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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.