Saturday, October 27, 2007

Appropriate end for Biggio

Craig Biggio's playing career ended the last day of September when the Houston Astros ended their season.

His final award, however, came Saturday when he was presented with the Roberto Clemente Award, recognizing his off-field contributions.

Biggio long has been a supporter of the Sunshine Kids, an organization that helps children deal with cancer. He wore a Sunshine Kids pin on his hat throughout the majority of his career and, when he eclipsed the 3,000-hit plateau in June, one of the 0s in the ceremonial banner was the sunshine logo.

The Astros lost more than a second baseman when Biggio decided to retire. Hopefully, his off-field work will continue.


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