Hall of Fame Thoughts For 2015

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Sep 18, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros former player

Craig Biggio

walks onto the field before a game against the Cincinnati Reds at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Craig Biggio

Give it up for the little guys, too!

Biggio may only be 5’11” tall, but he worked hard his entire 20 years in Major League Baseball, all of it with the Houston Astros. Instead of concentrating on his hitting (.281 batting average and .363 on-base percentage), look at the 201 errors that he made in his career, mainly as a second baseman. That’s a 0.07 average for the 2 850 games he played in an Astros uniform. Joe Morgan, a Hall-of-Fame second baseman and worshiped all over professional baseball, made 245 errors in only 2 546 games. By the way, Morgan’s career batting average was .271.

If I have to listen to Joe Morgan preaching to everyone about how the game is to be played, every year, I think that we can give some room. For the love of Rawlings, this man got 74.8% of the vote to get into Cooperstown, last year. Help a man out!