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Craig Biggio's HOF credentials

Hard-driving former Astros star deserves a place in Cooperstown

Originally Published: January 6, 2013
By Tim Kurkjian | ESPN The Magazine

This is the enduring image of Craig Biggio: sitting at his locker after a game, his No. 7 Astros jersey covered with dirt in a pile next to him, the picture of exhaustion. His cut-off, sleeveless T-shirt displays a gun show seldom seen on a second baseman, the rest of him is a chaotic mass of eye black, pine tar, bruises and abrasions, a snapshot of his nightly commitment. And his only acknowledgment that he plays the game harder than the rest came the time he laughed and said, "I've taken more ...

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