Jeff Bagwell

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Birthdate05/27/1968
Death Date
Debut Year1991
Year of Induction2017
Teams Astros
Position First Base

Jeff Bagwell and Craig Biggio were the core of the Houston Astros “Killer B’s”, playing together from 1991-2005; both men are in the Hall of Fame. 

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Jeff Bagwell played his entire career with the Astros; he's the franchise leader in HRs and RBI

Jeff Bagwell played his entire career with the Astros; he's the franchise leader in HRs and RBI

Jeff Bagwell signed this Topps extension on March 3, 1992 after finishing his Rookie of the Year campaign just five months earlier. Over the duration of the contract, Bagwell would play in his first All Star game and his lone Most Valuable Player Award. The first baseman played all 15 of his big lea
Bagwell and Craig Biggio teamed to form Houston's Killer B's; here's Biggio's Topps contract

Bagwell and Craig Biggio teamed to form Houston's Killer B's; here's Biggio's Topps contract

From 1991-2005 Biggio teamed with Jeff Bagwell to capture the hearts of baseball fans in Houston forming the “Killer B’s”. For seven of those seasons the Lance Berkman joined them to terrorize opposing pitchers. Six other Astros players whose last name started with the second lette

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Judgment of Steroid Era comes every year at Hall of Fame

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(Editors’ note: Mike Piazza was inducted into the Hall of Fame on July 24, 2016.) Can the game’s story be complete without a plaque of the baseball’s all-time home run leader? Doesn’t the man with the most Cy Young Awards deserve induction? How about the catcher with the most career homers? All have been on the ballot, yet none is enshrined. The allegations pointed toward Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens are well-documented. The case for Mike Piazza remains less clear. Certainly his numbers are certainly Cooperstown-worthy. Amassed in any other era, his 427 homers and .308 lifetime average would be enough to garner the catcher a bronze plaque. Piazza’s six seasons with at least 100 runs batted in, 12 all-star appearances, and ten Silver Slugger awards certainly seem Cooperstown-worthy. In today’s Hall of Fame voting process, however, numbers aren’t enough. That’s where hypocrisy begins to creep in. During the steroid era, the Baseball Writers concerned themselves only with on-field performance. Seven times they voted prickly Barry Bonds the MVP; seven times they cast enough votes for Roger Clemens to receive the Cy Young Award. No one cared then that the players’ statistics might have been aided by performance enhancing drugs. When those same two players were on the Hall of Fame […]

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