Craig Biggio got his 3,000th hit last night at home in Houston, becoming the 27th player in Major League Baseball history to reach the accomplishment. The 41-year old second baseman, and former catcher and center fielder, hit a shot to center field, but was thrown at second base trying to stretch the hit into a double.
Biggio is the only player in major league history to have at least 600 doubles (658), 250 home runs (286), 3,000 hits and 400 stolen bases (413). He should be a sure first-ballot Hall of Famer when he does finally decide to hang up the cleats. Even better for Biggio, every single stat he has accumulated over his 20 year career have been with the Houston Astros. His got his first hit on June 29, 1988 against Orel Hershiser, 19 years and 1 day before his 3,000th.