Houston Astros: A Time to be Thankful

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Craig Biggio‘s Hall of Fame Induction

Jul 26, 2015; Cooperstown, NY, USA; Hall of Fame President Jeff Idelson (L) presents Hall of Fame Inductee Craig Biggio (R) with his Hall of Fame Plague during the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies at Clark Sports Center. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

Numerous Hall of Fame quality players has played for the Colt .45’s/Astros franchise. Players like Nellie Fox, Joe Morgan, and Nolan Ryan along with others donned a Houston uniform at one time or another. However, none of them were ever inducted into the Hall of Fame as an Astro. But that finally changed after Craig Biggio was inducted into the exclusive group of baseball’s greatest players in 2015.

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Astros fans everywhere can finally claim that we have one of our guys in the Cooperstown. No debate, no competition with another franchise. Biggio is an Astro, no questions ask. He represents the generation of Astros fans who’ve been there from the beginning and who remember the franchise’s early struggles. Biggio also represents the new age of Astros fans that came in during arguably the franchise’s golden age. He helped bridge the generations of Houston fans and put Astros baseball back on the map during the 1990’s through the 2000’s. Biggio and his numerous accomplishments as a professional baseball player in Houston played a significant part in that narrative. He represented the city and the franchise right. Biggio helped make 2015 an even more memorable year. And for that, Astros fans everywhere are thankful.

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