'88 Jones Photo Tuscon Toros Unnumbered



Biggio has

more singular (or

extremely rare) feats to

his credit, it seems, than even

teammate Jeff Bagwell.   A few of

the many highlights:  * In 1991, after

becoming the first Astro catcher to be named

to the All-Star team, he became the first to be charged

with catcher's interference in the midsummer classic.  Paul

Molitor was batting in the first.   * In 1992 Biggio became the first player ever to be named to All Star teams both as a catcher (1991) and as a second baseman (1992).

* In 1997 became only the third player in major league history to go through an entire season (minimum 150 games) without hitting into a double play even

once. Previously, only the Cubs' Augie Galan in 1935 and the Tigers' Dick McAuliffe in 1968, had avoided the twin killing so well. Biggio

played in more games than both, all 162 as a matter of fact.  * Also in 1997, Biggio scored 146 runs, and in doing so scored more

 runs than anybody in the NL since the Phillies' Chuck Klein touched home 152 times way back in 1932 .

 * in 1998, he joined Hall-of-Famer Tris Speaker as the only members of the 50/50 club: having

hit 50 doubles and having stolen 50 bases in a single season. Speaker had 53 doubles

and 52 steals for the 1912 Red Sox.  In '98, Biggio had 51 doubles and 50 stolen bases. He

also had 210 hits, the highest single-season total in Astros history.  * In 1999, became only the sixth

player in major league history to have back-to-back 50 double seasons.  His 56 doubles in 99 were

a team record.   * During this campaign he-- doubled in five consecutive games--broke Cesar Cedeno's

franchise record for doubles--scored his 1000th career run--hit his 150th homer--and also

knocked in his 700th RBI  * Amazingly, his twelfth major league season in 2000 was

the first to be marred by injury. Still he managed his 400th double and

his 350th steal. With a good season in 2001, Biggio could reach

top 25 all time in doubles and top 40 in steals.


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