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Craig Alan Biggio Wiki/Biography
Craig Alan Biggio was born on the 14th December 1965 in Smithtown, New York USA, and is probably best recognized for being a former professional baseball player, who played his entire career in the position of catcher and second baseman in American Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Houston Astros. His playing career was active from 1988 to 2007. Currently, he works as a baseball coach.
So, have you ever wondered how rich Craig Biggio is? It has been estimated that Craig counts his net worth at the impressive amount of $50 million, as of mid- 2016, with the main source of this sum of money coming from his career as a professional baseball player. Another source is his work as a baseball coach of a high school team.
Craig Biggio Net Worth $50 Million
Craig Biggio started playing baseball as a member of his elementary school’s baseball team. Later, he attended Kings Park High School in New York, where he continued playing, in the high school team. Parallel with that, he played American Football as well, and as he excelled in it during the 1983 season, he received the Hansen Award for the best football player in Suffolk County. However, he decided to focus on his baseball career, and he was offered a scholarship to play for Seton Hall University. During his high school career, he played on the position of infielder, and later at the University he was switched to the position of catcher. He distinguished himself as a baseball player, and was named an All-American.
Craig’s professional career began in 1987, when he was selected in the first round as the 22nd overall pick by the Houston Astros in the MLB Draft. However, he didn’t make his debut appearance in the MLB until two years later in 1989, as the Astros’ starting catcher. With the MLB Draft, his net worth was established and started rising.
In his first professional season, he won his first of five Silver Slugger awards. Later, in the 1991 season, Jeff Bagwell began to play as a first baseman, and soon after, Jeff and Craig became known as the “Killer B’s”, thanks to their successful play together, and during 10 seasons from 1994 to 2003, they appeared in nine All-Star Games, and won five Gold Gloves, having in total 689 home runs, 3,083 runs, and 2,485 RBI. During the next season, the coach switched Craig to second base, and with that he became the only baseball player in history to be named an All-Star at both positions. Prior to that, he made the National League All-Star team as a catcher, helping to increase his net worth too.
After 1800 games played, in 2000, Craig suffered a knee injury, after which he could not play very well, as he had only a .253 average. He still improved slightly, and in 2004 he batted .281 with 178 hits, and during the next season he reached 1,000 RBI, becoming the second player of the Astros to do that. In the same season, Craig and Jeff appeared together in the World Series, in the game against the Chicago White Sox, after which both of them were rewarded with Baseball America’s Lifetime Achievement Award. His net worth was certainly rising.
Subsequently in 2006, Craig became the 23rd baseball player in the history of MLB who reached 10,000 at-bats. In the 2007 year, he became the 27th baseball player in the MLB history who reached 3,000 hits, in the game against the Colorado Rockies. He is the only player in the history of baseball with 3000 hits, 600 doubles, 400 stolen bases, and 250 home runs.
In 2007, Craig decided to retire; however, he stayed in the sports industry, initially as a special assistant to the general manager, and later as a baseball coach at St. Thomas High School in Houston, increasing further his net worth.
Thanks to his accomplishments, his No. 7 jersey was retired in August 2008. He was also inducted into the Seton Hall Hall of Fame in 1996, and together with Jeff into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 2005, and later in 2015 into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. He has also received a number of awards and honors, including seven times Major League Baseball All-Star, five times Silver Slugger Award, Roberto Clemente Award, etc.
Regarding his personal life, Craig Biggio has three children with his wife, Parry Egan(m. 1990). The family’s current residence is in Houston.
