanta 0

HOUSTON, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Carlos Lee drove in two runs Sunday as Houston beat Atlanta, 3-0, in the final game for longtime Astro Craig Biggio.

MLB: Houston 3, Atlanta 2

HOUSTON, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Lance Berkman hit a two-run homer Saturday night to help the Houston Astros beat Atlanta, 3-2.

MLB: Atlanta 7, Houston 2

HOUSTON, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Jeff Francoeur and Brandon Jones both drove in three runs Friday night, to carry the Atlanta Braves to a 7-2 victory over Houston.

MLB: Houston 8, Cincinnati 5

CINCINNATI, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Hunter Pence homered and Lance Berkman doubled twice Tuesday as the Houston Astros downed the Cincinnati Reds 8-5.

MLB: Houston 6, Chi. Cubs 1

CHICAGO, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Hunter Pence hit two home runs good for five runs Friday afternoon as Houston beat the Chicago Cubs, 6-1.

MLB: Houston 3, Washington 2

HOUSTON, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Woody Williams limited Washington to two earned runs Wednesday and the Houston Astros' offense produced just enough for a 3-2 victory over the Nationals.

MLB: Washington 11, Houston 6

HOUSTON, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Ryan Zimmerman and Nook Logan combined for seven RBI Tuesday, propelling the Washington Nationals to an 11-6 win over the Houston Astros.
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Craig Biggio
Houston Astros second baseman Craig Biggio (L) hugs his son Conor Joseph Biggio while celebrating his 3,000th career hit in the seventh inning against the Colorado Rockies at Minute Maid Park in Houston on June 28, 2007. Biggio was credited with a single as he was tagged out trying to stretch his hit into a double. (UPI Photo/Aaron M. Sprecher)

Craig Alan Biggio (born December 14, 1965 in Smithtown, New York) is a former Major League Baseball second baseman, catcher, and outfielder. He played his entire 20-year baseball career with the Houston Astros (1988–2007). He ranks 20th all-time with 3,060 career hits, and is the ninth player in the 3000 hit club to get all his hits with the same team. He is currently the head varsity baseball coach for St. Thomas High School in Houston, Texas.

Craig Biggio graduated from Kings Park High School on Long Island, New York, where he excelled as a multi-sport varsity athlete. Most notably, after the 1983 season, Biggio was awarded the Hansen Award, which recognized him as being the best football player in Suffolk County. However, Biggio's passion lay with baseball, such that he turned down football scholarships for the opportunity to play baseball for Seton Hall University.

An infielder in school, Biggio switched to catcher at Seton Hall University because his team needed one. Biggio was an All-American baseball player at Seton Hall, where he played with other future Major League Baseball stars Mo Vaughn and John Valentin. Biggio, Vaughn and Valentin, along with Marteese Robinson, were featured in the book The Hit Men and the Kid Who Batted Ninth by David Siroty which chronicled their rise from college teammates to the major leagues. Biggio was drafted by the Houston Astros in the first round (22nd overall) in 1987.

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