Fans brave the cold to celebrate with Craig Biggio

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Craig Biggio received one more big round of cheers from Astros fans on Friday. At Union Station Park, the team honored Biggio for his selection to the Hall of Fame.

Biggio learned Tuesday he was going to enshrined among baseball's greatest in Cooperstown. The celebration Friday was an opportunity for him to share with the fans, with whom he had one of the most unique relationships in all of sports.

When he was announced by former Astros great and current Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan, the crowd went crazy. Then there were the chants of B-G-O throughout the building.

"I love you guys. I stayed here for a long time just for you guys," said Biggio. "It's not warm outside and I know there was a line wrapped around and I know there are people in a frigid stadium right now to say thank you. But you know what, I love y'all."

Biggio told us Friday afternoon that he couldn't believe the crowd that came out to celebrate with him.

Biggio played his entire 20-year Major League career with the Astros. He was selected along with pitchers Randy Johnson, John Smoltz and Pedro Martinez.

It was the third time Biggio was on the ballot. Last year, he missed by a mere two votes.

For his career, Biggio, a 7-time All-Star, has 3,060 hits, scored 1,844 runs, hit 291 home runs and knocked in 1,175 runs. He's fifth all time in doubles.
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