• Biggio comes closest but still ends up 39 votes short

    Summary of 9 articles · Updated Jan 10, 2013
    Biggio received more votes than any player on the ballot but still came up short. Biggio finished 39 votes shy of becoming the first player elected to the Hall of Fame to have played the majority of his career in Houston. Overall, Biggio received 388 votes on the 569 ballots. Of course, Biggio and Bagwell lead our Hall of Fame ballot. The light mood at the media gathering continued as Biggio moved to discussing the 68.2 percent he received in the voting the highest number of any player on the ballot and he even managed to provide a classic line when talking about how he hopes to reach 75 percent in 2014. He wasn't completely sure whether feelings about the others played a role in his coming up short. Despite assertions to the contrary, the world won’t end, and while a flood of worthy new candidates will hit the ballot in 2014, making it even harder for anyone to reach the threshold necessary for election, we can at least look forward to some writers dropping their first-ballot resistance to worthy 2013 newcomers, and others mothballing their fainting couches over the number of players connected to performance-enhancing drugs.
    Source: CNNSI.com
    • Craig Biggio will ‘study a little harder’ to reach 75 percent in next year’s Hall of Fame vote (Video)

      Your browser does not support iframes. Despite falling short of reaching the 75 percent needed to earn entry into the Baseball Hall of Fame, Houston Astros great Craig Biggio has managed to keep a positive attitude and a strong sense of humor. Not that …
      Sources: yahoo.com MLB.com
    • Biggio on his Hall of Fame snub: 'Kind of unfair'

      HOUSTON (AP) -- Craig Biggio thinks he might have been bypassed for the Hall of Fame because he was on the ballot for the first time with several big stars linked to performance-enhancing drugs.
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • Biggio: Unfair to associate me with steroids era

      Craig Biggio thinks he might have been bypassed for the Hall of Fame because he was on the ballot for the first time with several big stars linked to performance-enhancing drugs.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Houston’s J.J. Watt shows support for Craig Biggio after baseball Hall of Fame snub

      Houston Astros legend Craig Biggio missed making the baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday by 39 votes. Houston Texans star J.J. Watt was not happy about Biggio's exclusion, and he showed it by wearing a Biggio jersey to his press conference. “I’m disapp
    • Disgraceful: Biggio, Bagwell belong in baseball Hall of Fame

      Yes, we're Astros' fans. Yes, we're probably a bit biased. Of course, Biggio and Bagwell lead our Hall of Fame ballot. They should have led all other ballots too.
      Source: chron.com
    • Hall Of A Situation: Hall of Fame voters did not elect a single player…

      Hall of Fame voters did not elect a single player to Cooperstown for the first time since 1996. Jay Jaffe weighs in and says things will only get more complex next year.
      Source: CNNSI.com

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