Major league baseball player; played center field for the Houston Astros.

Biggio came up to the majors in 1988 as a catcher, and caught in 1989 and 1990. Since he was a rather speedy baserunner, the Astros converted him to second baseman to allow him to keep his speed as long as possible (catching is hard on the knees, since it involves squatting for the majority of defensive plays). Biggio is the only player ever to start at both catcher and second base in an All-Star Game; he won several Gold Gloves at second, and was a National League All-Star fixture at that position. In 2003, Biggio was again moved to CF to make room for free agent signing Jeff Kent.

As mentioned in deep thought's writeup at take one for the team, Biggio is also notable for leading the National League several years running in getting hit by pitches. As with most players with high HBP counts, his batting stance that crowds the home plate is partially responsible for this.

Editor's note: Biggio retired after the 2007 season and was elected to the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame in 2015.

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