UPDATED: Craig Biggio NOT Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame

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Ugh.
Updated:

Biggio became the first player to miss the Hall of Fame by a single vote.

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One of the greatest and most beloved Astros, Craig Biggio, was NOT elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame again today, the first lifer Astro to make the Hall. Biggio got close in 2013, a year the Hall did not elect anyone, mainly as a statement against alleged PED users like Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens who were on the first

Biggio got 68.2 percent in 2013, falling just short of the 75 percent needed to make the Hall, but only got 74.8 percent (are you kidding?). It had been hoped that he might be able to enter the Hall with his longtime friend and fellow Astro Jeff Bagwell, but Bagwell fell well short of the mark again this year as well (54 percent), so they might make it together in the future, but the bitter disappointment is palpable for Biggio and the Astros.

Not surprisingly, former Atlanta Braves pitchers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine both were elected to the Hall of Fame along with Chicago White Sox slugger Frank Thomas. Biggio was the only question mark as more players were elected in a single year in 15 years.

The Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Cooperstown, New York, is scheduled for July 27.

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Josh_Innes_Sucks
Josh_Innes_Sucks

He missed by 2 votes, not one. And he does not deserve to be in the Hall of Fame at all. Get your facts straight, Blake.

You're almost as embarrassing as that jerkoff Randy McIlvoy who Tweeted yesterday that his (dumb) sources told him it will be announced that Biggio and 3 others were elected this year.

Amy McMullen
Amy McMullen

Well, He's Hall of Fame in this part if the Country! This man has his Family that is proud of him. We as a Community are Blessed to have a Home town Hero like this!

Derrington
Derrington

Pete Rose belongs in the Hall of Fame.

Biggio belongs in the dugout coaching little league. Hard working breed, versatile, a good guy, but not a hall of fame material.

Zac Elizondo
Zac Elizondo

They need to find a better way to handle to voting.

James Kaufman
James Kaufman

He has a long list starting with Pete Rose who has first ups.

Puller58
Puller58

Let's see, locker room lawyer, eh, nevermind...

anon
anon

Biggio was two votes short, not one.

You needed 429 of 571 to top 75%; he got 427.

Bill Johnstone
Bill Johnstone

2 votes short what BS, but he will get in next year. Bagwell probably will not ever get in.

Jimi Austin
Jimi Austin

Sounds like the same morons running the R&R Hall of Fame.

Josh_Innes_Sucks
Josh_Innes_Sucks

@Derrington Rose's stats qualify him for the hall, no doubt.  However, because he broke the rules, he does not belong in the Hall. EVER.

Josh_Innes_Sucks
Josh_Innes_Sucks

Biggiois more qualified for R&R HoF than the Baseball HoF.

Josh_Innes_Sucks
Josh_Innes_Sucks

@giacometti @Josh_Innes_Sucks @Derrington Until the rules are changed, then like laws that are silly, we still must adhere to them. Don't like it? Change the gambling rule then retroactively allow Rose and Jackson in the Hall. Until then, don't offer special exemption to one cheater but not others.

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