The second Killer B in our polls. Craig Biggio is a favorite of mine. It seems that leadoff men are under represented in the Hall of Fame.
Craig had a very unusual career. He came up as a catcher, was moved to second base to save his legs, keep his speed, then he was moved to the outfield, playing left and center, and then back to second to finish out his career.
He played 20 seasons, all with the Astros. He hit 281/.363/.433, with 291 home runs, 1175 RBI, 1844 runs scored (15th all-time) and 414 stolen bases. He has 3,060 hits, 21st on the all-time list and 668 doubles (5th). He was also hit by pitch 285 times, 2nd all-time, an interesting skill to have.
He was a 7 time All-Star, won 4 Gold Gloves and 5 Silver Sluggers. Baseball Reference has him at a 62.1 WAR, putting him 92nd all-time among position players.
This is Craig's 3rd time on the ballot, last year he was very close, getting
He was one of the best players in baseball for several years.