Ex-Astros star Craig Biggio optimistic about future MLB Hall call
Houston, TX, United States (4E Sports) – Houston Astros slugging great Craig Biggio kept positive despite coming up short of votes to enter the Baseball Hall of Fame this week.
Biggio, who spent 20 stellar seasons with the Houston Astros, admitted he’s little bit disappointed with the way the voting turned out but he’s also aware that it’s something out of his control.
“I kept an open mind to the whole thing,” Biggio told MLB.com Friday. “Who knew how the voters were going to vote? It’s something that’s out of your control, so the way I’ve lived my life is stay as busy as you can for the most part.
The seven-time All-Star said he had a phone call after the unveiling of voting results from former Astros teammate Jeff Bagwell, who again failed to reach the required number of votes for the third straight time.
Despite the disappointment of not getting the Hall of Fame nod, Biggio remains optimistic that he and Bagwell will finally be inducted in Cooperstown.
“I think it would be cool,” Biggio told MLB.com. “For the two of us to be able to have the opportunity to go in together would be really special. He moved up and we had a nice start, and hopefully the writers feel [that we deserve to be in].
The Hall of Fame ballot next season will feature first time HOF-eligible players such as Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux and Frank Thomas.
Meanwhile, PED-associated players like Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Rafael Palmeiro, Sammy Sosa, and Mike Piazza will have another chance to assert their rights to be part of baseball’s most prestigious Hall next year.