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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.

Quick Facts

Birth date: December 14, 1965
Birth place: Smithtown, New York, USA
Height:5' 11" (1.8 m)
Profession:Baseball second baseman
Education:Seton Hall University, Kings Park High School
Nationality:American
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
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2015.
2He 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.
4Is now a coach at Houston's St. Thomas High School.
5Good friend of fellow Houston Astros Jeff Bagwell and Ken Caminiti.
6First Houston Astros to reach 3,000 hits and the 27th player [June 28, 2007].
7National spokesman for the Sunshine Kids Foundation, for children with cancer.
8Given the 2007 Roberto Clemente Award in Denver, Colorado on October 27, 2007 for his humanitarian causes. First Astro to win the award.
9Has 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)
10Graduated from Kings Park High School on Long Island where both his football and baseball number are retired.
11Made major league debut on 26 June 1988.
12On 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.
13He 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)
14His 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.
15He is the only player in MLB history to be an all-star catcher and and a 2nd baseman.
16Is considered the greatest Houston Astro of all-time.
17Is considered one of the greatest defensive players in MLB history winning 4 Rawlings Gold Glove awards at 2nd base.
18Although he throws and bats right-handed, he writes left-handed.
19Has spent his entire career with the Houston Astros
20Began his baseball career as a catcher, then moved to second base, and now plays in the outfield


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Puts pine tar, dirt, and more pine tar on his batting helmet...and he likes it that way.


Quotes

#Quote
1On his gritty batting helmet, "The guys in the clubhouse are under strict orders not to touch it!".


Filmography

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Late Show with David Letterman2015TV SeriesHimself
Mike & Mike2015TV SeriesHimself - Baseball Hall of Famer
Prime 92010-2011TV SeriesHimself
Sunday Night Baseball1990-2007TV SeriesHimself - Houston Astros Second Baseman / Himself / Himself - Houston Astros Pinch Hitter / ...
Champions of Faith: Baseball Edition2007Video documentaryHimself
ESPN 25: Who's #1?2006TV Series documentaryHimself
2005 World Series2005TV SeriesHimself - Houston Astros Second Baseman
Pardon the Interruption2005TV SeriesHimself
2004 National League Championship Series2004TV SeriesHimself - Houston Astros Left Fielder
Cathedrals of the Game2004TV Series documentaryHimself
1998 MLB All-Star Game1998TV SpecialHimself
1997 MLB All-Star Game1997TV SpecialHimself - NL Starting Second Baseman: Houston Astros
1996 MLB All-Star Game1996TV SpecialHimself
1995 MLB All-Star Game1995TV SpecialHimself - NL Second Baseman
1994 MLB All-Star Game1994TV SpecialHimself - NL Second Baseman
1992 MLB All-Star Game1992TV SpecialHimself - NL Second Baseman
1991 MLB All-Star Game1991TV SpecialHimself - NL Catcher

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mike & Mike2014TV SeriesHimself - Former Major League Baseball Player
Rome Is Burning2007TV SeriesHimself
DHL Presents Major League Baseball Hometown Heroes2006TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself

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