WATCH: Hilarious video plugs Craig Biggio for Hall of Fame

  • David Whitlock

Most people know that Craig Biggio had over 3,000 hits for the Houston Astros.  You probably knew he played three different positions, played in a bunch of All-Star games, and even a World Series.  What you didn’t know, was that he’s a guitar hero, crime fighter, fights zombies, and will guard against nightmares if you’re a kid.  Take a look at this video pointing out some of these “little known facts” about the Hall of Fame candidate (via Richey)

According to of the Houston Chronicle, Richey put the film together on not much budget using friends:

Houston writer and director Lloyd Richey put together the seven-minute short film, which will astound even the most jaded Astros fan. If only we could have Biggio on the team now. Or at least nine clones of him for 2014.

“He’s been my favorite baseball player for as long as I can remember,” says Richey, who does freelance video work around Houston. He puts the budget of the clip at $200, including the white Astros jersey.

Biggio received 68.2% of the eligible votes last year, leaving him just 6.8% below what is needed for 2014 election.  Given that a number of Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) voters deliberately omit players on their first ballot as a sign of respect for the best of the best, it’s expected he’ll get in this year.  Probably not because of this video, but nevertheless.

– David Whitlock

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David (a.k.a. Longhorndave or lhd_on_sports) joined the staff late in the 2012 season and moved to Site Manager in early 2013. A lifelong Houston Astros fan (and mini-season ticket holder for 9 years) he attends 20+ games per year. A statistics freak, David still keeps score the "old fashioned way" on occasion (and has kept manual score of World Series games since 1986 and retains the sheets). He was a featured guest weekly on the Phil Naessens Show. He is also a Texas Longhorns alumnus and huge football and baseball fan of his alma mater. When he isn't watching or writing about baseball, he works as a contractor at NASA Johnson Space Center. He lives by the mantra "a bad day at the ballpark is better than a good day anywhere else."

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