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    • On September 30, 2007, Craig played his last MLB game. He left the game in the eighth inning to a standing ovation.

    • On September 29, 2007, Craig played the first two innings at catcher. It was the first time he had caught since 1991.

    • On July 27, 2007, Craig announced that he would be retiring at the end of the 2007 season. In the game that same night, Craig hit a grand slam to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers.

    • On July 2, 2007, Craig collected his 1,000th career extra-base hit with a double in the first inning.

    • Craig is the ninth player to collect all 3,000 of his hits while playing for just one team.

    • Craig became the first player to collect five hits in the game in which he got his 3,000th hit.

    • On June 28, 2007, Craig became the first and only player in MLB history to have at least 3,000 hits, 650 doubles, 250 home runs and 400 stolen bases.

    • On June 28, 2007, Craig became the 27th MLB player to collect 3,000 hits. This came on the same day that Frank Thomas hit his 500th home run marking the first time that both accomplishments came on the same day. He was thrown out trying to stretch a single into a double on the play.

    • In 1998 Biggio joined Hall of Famer Tris Speaker as the only two players to have at least 50 doubles and 50 stolen bases in the same season.

    • Craig Biggio has played for the Astros for 20 seasons. He is the 24th player ever to play for the same franchise in 20 or more seasons, and 21 of the other 23 are in the Hall of Fame.

    • Craig led the National League in doubles three times. He had 44 doubles in 1994, 51 doubles in 1998 and a career high 56 doubles in 1999.

    • Craig led the National League in runs scored with 123 in 1995 and 146 in 1997.

    • Craig led the National league in games played three times. He played all 162 games in 1992, 1996 and 1997.

    • Craig played in 7 All-Star games (1991, 1992, 1994-1998).

    • Craig played in the National League Divisional Series 6 times (1997-99, 2001, 2004 and 2005).

    • Craig played in the 2005 World Series.

    • Craig attended Seton Hall University.

    • He is 5'11" and weighs 185 pounds.

    • Currently plays for the Houston Astros.

    • Craig has the same birthday as baseball player Billy Koch and the prophet Nostradamus.

  • Quotes

    • Biggio: Today is definitely a tough day for me, as I'm making it official -- at the end of the season, I'm retiring from baseball and saying goodbye to this great game that I love. This is definitely an emotional day and it's going to be an emotional last two months of the season. The only thing I can really say to you, the fans, is thank you.

    • Biggio: I passed Babe Ruth in doubles one time. Babe Ruth. That was unbelievable to me. And I passed Carl Yastrzemski. I'll never forget that one. You know, you're just out there playing. You're not even thinking about stuff like this. And then you find yourself thrown in with all these icons of the game, and it's a great feeling. So it's not the numbers, really. It's the names.

    • Biggio: You know, you're just out there playing. You're not even thinking about stuff like this. And then you find yourself thrown in with all these icons of the game, and it's a great feeling. (On getting his 3,000th hit)