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hi im skot
06-25-2007, 04:20 PM
Craig Biggio had three hits, including a record-setting double that gave the Astros the lead against Texas last night. Biggio is now the all-time leader for doubles by a right-handed hitter and is 4 hits away from 3,000.

The Astros travel to Milwaukee to face the Brewers in a three game set Monday through Friday. Anyone heading to Miller Park to (hopefully) witness baseball history? I'm hoping that he doesn't go 4-4 tonight, as I plan on attending Tuesday night's game, and Wednesday afternoon if necessary.

russ99
06-25-2007, 04:27 PM
Craig Biggio had three hits, including a record-setting double that gave the Astros the lead against Texas last night. Biggio is now the all-time leader for doubles by a right-handed hitter and is 4 hits away from 3,000.

The Astros travel to Milwaukee to face the Brewers in a three game set Monday through Friday. Anyone heading to Miller Park to (hopefully) witness baseball history? I'm hoping that he doesn't go 4-4 tonight, as I plan on attending Tuesday night's game, and Wednesday afternoon if necessary.

Well, Garner's been resting him every third game, so don't go to the 3rd game of the series.

Personally, I'm hoping Biggio breaks the 3,000 mark at home.

hi im skot
06-25-2007, 04:32 PM
Well, Garner's been resting him every third game, so don't go to the 3rd game of the series.

Personally, I'm hoping Biggio breaks the 3,000 mark at home.

Noted! :smile:

MUsoxfan
06-25-2007, 09:08 PM
I'm hoping that he doesn't go 4-4 tonight, as I plan on attending Tuesday night's game, and Wednesday afternoon if necessary.


You're in luck. Not in the starting lineup

hi im skot
06-25-2007, 09:21 PM
You're in luck. Not in the starting lineup

Yeah, I'm watching the game. I'm almost wondering if he's going to play at all this series...

ComiskeyBrewer
06-25-2007, 10:52 PM
I'd love to see it happen tomarrow(as i'm going to the game), however if i'm Garner, i take him out once he has 2,999 and save him til they come back to houston. Those fans deserve it, and it's not like they have anything else left to cheer about this year.

hi im skot
06-25-2007, 10:57 PM
I'd love to see it happen tomarrow(as i'm going to the game), however if i'm Garner, i take him out once he has 2,999 and save him til they come back to houston. Those fans deserve it, and it's not like they have anything else left to cheer about this year.

Yeah, I totally agree. Once I looked at the schedule and saw they'd be back in Houston Thursday, I knew it wasn't going to happen on the road.

Hell...I'll probably be going tomorrow anyway.

Tragg
06-28-2007, 10:21 PM
3 hits and counting tonight to get to 3,000. Congrats to Biggio...the Hall awaits.

WhiteSox5187
06-28-2007, 11:27 PM
3 hits and counting tonight to get to 3,000. Congrats to Biggio...the Hall awaits.
I could be totally wrong, but I thought I saw on ESPN that Biggio had a single in the seventh to get him his 3,000th hit. Congrats to Craig. But is this the first time in history that a player has hit 3,000 and 500 HRs on the same day?!?!?!

soltrain21
06-28-2007, 11:29 PM
WHHHHHATT?!

ESPN just said "Biggio is the Astros what Jeter is to the Yankees."

What the **** did that have to do with ANYTHING?

WhiteSox5187
06-28-2007, 11:45 PM
WHHHHHATT?!

ESPN just said "Biggio is the Astros what Jeter is to the Yankees."

What the **** did that have to do with ANYTHING?
Well, by contract ESPN has to work the Red Sox and Yankees into every story involved in baseball...having said that, I think what they mean is that Jeter is the leader of the Yankees clubhouse and a spark plug for 'em and Biggio is that for the Astros.

Tragg
06-29-2007, 12:25 AM
I could be totally wrong, but I thought I saw on ESPN that Biggio had a single in the seventh to get him his 3,000th hit. Congrats to Craig. But is this the first time in history that a player has hit 3,000 and 500 HRs on the same day?!?!?!
He did.
That was his 3rd hit of the night. He started the night with 2797.
He ended up with 5 for the night and Caballo won it with a grand slam.

thomas35forever
06-29-2007, 12:52 AM
Congrats to Craig! What a day for me. First, my favorite player punches his ticket to Cooperstown, then a player I met as a boy of 10 punches his.:bandance:

KRS1
06-29-2007, 02:01 AM
But is this the first time in history that a player has hit 3,000 and 500 HRs on the same day?!?!?!


I dont know, but I'd bet good money that it is.

MeteorsSox4367
06-29-2007, 09:28 AM
What makes Biggio's achievement more impressive is that he has played three positions (C, CF, 2B) in his career with Houston. I've always liked the way he's played. And in the interviews I've heard with him, Biggio seems like a good guy who genuinely loves the game.

As scrappiness goes, he's not as much a gamer as a certain center fielder for the Phillies, but...

soxfan13
06-29-2007, 09:54 AM
WHHHHHATT?!

ESPN just said "Biggio is the Astros what Jeter is to the Yankees."

What the **** did that have to do with ANYTHING?


YAWN!!!!!!!!!

SBSoxFan
06-29-2007, 09:59 AM
So, which is more "embarrassing" --- getting thrown out trying to stretch your 3,000th hit from a single to a double, or getting ejected from the game in which you hit your 500th HR? :redneck

russ99
06-29-2007, 10:04 AM
Well, by contract ESPN has to work the Red Sox and Yankees into every story involved in baseball...having said that, I think what they mean is that Jeter is the leader of the Yankees clubhouse and a spark plug for 'em and Biggio is that for the Astros.

Yeah, I heard that. Super-lame. Biggio's nothing like Jeter.

Congrats to Craig on #3,000. It was great to see him and Bagwell on the field again. Hopefully they'll both be in the Hall together too.

sox1970
06-29-2007, 10:05 AM
So, which is more "embarrassing" --- getting thrown out trying to stretch your 3,000th hit from a single to a double, or getting ejected from the game in which you hit your 500th HR? :redneck

How about George Brett? He got picked off after his 3000th.

SBSoxFan
06-29-2007, 10:19 AM
How about George Brett? He got picked off after his 3000th.

Ha! I didn't know that. Is that worse than getting picked off with the hidden ball trick twice in one year?!

WhiteSoxJunkie
06-29-2007, 01:08 PM
I didn't know this until yesterday, but Biggio went the entire 97 season without grounding into a double play. :o:

TheVulture
07-02-2007, 02:28 AM
I didn't know this until yesterday, but Biggio went the entire 97 season without grounding into a double play. :o:
That was also the year Biggio was hit by pitch 37 times, the 2nd highest single season total since 1900. He's currently 3 short of the career record.