Houston great Craig Biggio signed this contract just 50 games into his big league career. A lifelong member of the Houston Astros, Biggio holds the Houston franchise career record for hits, doubles, and runs.
During the term of the contract, Biggio would earn his first two All Star selections and make the defensive switch from catcher to second base.
A member of the 3,000-hit club, Biggio was a model of durability and longevity. Fifteen times he 600 or more plate appearances and in nine seasons he had 700 or more.
The seven-time All Star earned five Silver Sluggers and four Gold Glove Awards. Since 1900 no player was hit by more pitches than Biggio.
On the all time MLB the leaderboard Biggio ranks 5th in doubles, 15th in runs scored, 17th in game played, 25th in hits and 38th in total bases.