|Full Name||Craig Biggio|
|Net Worth||$50 Million|
|Date Of Birth||December 14, 1965|
|Place Of Birth||Smithtown, New York, USA|
|Height||5' 11" (1.8 m)|
|Profession||Baseball second baseman|
|Education||Seton Hall University, Kings Park High School|
|Spouse||Patty Biggio (m. 1990)|
|Children||Quinn Patricia Biggio, Conor Joseph Biggio, Cavan Thomas Biggio|
|Parents||Gordon Lee Biggio, Johnna Biggio|
|Siblings||Terry Biggio, Gwen Biggio|
|1||Puts pine tar, dirt, and more pine tar on his batting helmet...and he likes it that way.|
|1||On his gritty batting helmet, "The guys in the clubhouse are under strict orders not to touch it!".|
|1||Inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2015.|
|2||He was nominated for the 2014 New Jersey Hall of Fame in the Sports Category.|
|3||(November 12) Officially retired. Biggio said he would retire at the end of the regular season. |
|4||Is now a coach at Houston's St. Thomas High School.|
|5||Good friend of fellow Houston Astros Jeff Bagwell and Ken Caminiti.|
|6||First Houston Astros to reach 3,000 hits and the 27th player [June 28, 2007].|
|7||National spokesman for the Sunshine Kids Foundation, for children with cancer.|
|8||Given the 2007 Roberto Clemente Award in Denver, Colorado on October 27, 2007 for his humanitarian causes. First Astro to win the award.|
|9||Has three children: sons Conor Joseph Biggio (b. January 7, 1993) and Cavan Thomas Biggio (b. April 11, 1995) daughter Quinn Patricia Biggio (b. September 27, 1999)|
|10||Graduated from Kings Park High School on Long Island where both his football and baseball number are retired.|
|11||Made major league debut on 26 June 1988.|
|12||On 29 June 2005, he was hit by a pitch for for the 268th time in his career, breaking the record held for many years by Don Baylor.|
|13||He has played in 7 all-star games thus far. He ranks (as of the end of the 2004 season) 65th all time for career games played (4th among all active players), 48th all time in at bats (2nd among all active players), 40th all time in runs (3rd among all active players), 67th all time in career hits (4th among all active players), 66th all time in total bases (9th among all acvtive players), 18th all time in doubles (2nd among all active players), 67th all time in career stolen bases (6th among all active players), 59th all time in extra base hits (10th among all active players), 38th all time in career times on base (3rd among all active players),and 4th all time in career hit by pitches (1st among all active players)|
|14||His best season was in 1998 when he hit .325 with 20 HR, 88 RBI, 51 doubles, 123 runs, and 210 hits. He ranked 5th in 1998 for NL MVP.|
|15||He is the only player in MLB history to be an all-star catcher and and a 2nd baseman.|
|16||Is considered the greatest Houston Astro of all-time.|
|17||Is considered one of the greatest defensive players in MLB history winning 4 Rawlings Gold Glove awards at 2nd base.|
|18||Although he throws and bats right-handed, he writes left-handed.|
|19||Has spent his entire career with the Houston Astros|
|20||Began his baseball career as a catcher, then moved to second base, and now plays in the outfield|
|Late Show with David Letterman||2015||TV Series||Himself|
|Mike & Mike||2015||TV Series||Himself - Baseball Hall of Famer|
|Prime 9||2010-2011||TV Series||Himself|
|Sunday Night Baseball||1990-2007||TV Series||Himself - Houston Astros Second Baseman / Himself / Himself - Houston Astros Pinch Hitter / ...|
|Champions of Faith: Baseball Edition||2007||Video documentary||Himself|
|ESPN 25: Who's #1?||2006||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|2005 World Series||2005||TV Series||Himself - Houston Astros Second Baseman|
|Pardon the Interruption||2005||TV Series||Himself|
|2004 National League Championship Series||2004||TV Series||Himself - Houston Astros Left Fielder|
|Cathedrals of the Game||2004||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|1998 MLB All-Star Game||1998||TV Special||Himself|
|1997 MLB All-Star Game||1997||TV Special||Himself - NL Starting Second Baseman: Houston Astros|
|1996 MLB All-Star Game||1996||TV Special||Himself|
|1995 MLB All-Star Game||1995||TV Special||Himself - NL Second Baseman|
|1994 MLB All-Star Game||1994||TV Special||Himself - NL Second Baseman|
|1992 MLB All-Star Game||1992||TV Special||Himself - NL Second Baseman|
|1991 MLB All-Star Game||1991||TV Special||Himself - NL Catcher|
|Mike & Mike||2014||TV Series||Himself - Former Major League Baseball Player|
|Rome Is Burning||2007||TV Series||Himself|
|DHL Presents Major League Baseball Hometown Heroes||2006||TV Mini-Series documentary||Himself|